Dental Information

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What is An Amalgam filling?
Amalgam is a mix of alloys mainly Silver and Mercury.

Is Amalgam harmful for me?
Many researches proves that Amalgam have no harmful effect on the body.
ADA Policy, World health organization and dental federation statements Amalgam is safe filling material.
However it placing an amalgam filling should be avoided in pregnant women like any other dental Treatment which can be postponed till delivery of the baby.

Why do we have white fillings instead of amalgam?
White fillings are placed mainly because of Aesthetic reason.
White filling can be placed conservatively requiring less tooth preparation hence strengthening remaining tooth structure.

Should I get my Amalgam fillings replaced?
Amalgam can be replaced for several reasons. Some of them are listed below:
Irregular or broken margin
Fracture
Endodontic treatment
Front teeth causing discoloration
Recurrent decays
Loose filling
Sensitivity
Aesthetic
If you have more questions or concerns ask our experienced professional team contacts us.

What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic is related to changing appearance of teeth.
If your teeth are stained, dark, discolored, chipped, cracked, crooked cosmetic dentistry could be the answer for you.
If you are not satisfied with appearance of your teeth, want a smile makeover you can choose any procedure under cosmetic dentistry and get the dream smile you want.

What are the options available?
We have range of procedure which can provide Aesthetic results.
Teeth Whitening
Simple cost effective procedure like Bleaching can significantly brighten your world by giving you brighter whiter teeth.If you need to know more please Contact us  @ 07 38860933 (Monday to Saturday).

Child Dental Benefit Schedule

What is the Child Dental Benefits Schedule?

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule is a dental benefits program Run by Australian Government to assist children with their Oral Health. It’s for eligible children aged 2-17 years that provides up to $1,000 in benefits to the child for basic dental services. The Child Dental Benefits Schedule replaces the Medicare Teen Dental Plan from 1 January 2014.

What Dental Services are covered Under My Child Dental Benefit Schedule?

Services include examinations, x-rays, cleaning, fissure sealing, fillings, root canals, extractions and partial dentures Benefits are not available for orthodontic or cosmetic dental work and cannot be paid for any services provided in a hospital.

When are patients assessed as eligible?

The Department of Human Services assesses a child’s eligibility from the start of each calendar year and sends a notification to the child or the child’s carer. This notification may be done electronically, or in the form of a letter, which may be presented by the patient to the practice. Most children will be informed of eligibility at the beginning of the year.Dentist will also assess the eligibility of patient for CDBS.

Who is eligible for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule?

Child must be eligible for Medicare and the family must be in receipt of Tax Benefit Part A or receive one of the following Government payments.

  • Youth Allowance
  • ABSTUDY
  • Disability Support Pension
  • Parenting Payment
  • Special Benefit
  • Carer Payment
  • 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

How long will I be Eligible for Dental Benefits?

You will eligible throughout the each calendar year.

For how long can I receive the benefits?

Once approved you will receive benefits for 2 Consecutive years. Your 2 year period commences at the start of each calendar year. Example: if your First Appointment date is 1st Jan 2014 you will be eligible for benefits from 2014 till end of 2016.

Can I use my $ 1000 Benefits Whenever I want to?

Yes you can, You can Use it in one year if Necessary or over the period of 2 years. If you use it in First year you will not be awarded any additional benefits for 2nd year. If you do not use it over the period of 2 years the benefits will not be carried over to next year. You cannot use it in future. There are some Limit on Number of services you can receive under this benefits

If you need to know more please Contact us @ 07 38860933 (Monday to Saturday).

What if my family members want to share the Benefits?

Benefits can be used only by eligible patients. It cannot be shared by other family members however other children or siblings may be eligible for it.

 Who can see patients Under Child dental benefit scheme?

Dentists or Dental Specialist

  • Holding General or specialist registration with Dental Board(AHPRA)
  • Dentist with Medicare Provider Number
  • Or Dental therapists and Hygienist Under Supervising Dentists

Here at Kallangur Dental Surgery we Accept Children receiving benefits under Child Dental Benefit schedule.

How will my dentist Know if I am eligible or Not?

Your dentist should be able to check it with Department of Human Services (http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/medicare/child-dental-benefits-schedule).

I have received Information that my Children are eligible for Child dental benefit scheme?

Whom should I contact now?

You should contact your dentist.

Contact us @ 0738860933 at Kallangur Dental Surgery to book an appointment.

Do I Need to pay on the appointment day?

You need to ask this to your dentist when you make an appointment whether they will be bulk billing services provided under child dental benefit scheme or will you be required to pay for treatment.

Here at Kallangur Dental Surgery we provide you prior information about payments.

How Do I or My Dentist Know about remaining Benefits?

You or Your dentist should be able contact Department of Human services (Medicare) to get information about your remaining benefit schedule. Here at Kallangur Dental Surgery we check remaining benefit at every scheduled appointment and inform you about it prior to any procedure. Feel free to contact our friendly staff for More Information.

What if I finish my approved Benefits?

If you use up $ 1000 approved benefits you will not be eligible for further benefits for Next 2 years.

What happens if I need more treatment?

If you need more treatment Dentist will discuss the options with you .Most likely you have to pay for the treatments you receive after Dental benefits. Here at Kallangur Dental Surgery we provide you with a written estimate prior to any treatment so that you know what to expect and you get an opportunity to make an informed decision.

What If I am a Private Health Fund Patient? Can I still use child dental benefits?

Yes you can still use your child dental benefit for eligible dental services. However you cannot use dental benefits and health fund benefit for the same treatment.Private Health Fund can be used for other services or to receive other required treatments not covered under child benefits.If you need Further Information Regarding Eligibility for Child dental benefits schedule please contact Department of Human services.

If you need to make an appointment If you need to know more please Contact us @ 07 38860933 (Mon to Sat).

Dental Care for Babies:

My baby does not have any teeth? Do I still need to perform routine dental care for my baby?

You do not have to wait for teeth to erupt .We need to look after baby’s soft gums. You can start cleaning and caring for your baby’s gums well before the first tooth appears. A couple of times a day, just wipe her gums gently using a clean, damp cloth.

For more reliable Information Please visit Australian Dental Association

http://www.ada.org.au/app_cmslib/media/lib/0711/m102967_v1_tooth%20dev_factsheet.pdf

Alternatively please Contact us @ 07 38860933 (Mon to Sat) and our experienced professional team can help with your queries.

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