CHILDREN'S DENTISTRY

The Island Dental team is always delighted to care for your children’s dental health. We believe in helping your kids develop good oral hygiene habits now so that they can look after their teeth and keep their smile healthy into adulthood. We strive to make your kid’s dental experience a positive one.

Your child’s first visit to the dentist

The ideal time for your child’s first dentist visit is around their first birthday or when their teeth begin to erupt (whichever comes first). This is a good opportunity to experience our friendly, relaxed environment and a gentle check on your child’s dental health. We also discuss oral hygiene habits and about teeth-friendly snacks. It’s a good idea to then bring your child to see us twice a year for a check-up, so that we can keep an eye on their oral health. With regular dental check-ups for your child, we aim to detect any potential problems early. All our team are careful to take a patient and gentle approach, aiming to create a positive association with visiting the dentist.

Bulk billed children’s dentistry with the CDBS

Dental treatment for your kids could come with no out-of-pocket expense at Island Dental, with the government’s Child Dental Benefits Schedule. You may qualify to receive up to $1,000 of CDBS benefits over two years towards the cost of your children’s dental treatment.

The CDBS includes dental examinations, X-rays, cleaning, fissure sealing, fillings, root canal treatment or tooth extractions. Find out more about fee-free dental care for kids here. https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/services/medicare/child-dental-benefits-schedule/who-can-get-it