Children's Dental Care

Dental decay rates are rapidly rising. To ensure our young patients have optimum dental health for life, Dentistry on Unley is investing more time and effort into the care of our children and teenage patients.

Our oral health therapists are specifically trained in children's dental care. They all have completed a Bachelor of Oral Health degree at the University of Adelaide and continue to take part in various professional development courses.

Our OHTs have a special interest in the prevention of dental disease throughout the lifespan. They will provide you with the most current advice and product recommendations to suit your individual needs.
They are specifically focused on giving your child the best head start they need to maintain a healthy smile for life.

At each examination appointment our OHT's will:

  • Complete a thorough examination of the teeth and gums
  • Take radiographs (x-rays) when necessary
  • Highlight areas of plaque and calculus accumulation
  • Train and coach in toothbrushing and oral hygiene techniques
  • Remove any plaque or calculus (professional scale and clean)
  • Highlight early signs of decay or gum disease
  • Give individualised diet advice and preventive education on oral care
  • Apply fluoride to prevent decay

Following the examination, our OHT's can provide the following services if required:

  • Preventive fissure sealants to protect teeth from decay
  • Restorations (fillings)
  • Extraction (removal) of deciduous (baby) teeth
  • Pulpotomies (nerve treatment of deciduous teeth)
  • Stainless steel crowns (to protect the teeth after a pulpotomy)

For more information on our Child and Teen Dental Health program, please view the link below.

Child Dental Benefits Schedule

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule was introduced by the Australian Government to provide financial assistance to families and encourage children and teenagers to care for their oral health and to introduce them to preventive care solutions by having regular examinations and hygiene appointments with children's dental care specialists.

The examination and hygiene appointments assist in reducing dental disease during a period of higher risk and promotes maintaining good oral health habits once they leave home and begin venturing out on their own.

Under the CDBS, you can benefit up to $1000 for each eligible child every two years. This benefit can significantly help families with services such as radiographs, preventative services, oral examples and other ranging treatments. Eligible families will receive a letter in the mail automatically and this usually arrives in the middle of January. 

Dentistry on Unley chooses to Bulk Bill for all children's dental care services eligible under the CDBS, meaning there is no gap payment for most services including an examination, hygiene appointment, any necessary radiographs and restorations.

All patients using the Child Dental Benefits Schedule will be appointed with one of our Oral Health Therapists, specifically trained in treating this age group.

For more information on the CDBS, visit the Department of Human Services website.

 

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Bulk Billed dentistry for eligible children and teens

Children's Dental Days

Our Children's Days are fantastic for young children who haven't been to the dentist before or are shy or nervous about going to the dentist. This is a fun day where children can have their face painted, put on dress ups, get their teeth checked and go home with lots of rewards, a happy smile and a positive dental experience!

Our Children's Dental Day dates can be found on our Facebook page or by calling the practice on 08 8272 9087.

Photos from our previous Children's Dental Health Days are available on the Dentistry On Unley Facebook page.

If you would like to schedule an appointment on our next Children's day, please contact us on +61 8 8272 9087 or alternatively you may email us here.

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