Have you ever sat beside your child as they shivered with fear in a dental waiting room? Or chased them around the clinic as they tried to escape?
A dental clinic doesn’t have to be a scary place for children.
Visiting a dentist with a passion for children’s dentistry creates a safe and positive experience, and makes your life a whole lot easier.
“As a dentist and a mother, my passion is to make dental care safe and enjoyable for children.
I have experience dealing with a wide variety of patients:
from the very young to the very anxious. My speciality is assisting children with special needs and sensory issues.
In my 15 years of clinical experience I’ve seen how vital it is to create positive associations with the dentist so that children’s dental health can flourish in years to come.
I can’t wait to see your children’s smiles sparkle!”
“A year ago, my front teeth were over protruding which is quite a hassle, sometimes it’s painful and awkward while speaking. The treatment went smoothly and great. Issues with speech and awkwardness have gone. I’m happy with the result. It is better than expected. I definitely recommend MDC for a dentist in Box Hill.”
“I am so glad that I finally found a good dentist! Dr Alice Yang was very professional and approachable. I experienced no discomfort at all. I will definitely return for my next check and clean.”
– Yan Xu
The Federal Government wants all children to have access to basic dental care and treatment.
That is why it has developed the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS).
The CDBS essentially covers all the costs of most dental services a child might need, capped at $1013 per child over a two-year period (this went up from the previous cap of $1000 on January 1, 2021).
Your child may be eligible if they are between the ages of 2-17 and are eligible for Medicare.
You or your child also needs to be receiving Family Tax Benefit Part A or another relevant Australian government payment (further details are here on the Services Australia website
Children aged 2-17, who are eligible for medicare, may have access to the Child Dental Benefits Schedule. For more information talk to our friendly staff or visit the Services Australia website.
Even with great oral hygiene, it is common for children to have plaque build up and cavities. The earlier this is detected, the easier the treatment will be. Children’s enamel is very sensitive and prone to erosion. We can treat this with sealants to prevent the need for fillings. It’s also a great idea to start visits from a young age to instill in your child an understanding of the importance of dental hygiene.