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30/Jul/2020

On 1 January 2014 the Australian Government introduced the Child Dental Benefits Schedule or CDBS under Medicare to provide financial assistance to eligible families for dental services for their children aged between 2 and 17 years. 

Your Brisbane child is eligible for CDBS if they are aged between 2-17 years at any point in the calendar year and receive a relevant Australian government payment at any point in the calendar year.

The CDBS provides Access to up to $1000 in benefits, capped over a two year calendar period that can be used for these dental services. The entire benefit cap of $1000 can be used in the first year if necessary. If there is a balance remaining in the benefit cap in the second year, this can only be accessed if the child is eligible in the second year. It is important that if you have accessed some of your benefits and change dentists that you tell the new dentist that some treatment has already proceeded. 

How to find out whether your children are eligible to be covered under CDBS?

The best and the easiest way to find this out is by calling Sandgate Bayside Dental on 32692443 or by visiting the practice, and presenting your medicare card. You don’t necessarily need the medicare card itself as long as you can get us the number of the card and the IRN of the child. The practice staff can then within minutes find out the eligibility of your child and the balance money available. 

What dental treatments are covered under CDBS ?

CDBS services are quite wide but are not completely comprehensive. Most patients will find its schedule of services more than adequate, but there will be the occasional difficulty due to some limitations. Check ups, scale & cleans, routine x rays, fillings etc are all covered though certain restrictions may still apply. Certain things like mouthguard are not covered under the scheme. 

The scheme is being administered by Medicare Australia.  CDBS patients are warmly welcomed, please call our friendly reception team on 32692443

Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) Free Dental Scheme

Holders of DVA Gold Cards are welcome at Sandgate Bayside Dental. DVA patients are not obligated to pay a gap between DVA fees and practice fees. DVA patients are able to access most dental services, although there are restrictions on the frequency of particular items such as Dentures. More complicated Crown and Bridge procedures are allowed within a particular dollar limit per year. The practice has multiple DVA patients from the area who trust the practice and have been attending our practice for decades. 

Metro North Queensland health Oral health vouchers

Sandgate Bayside Dental accepts the Oral health vouchers from Metro North. Any patient who has been provided with the said voucher can contact the practice and will be bulk billed for the treatment that is covered under the voucher. These vouchers are either emergency dental vouchers or general dental vouchers. We accept both these vouchers and provide our high quality dental care to all our patients. 

Private Fee paying patients

For private fee paying patients, our fees are affordable. For people with health funds we accept all the health funds and we have hicaps facility to process on the spot health fund claim. For patients convenience we accept Afterpay and Zip Pay and have Interest Free Payment Plans so you don’t have to wait to get the smile of your dreams. 

Contact us online. Or call our friendly reception team on 07 3269 2443

 


22/Mar/2020

Wisdom teeth are the third (and the last) molars which appear at the back of your mouth, typically between the ages of 17 – 21 years. While few of the people may not have any issues with them coming through, many others find them problematic.

Why are they called Wisdom Teeth?

In dental terminology these teeth are called third molars. Due to the age when they erupt (late teenage or just after that) it’s the time when people are getting wise (if they really are 😊). Hence because of the age when they erupt, they are also called wisdom teeth.

Some people get no or only one or two wisdom teeth while others get all 4 of them. You may experience problems with your wisdom teeth if any of the following occur:

  • Your wisdom teeth erupt from the gums partially due to the lack of space in your mouth. This causes a flap of gum tissue to develop over the teeth, which may trap food and contribute to a gum infection. This is the most common issue that happens with erupting wisdom teeth.
  • Your jaw does not have enough room to accommodate your wisdom teeth. This causes the teeth to get stuck in your jaw without being able to break through the gums. Such teeth are referred to as impacted teeth.
  • There is often a pocket between the wisdom tooth and the tooth just in front which is difficult to keep clean. The food keeps getting deposited there and many times even our normal cleaning methods can’t keep it clean. This may lead to decay starting in the wisdom tooth, or worse, in the molar in front leading to serious problems.
  • The teeth grow slanted or face the wrong direction.
  • They are too far at the back. This makes it difficult to clean around them and they get cavities.
  • Many orthodontists believe that the pressure from the eruption of the developing wisdom teeth can cause the front teeth to become overcrowded,

and hence removal of wisdom teeth is often recommended before or immediately after Invisalign or braces treatment.


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26/Dec/2019

Every December we start to make New Year’s resolutions and a lot of the times those resolutions revolve around improving our overall health. So why not this time make a new year’s resolution that improves your oral and dental health. You will be surprised to see how much it can improve your general health and well-being. Here are some tips from dentists at Sandgate Bayside Dental.

Develop some good habits

Do you brush your teeth well at least twice a day, for at least two minutes each time? Do you floss between your teeth every time you brush your teeth? Do you visit your dentist for a check-up and a scale and clean every 6 months. Not following this regime can leave harmful bacteria sitting around your teeth causing serious damage to your teeth and your smile. This could have a lasting impact on your teeth and your confidence. So make sure you get into the good habits of maintaining your oral and dental health in 2020.






About Us


For over 25 years, our practice has been caring for people from Sandgate, Shorncliffe, Brighton, Deagon, Bracken Ridge, Boondall, Taigum, Woody Point, Clontarf, Margate, Redcliffe and other surrounding areas.

Our main priority is to provide affordable, gentle and quality dental care to the Sandgate and surrounding communities.


Contact Us


(07) 3269 2443



74 Loudon St, Sandgate
QLD 4017


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