As the father of three children, Dr. Khan knows how important it is to have great dental care for your children. We encourage you to bring your little ones to see us as soon as possible.
They can get a feel of the dentist office and have a play on the dentist chair. This will help them familiarize with the dentist and our equipment. Starting dental care early on can help prevent cavities and lead to a lifetime of great dental health.
At your child's first visit, he or she will be treated to a friendly and positive experience. During that first visit, We will:
- go over your child's dental and medical history
- assess overall growth and development through an oral exam
- discuss the risk for your child developing cavities
- provide instructions for thorough care after teeth cleaning
- review nutrition and how some habits can hinder dental health
- discuss any questions you may have like teething, using a pacifier and thumb-sucking
- review what to do in case of emergencies
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH UPDATE
The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) will commence on 1 January 2014 and will provide access to benefits for basic dental services to around 3.4 million children aged 2-17 years. It will replace the existing Medicare Teen Dental Plan (MTDP).The total benefit entitlement will be capped at $1,000 per child over a two calendar year period. The CDBS will have a means test, which requires receipt of Family Tax Benefit Part A (FTB-A) or a relevant Australian Government payment.The CDBS will provide individual benefits for a range of services including examinations, x-rays, cleaning, fissure sealing, fillings, root canals and extractions. Benefits will not be available for orthodontic or cosmetic dental work and will not be paid for any services provided in a hospital.
please visit http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/childdental for more information.
We are looking forward to helping your child begin on his or her road to great dental health. If you have any questions, or would like to set up an appointment, please call us today!