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Children’s Dental Wagga Wagga

Kids’ Dentist in Marketplace Shopping Centre, Wagga

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

Some of our dentists here have a special focus on children’s dental (paediatric dentistry)– and they’re 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 Miss Victoria Holahan 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
  • Answer questions


6 Tips to keep 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.

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 $1026 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.

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Are my kids eligible? The must be:
  • Eligible for Medicare,
  • Receiving (or having a parent that is receiving) an Australian payment at least once a year, or
  • Aged between 2 to 17 years for at least one day that year
Most basic services are covered by CDBS, except cosmetic & orthodontics.
  • Check-up, Scale & 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

Check Your Child’s Eligibility

    Child's First Name *

    Child's Last Name *

    Email Address *

    Phone Number *

    Medicare Number *

    Child's ID

    Child's Date of Birth *

    Have second child?

    Second Child's First Name *

    Second Child's Last Name *

    Second Child's ID

    Second Child's Date of Birth *

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    Third Child's First Name *

    Third Child's Last Name *

    Third Child's ID

    Third Child's Date of Birth *

    Post Code

    Why choose our Wagga Dentist Clinic?

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    Budget Friendly

    Enjoy our competitive pricing

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    Gentle & Caring

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

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    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

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    Emergency Dentist

    Same-day emergency dental appointments available

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    Kid's Dental

    Extra special focus on the kids & paediatric dentistry

    FAQs about Kids’ Dental

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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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