Free Kids Dental
We believe it’s essential for a child to see a pediatric dentist as soon as possible to prevent common dental issues. That is why we offer free kids dental treatments to make sure your child’s smile is as bright as possible.
Who Is Qualified for Our Free Kids Dental Program?
A child is eligible if they are in the Family Tax Benefit part or receive some of the following initiatives:
● Disability Support Pension
● Youth Allowance
● Carer Payment
● Double Orphan Pension
● Special Benefit
● Financial Assistance under the Veteran’s Children Education Scheme or Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Scheme
If a child is eligible for Medicare, they will receive a letter informing them of public dental clinics and how to get dental care. A child may be eligible for up to $1000 over a two year period.
Why Children Need to Visit the Dentist
Visiting a dental care clinic early can lead to a lifetime of good oral health habits. It can also reduce fear, anxiety, and make for stress-free check-ups in the future. Here are some of the other benefits children enjoy when visiting the dentist:
● Diagnose oral problems early
● Prevent serious tooth decay
● Learn good oral hygiene
Children love to eat sweets and sugary foods, leading to tooth decay and gum issues. Neglecting these issues at an early age can cause severe teeth and gum deterioration, which is more painful to treat.
Who is eligible?
To be eligible, your child/family must be in the Family Tax Benefit A, or receive one of the following Government Initiatives:
- Youth Allowance
- Carer Payment
- Special Benefit
- Disability Support Pension
- Double Orphan Pension
- Financial assistance under the Veterans’ Children Education Scheme (if 16 years or older)
- Financial assistance under the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act Education and Training Scheme (if 6 years or older)
Medicare may have sent you a letter in the mailing informing you of being eligible. However, if this is not the case or you are unsure. Please fill out the below form or feel free to contact us on and quote your Medicare Number.
What if my children are eligible?
Call Sapphire Dentistry on 03) 9842 2677 to make an appointment with our friendly staff. Provide us with your child’s Medicare eligibly letter and Medicare card (containing the child’s name).
What does it include?
The Child Dental Benefit Schedule covers a range of general dental services including cleans, check-ups, x-rays, fissure seals, fillings, fluoride applications and simple extractions.
See the link below for more information:
*Free Kids Dental applies to those who are eligible for the Child Dental Benefit Schedule through Medicare.