We believe that healthy teeth and healthy development is a lifelong habitThe most important time to start this process is when a young child makes their first visit to the dentist.
At Knoxfield Dental Care, we strongly believe in prevention and empowering parents with useful information which will greatly benefit the child’s dental and overall development.
However, we understand that sometimes a dental practice may be a daunting place for a young child, which is why we make every effort to make your child at ease when they come to us. Our practice is very kids friendly with toys, No Cavity Club, Certificate of Bravery, gift bags, and most importantly, dentist and staff who are patient, caring and know how to communicate with your children! As your child’s dentist, we feel that we also have the responsibility to encourage your child to develop a life-long habit to look after their teeth.
At Knoxfield Dental Care, our dentists do not only examine your child’s teeth, also having done extra courses in the ENT area, they check children’s lips, tongue and airways as well to ensure that there are no airway obstructions, tongue tie or mouth breathing problems. A nice and clear airway ensures your children are getting a good night’s sleep and developing their full potential.
Make your appointment today with one of our gentle and experienced dentists and make you and your families' oral health a number one priority.
Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS)The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) is a scheme run by Medicare that provides eligible children up to $1,000 over 2 calendar years to pay for a range of dental services. It’s for at families who are already receiving other benefits, such as Family Tax Benefit A payments.
If your child is eligible, the CDBS will cover dental services including check-ups, routine cleaning, repairing cracked teeth, fillings and root canals. It doesn’t cover orthodontic treatment (such as braces to straighten crooked teeth), any dental work that needs to be done in hospital, or cosmetic dental procedures (such as replacing missing teeth).
Who is eligible?The CDBS is for children aged 2 to 17 who are eligible for Medicare and who also receive at least one of the following benefits:
- Family Tax Benefit Part A
- Carer Payment
- Disability Support Pension
- Parenting Payment
- Special Benefit
- Youth Allowance
- help under the Veterans’ Children Education Scheme (VCES) if the child is 16 to 17 years
- help under the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act Education and Training Scheme if the child is 16 to 17 years