Dental treatments tailored for children
Not only do we understand that prevention and maintenance are keys to your child’s general dental health, but we also make sure that your child has a happy association with dentistry in a relaxed, fun and friendly environment.
Our Dental Therapist, Mrs Eve Gardiner, will treat your child and help them learn about their teeth in a fun, safe and comfortable environment. Eve is well known for her genuine caring and fun approach.
Eve has over 35 years’ experience as a dental therapist providing dental care to children and young adults in private practice, public dentistry and orthodontics. She gains enormous satisfaction watching her young patients grow up with positive dental experiences that lead to lifelong dental health. Mrs Gardiner is a member of the Australian Dental and Oral Health Therapist Association and a former Vice President of the Victorian branch. She has held various teaching positions at RMIT, the University of Melbourne, and was the Dental Therapist representative on the Continuing Professional Development Committee of the Victorian Dental Practice Board for 6 years. In 2000 – 2001 Mrs Gardiner volunteered in Romania, establishing and running a dental clinic for an orphanage.
Kilmore Dental & Specialist Centre is also equipped with a children’s play area to help make sure your children have a fun and enjoyable time at the practice.
Medicare’s Child Dental Benefit Schedule
In addition to accepting all private health insurance cards, we offer bulk billed treatment under the Medicare Child Dental Benefit Schedule (CDBS) to eligible patients.
The CDBS commenced on 1 January 2014, and provides access to benefits for basic dental services to around 3.4 million children aged 2-17 years.
The total benefit entitlement is capped at $1,000 per child over a two calendar year period. The CDBS is means tested, which requires receipt of Family Tax Benefit Part A (FTB-A) or a relevant Australian Government payment.
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 will not be paid for any services provided in a hospital. If you think your child may be eligible and have not received notification from the Australian Government, please contact Medicare.
As the payment of benefits are administered through Medicare, using details held by Centrelink or the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, you should ensure your details are kept up to date. To update your details with Medicare, phone the patient helpline on 132 011.
You can find out more about the CDBS and eligibility criteria on the Department of Human Services website.