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Children’s Dentistry in Noosa

smiling kid in dentist chairEnsuring your child has the best foundation for a lifelong, healthy smile is one of our priorities at Morton Dental. We offer a low-pressure environment where we take our time with each child, helping them feel comfortable. They can even enjoy watching their favourite show during their appointment.

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The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS)

With the health of children’s smiles something we’re passionate about, we are happy to cover up to $1,052 over two calendar years for basic dental services under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS). The services we cover include:

  • Checkups
  • X-rays
  • Cleanings
  • Fissure sealings
The cap amount is indexed annually on 1 January, and the increase in cap amount only applies to a child or teen who received their first eligible service in that calendar year.

Understanding CDBS

We recognise navigating programs like the CDBS can be added work for parents, so we are happy to help each step of the way. To break it down further:

  • You can claim up to $1,052 for each eligible child over two consecutive calendar years. As we’ve noted, this begins 1 January in the year your child becomes eligible and receives their first dental service.
  • You can use the full amount of $1,052 in the first calendar year, but you will not have funding leftover for the second year in this scenario. If you don’t use the full allotment in the first year, you can use it in the second year if your child is still eligible.
  • If you don’t use the full amount within two calendar years, you aren’t able to use the remaining funds. You must wait for a new two-year period to start. If there is funding left over after your child loses eligibility, you will not be able to access the funding in that situation as well.
  • Services not covered by Morton Dental under CDBS including orthodontic and cosmetic dental work, as well as dental services in a hospital.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When should I first bring my child to the dentist?
We recommend scheduling your child’s first visit at about the age of 4 to 5 when they start getting their adult teeth. However, if there are concerns like mouth trauma or nursing issues, bringing them in earlier is important to ensure their dental health starts off right.

Are dental X-rays safe for children?

Yes, dental X-rays are safe for children. We use modern, low-radiation X-rays to safely monitor your child’s dental health and development, ensuring any issues are spotted early.

What is the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS), and how can it help?

The CDBS provides eligible families with benefits for their children’s dental services, covering treatments like check-ups, x-rays, and cleanings. It’s a great way to ensure your children’s teeth are cared for without financial strain.
What signs of malocclusion (bite problems) should I look for in my child?
Look for signs like misaligned teeth, difficulty in biting or chewing, mouth breathing, or changes in facial structure. Early detection is key, and our team is experienced in diagnosing and managing malocclusion from an early age.

Why is it important for children to wear mouthguards?

Mouthguards protect your child’s teeth during sports and other physical activities. They help prevent injuries such as broken teeth and damage to the jaw.

When is the right time to correct a child’s bite?

It’s essential to start treatment for bite corrections as early as possible. We conduct thorough assessments and recommend interventions to prevent more complex issues as your child grows.

We Can’t Wait to Meet You and Your Family!

We are eager to welcome you and your family to our practice. Our practice can book parent and child appointments back-to-back to make dental care a breeze. Contact us today to see if your child is eligible for care and make that first step forward in giving them the best start to a healthy smile by booking an appointment.
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Children’s Dentistry Noosa Heads, Noosa Junction, Noosaville QLD | (07) 5455 3577