It’s Dental Health Week!
5 August 2019
Dental Health Week runs from 5-11 August 2019. Ask your patients – ‘When was the last time your kids went to the dentist?’
Dental Health Week is the perfect time to remind your patients about the importance of maintaining good oral health, especially for kids.
Children under the age of 6 should brush with child-strength fluoride toothpaste, unless you have recommended otherwise. If they’re over 6, they can use adult-strength fluoride toothpaste.
If your patients have concerns over prices, the Child Dental Benefits Schedule can help with the cost of basic dental services for eligible children aged between 2 to 17 years. They may be able to access up to $1000 over 2 consecutive calendar years to visit a dentist. If you bulk bill, the patient won't even need to submit a claim!
For more information, advise your patients to go to our website and find out more about the Child Dental Benefits Schedule.
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Page last updated: 5 August 2019