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Children’s Dental Wagga Wagga

Kids’ Dentist in Marketplace Shopping Centre, Wagga

(& FREE* Dental for Kids: Child Dental Benefits Schedule)

Childrens Dental in Wagga
Local Wagga Dentist Dr Bronwyn Brown has a special focus on children’s dental (paediatric dentistry)– and is always popular with the kids! Plus, you can access your Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) here.

Your children’s teeth and dental health is so important – and it’s vital that they develop a lifelong habit of visiting the dentist. That’s why Dr Bronwyn Brown and our team go out of our way to make a trip to the dentist an easy, affordable and positive experience for your little ones.

When should my child first go to the dentist?

The ADA recommends you should take your baby to the dentist for their first visit when they are approximately 12 months old, or their first tooth has appeared – whichever happens first.

You might think of the dentist as just caring for your children’s teeth, but dental care also involves checking the inside of the mouth, gums and lips.

Your child’s first visit to the dentist

Your child’s first visit to our Wagga dental clinic won’t involve a lot of dental work, but it will be a time to discuss and do the following:

  • Teething
  • How to brush teeth
  • Preventing dental decay
  • Preventing trauma to your child’s mouth
  • Checking the bite, along with soft tissues, e.g., gums and cheeks
  • Habits such as thumb sucking
  • Nutritional advice
  • Become familiar with the dentist
  • Begin to make the activity a habit for both parent and child

6 Tips to keep your kids happy at the dentist

  1. Your child’s first visit is a momentous occasion, so enjoy the event and be excited about it! They’re about to meet a new friend who’s going to count their teeth and teach them good habits.
  2. If you’ve been anxious at the dentist, don’t let your anxiety rub off on your child
  3. Do not tell your child they are “brave”, as this will instill fear. Instead, make the visit something exciting to look forward to.
  4. Never used the dentist as a deterrent or punishment. “If you don’t look after your teeth, the dentist will have to pull them out!”
  5. Choose your words wisely: avoid “needle”, “pain”, “drills”, “don’t panic.”
  6. Don’t ‘reward’ your child afterwards as if they have endured a horrible event.

Medicare CDBS

Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS): Free Dental For Kids*

Like the sound of free dental for kids? The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) provides eligible children aged between 2-17 years access to up to $1000 in benefits for dental treatment over 2 consecutive calendar years & is  available for families that receive Family Tax Benefit Part A or a relevant Australian government payment. If you qualify, you’ve probably already received a letter in the mail about CDBS. But if you’re unsure, it’s easy to find out.
Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) Free Dental for Kids
Are my kids eligible?

Are your children:

  • Eligible for Medicare
  • Receiving (or having a parent that is receiving) an Australian payment at least once a year
  • Aged between 2 to 17 years for at least one day that year
Most basic services are covered by CDBS, except cosmetic dental and orthodontics.
  • Check-up
  • Scale and clean/x-ray
  • Tooth extractions
  • Root canal (endodontic treatment)
  • Fillings

Useful CDBS information

Not sure if your child is covered with CDBS? Not sure how much of your $1000 allowance is left? Call the Medicare general enquiries line

Why choose our Wagga Dentist Clinic?

BUDGET FRIENDLY

Enjoy our competitive pricing

GENTLE & CARING

Our locally trained dentists will take the time to look after you

FEELING ANXIOUS?

Don’t be. We offer sedation dentistry (happy gas) to put you completely at ease

HEALTH INSURANCE

Preferred providers with nib, Medibank Private, BUPA and HCF & Registered with all health funds

CONVENIENT LOCATION

Centrally located at Marketplace Shopping Centre

YOU CHOOSE

Choice of male or female dentists

EMERGENCY DENTIST

Same-day emergency dental appointments available

KIDS’ DENTAL

Extra special focus on the kids & paediatric dentistry

FAQs about Kids’ Dental

When should I first take my child to the dentist?

The ADA recommends you take your child for their first dental appointment when they are approximately 12 months, or when their first tooth has appeared, whichever happens first.

How much will a dental checkup cost for my child?

If you’re not with CDBS and you have dental health insurance, chances are, you’re checkup will be for free. If you don’t have health insurance, it will cost a small fee.

How do I claim my child’s CDBS?

Claiming dental benefits is easy. When you book an appointment with us, let us know that you are claiming CDBS, and we’ll take care of the rest.

How do I take care of my children’s teeth?

Please take your young children to our dental clinic. We’ll examine their teeth and give you both easy-to-remember guidelines to take the best care of their teeth.

Marketplace Dental care for patients from the following suburbs and surrounding towns

Wagga Wagga, North Wagga Wagga, East Wagga Wagga, Turvey Park, Ashmont, Kooringal, Glenfield Park, Mount Austin, Tolland, Estella, Boorooma, Gobbagombalin, Lloyd, Springvale, Tatton, Lake Albert, Cartwrights Hill, Bourkelands, Gumly Gumly, San Isidore, Kapooka, Ardlethan, Coolamon, Henty, Junee, Lockhart, Temora, The Rock,  Narrendera , Marinna, Erin Vale, The Gap, Coolamon, Harefield, Downside and Brookdale.

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Marketplace Dental is registered with all health funds and is a preferred provider with nib, BUPA, HCF and Medibank Private.

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