Children's Dentistry Elsternwick
Dr Geeta enjoys treating children and is good with them.
She believes in preventive dental care and encourages her patients to bring their children to the practice from an early age. Regular check-ups from a young age may ensure children won’t suffer from untreated dental decay, which can cause them lots of pain and sleepless nights.
The younger the age that you bring your child to the dental practice, even if just for a fun check-up, the more likely they are to have a positive experience and grow up not to be afraid of the dentist. Our team will take special care of your child to make them feel cared for in a welcoming environment.
She won an award from the BSPD (British Society of Paediatric Dentistry) for her research on child behavioural management in
dental practices in the UK. Her research article has been published in the British Dental Journal.
There are a number of preventive treatments that Dr Geeta can provide for children. Fluoride applications can be a way of safeguarding your growing child’s teeth from developing decay. The fluoride is painted onto the surface of the child’s teeth and this helps to mineralise the teeth. Fissure sealants are tooth coloured and applied to biting surfaces of children’s teeth to prevent decay.
Treating a child from an early age also allows Dr Geeta to spot early signs of your child's teeth crowding. As with most things, the sooner you can start to treat it, the simpler the treatment.
We are happy to see children under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) Medicare scheme.
What is the Child Dental Benefits Schedule?
The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) provides basic dental services to children aged between 2 and 17 years.
Dental services are capped at $1000 over 2 consecutive calendar years.
The 2 year cap period starts when a child or teenager first gets an eligible dental service.
Dental services include:
The CDBS doesn't cover orthodontic, cosmetic dental work, or dental services provided in hospital.
Is my child eligible for CDBS?
To be eligible for the CDBS, your child must:
be aged 2 to 17 years for at least 1 day of the calendar year
be eligible for Medicare on the day of service
get, or be part of a family getting, certain Australian Government payments
There are some restrictions for dental services. These are listed in the Guide to the Child Dental Benefits Schedule on the Department of Health’s website.
Make a fun check up appointment for your child with Dr Geeta Perks, dentist in Elsternwick. Call the practice to book an appointment or fill in the form below.