Dentistry for Children

Children’s Dentistry

Children’s Dentists in South Melbourne

The dentists, oral health therapists and hygienists at Dental on Clarendon are proud to provide helpful dentistry for children. We are the preferred dentists for many local children in South Melbourne, Albert Park, Middle Park, Southbank, Port Melbourne, St Kilda and surrounds. In fact, local families that have moved interstate or abroad continue to see us for their kids’ dentistry needs. Our friendly, caring and professional services ensure that children often see a visit to our practice as a fun experience. Parents can rest assured knowing our highly trained and qualified team of kids’ dentists in Melbourne can perform pain-free general dentistry for children to the highest standards of care.

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    Appointments for Kids

    To prevent minor dental issues becoming big problems, we recommend you bring your children in for their first check-up before they reach 2 years of age, and subsequently booking in for a consultation every 6 months. This allows our dentists to monitor your children’s oral health and tooth eruption patterns. It’s best if your children’s first experience occurs at a time before invasive work becomes necessary. Early check-ups make it easier to build rapport and establish trust with the dentist for future visits.

    To keep our patients smiling, we combine the latest pain-free technology with more than 20 years of experience, the Child Dental Benefits Scheme,and friendly advice for preventative care.


    Pain-Free Dentistry

    The pain-free dental technology at our South Melbourne clinic – including The Wand – ensures complete comfort right from the first check-up. The Wand allows us to administer anaesthesia without the pain typically caused by the pressure of the anaesthetic entering the tissue of the gum. The Wand treatment is delivered by our highly qualified children’s dentist in Melbourne and is safe for the whole family.

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      Commonly Asked Questions

      What is the Child Dental Benefits Schedule(CDBS)?

      The CDBS is a government initiated dental benefits program aimed to make kids’ dentistry treatments more affordable for children aged between 2–17 years old.If you have children in this age bracket and they meet the other criteria specified for this Child Dental Benefits Scheme, they could be eligible to receive free dental care up to $1,000 in value over a 2-year period.

      What Types of Kids Dentistry Treatments Does the CDBS Cover?
      • Regular dental examinations
      • Teeth cleanings
      • X-rays
      • Fissure sealing
      • Fillings
      • Root canal treatments
      • Tooth extractions
      Who is Entitled for the CDBS?

      Children aged between 2–17 years of age may be eligible from the beginning until the end of each calendar year. The child must qualify for Medicare and be part of a family that receives an applicable government payment(e.g. the Family Tax Benefit Part A).

      How Am I Able to Find Out if My Child Qualifies for the CDBS?

      The easiest way to find out if your child is eligible for the Child Dental Benefits Scheme is by accessing your Medicare account. This can be done by either visiting or by calling the Medicare General Enquiries line on 132 011.