Dental Care

Happy Smiles for Children at School Program

In Australia, toothache is the number one reason children miss school. Early detection of decay is vital to prevent major future oral health problems. Every child deserves a great smile which is why good oral hygiene from an early age is important! Even though baby teeth are temporary, decay of these temporary teeth can in fact stain the permanent teeth below! Having poor oral hygiene can lead to a variety of dental and medical problems in the future such as gum disease, infection, bone loss and more. Regular dental check-ups and cleanings can prevent these problems as well as provide your students with good oral hygiene.

We provide on-site oral health assessments for school going children at your school location. Our mobile dental clinics are fully equipped dental surgeries on wheels and our great team of qualified dentists and other dental professionals are eager to bring Happy Smiles to your students. Our mission is to keep these beautiful smiles bright and glowing by providing regular and free-of-charge dental services.

If you would like a dental van visit for your school just complete our online booking form and one of our support coordinators will be in contact with you shortly.

For more information regarding the services we provide click here

Medicare Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS)

From January 2014, eligible families, teenagers and approved care organization will receive a letter to confirm eligibility. A child or teenager’s eligibility is assessed at the beginning of each calendar year and is valid for the whole of that calendar year. In 2014, benefits for basic dental services are capped at $1000 per child over 2 consecutive calendar years. If you do not use all your $1000 benefit in the first year of eligibility, you can use it in the second year if you are still eligible.

Any remaining balance will not be carried forward at the end of the second year. Benefits will cover a range of services including:

• Dental Examination

• X-rays

• Cleaning and Fluoride treatment

• Fissure Sealing

• Fillings

• Root canals and Extractions

Benefits are not available for orthodontic or cosmetic dental work and cannot be paid for any services provided in a hospital. Child Dental Benefits Schedule services will not count towards the Medicare Safety Net or the Extended Medicare Safety Net Thresholds. Information contained in this document was extracted from Medicare.

For more information and to see the eligibility criteria, please visit the Department of Human Services – Medicare website: click here

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