Good oral habits start early in life, and when you make oral hygiene part of your child's daily routine from the beginning, you improve their chance of having a lifetime of good oral health.
From their first dental visit where we count their teeth, to their routine check-up and cleans where we show them correct brushing techniques, our child-friendly dentists will make sure your child’s oral health is on track. Kids dental treatments at EVP Dental include:
Our goal is to help make your child feel comfortable when coming to the dentist. We aim to make the experience a fun one where they can get used to the practice surrounds, the dental chair and the person seeing them. We’re used to treating kids, in fact most of our dentists and hygienists have children of their own. This allows them to quickly build rapport with young patients and help put them at ease in a new environment.
On your child’s first visit, we invite them to sit in the chair or on your lap and start by counting their teeth to get them used to their new dentist. Once your child is comfortable, we ask to use a mirror to check their mouth. The dentist or hygienist will:
Our dentists and hygienists are available to answer any oral health questions you have concerning your child. Whether you’d like more information on teething or if you’re seeking advice on dummy use, we’re here to help you make an informed decision about your child’s oral health. We can help by providing advice on:
If your child is eligible for $1000 worth of basic dental services under the CDBS initiative, call EVP Dental (08) 9470 3944 to book your child in for dental treatment.
The CDBS provides individual benefits for a range of services including examinations, x-rays, cleaning, 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. The total benefit entitlement will be capped at $1000 per child over a two year period, however eligibility will need to be determined.
To ensure that all eligible children can use their CDBS entitled benefits, make sure that your details are up to date with Medicare and Centrelink and when booking an appointment at EVP Dental ensure that you inform our friendly reception staff. You will need to bring the Medicare card to the appointment so that we can process the claim on the day. Medicare can be contacted by calling 132 011. Centrelink can be contacted on 136 150 for Family Tax Benefits Part A matters. If you would like more information about the Child Dental Benefits Schedule, please visit the Department of Health’s website by clicking here.
We recommend that children have their first dental check-up within 6 months of getting their first tooth. This gives us the chance to catch any development issues as early as possible. Regular check-ups can help to make visiting the dentist a normal routine as kids grow up.
Kids' dentistry includes their regular check-ups and teeth cleaning and general treatments to help prevent or treat tooth decay, such as fissure sealants and white fillings. General dental services for kids in Perth are free if you're eligible for the Child Dental Benefits Scheme (CDBS).
CDBS is a government benefit that provides $1,000 towards basic dental costs for each eligible child over 2 calendar years. To be eligible to claim CDBS, you must:
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