Kids Dental & Bulk Billing
Professional, gentle dentistry that you can trust | We provide bulk-billing services under Medicare for eligible children
At Chermside Dental your child's dental care is paramount to us.
We offer a comprehensive approach to painless, quality dental treatment for children.
At Chermside Dental we foster a positive, friendly and warm environment for you and your children.
We are preferred Medibank Members Choice and Bupa Members First Dentists. We are also preferred providers for all other health funds such as HCF, NIB, Smile.com.au. We also bulk bill under Medicare for eligible children.
The safety and well-being of our children are at the top of our list of priorities so when it comes to the health of their teeth we provide peace of mind through our reliable, caring and professional service.
Your child’s mouth sees a vast amount of change throughout their early years of developmental. In navigating this tricky time of your child’s life, it is important to make sure any dental work is done carefully and in a way that provides a fear free experience for them.
If the initial experience is a happy one, this should set the stage for a lifelong positive approach to dental hygiene and health. Conversely, if your child experiences fear early on, they could develop an aversion with lasting and potentially devastating consequences.
We appreciate your trusting us to be your child’s dentist in Brisbane and we won’t let you down.
In some cases children can be particular anxious. Where treatment is required, we sometimes recommend happy gas for sedation and analgesia (pain-free) to maximise your child’s comfort and make their experience at the dentist a happy memory. Our experienced dentists can cater for your child’s individuality.
For more information, please take a gander at our Happy Gas page.
MEDICARE BULK BILLING
The Medicare Child Dental Benefits Schedule is up and running at Chermside Dental Care. It allows eligible children $1000 worth of dental treatment over each two year period. The child needs to be between the age of 2-17 for at least 1 day of the current year (so children who have turned 18 may still be eligible this year). To find out if you are eligible, simply give us a call on 3359 1611 and have your medicare card ready, or email us your medicare card number and we can check for you. Please check out the Medicare page for more information.
Eligibility is assessed by the government, which can be checked at my.gov.au or by calling the medicare general enquiries line on 132 011.
Alternatively, you can contact us on 3359 1611 and we can help you.
Unlike other dentists, we want to break down all barriers for children to all be able to visit the dentist. So we bulk bill for your children where eligible, and there is no out of pocket expense for you.
*A child is eligible if they are aged 2–17 years for at least 1 day of the calendar year, are eligible for Medicare and are either part of a family receiving Family Tax Benefit Part A or one of the following Australian Government payments:
Disability Support Pension
Double Orphan Pension
Veteran’s Children Education Scheme, if the child is 16 or over
Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act Education and Training Scheme, if the child is 16 or over
Eligibility is determined each calendar year.
With our gentle, experienced dentists, TVs and happy gas, we can help!
We focus on quality, professional and affordable dental care.