What does a dental check-up include?

Each check-up  appointment includes a comprehensive oral examination, removal of plaque and calculus, diagnostic x-rays (If required), preventative fluoride treatment and a dental care plan.

We also provide information to patients about the importance of maintaining great oral health. Our services are provided by highly trained staff in a fun, relaxed environment to ensure every patient has a great experience visiting the dentist.

Am I eligible for CDBS and how do I claim?

To be eligible, you or the child must be claiming one of the following benefits: Family Tax Benefits-Part A, Parenting Payment, Abstudy, Youth Allowance, Carer’s Payment, Disability Support Pension, Special Benefits or Double Orphan Pension. To enquire if your child is eligible, please contact Medicare on 132 011.

Once your child’s forms have been completed, we will individually check each child’s eligibility to see if treatment can be bulk billed through Medicare.

What is the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS)?

With assistance from the Federal Government, Medicare has introduced a Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) that provides children access to basic dental services from the ages of 2-17 years old. The entitlement is capped at $1,000 per child for every two calendar year period.

How do you clean your equipment?

As we are the ONLY accredited mobile dental service in Australia and pride ourselves on maintaining the highest infection control standards. All equipment is cleaned at our headquarters in VIC and NSW, in accordance with the Australian Dental Association Guidelines.

My child’s not eligible but we have private health insurance – can I claim your service?

Yes, depending on your level of cover most private health insurers, provide two free check-ups and cleans per family member each year. After your child’s dental appointment our friendly reception team will organise full payment for the appointment, then send you an invoice to claim back through your private health fund.

My child’s not eligible – can we still use your service? How much will it cost?

Yes, we provide a discounted price of $99 for appointments made through your school. This includes a comprehensive check-up and clean, including any necessary x-rays and a protective fluoride treatment. Any additional treatment will be capped at Medicare pricing, making all dental treatment more affordable. Payment plans are available on request, please contact us to find out more.

How do I know if my child eligible for government assistance?

To be eligible, you or your child must receive one of the following:

  • Family Tax Benefit (Part A)
  • Parenting Payment
  • Double Orphan Payment
  • Carer Payment
  • Disability Support Pension
  • Special Benefit
  • Youth Allowance

financial assistance under the Veterans’ Children Education Scheme (VCES) or Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act Education and Training Scheme (MRCAETS).

For more information please contact Medicare on 132 011.

Alternatively please complete your form and Teeth on Wheels will confirm your eligibility prior to our visit.

Teeth on Wheels is visiting. How does my child participate?

Please complete and return the consent and medical history form to your child’s school (additional forms will be available via your school’s reception staff). Forms must be signed by a parent or guardian.

Teeth on Wheels cannot see your child if the consent or medical history form has been completed incorrectly.

What if I need additional treatment?

Patients that require additional treatment can be booked in at your child’s school during our booking dates.

Additionally we can refer your child to our practice Teeth On O’Hea, located at 37 O’hea street, Coburg 3058

When are appointments held?

Appointments are conducted during school at a time convenient to your children/students.

If my child is not eligible for the CDBS, how much does it cost?

If your child is not eligible for the CDBS funding, Teeth on Wheels can offer a check-up, clean and fluoride treatment (and x-rays if required) for only $99. If you have Private Health Insurance, Teeth on Wheels will provide you with an invoice after your $99 payment to claim your refund.

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