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#1 The_Happy_Mudlark

Posted 15 February 2013 - 07:31 PM

Hi,We are new to Canberra and I'm wondering what options there are here for kids dental care. I have 3 kids aged 8, 6 and 4. They are all due for a checkup and clean so I was wondering if there is a "school dental program" or some sort of public / government funded option or do most people take their kids to a private dentist? We are in the Gungahlin area.
Thanks in advance,

Edited by The_Happy_Mudlark, 15 February 2013 - 07:33 PM.

#2 LilMissChatterbox

Posted 15 February 2013 - 07:45 PM

I'm not sure what most people do but we go to a private dentist. The one we take the kids to is a pediatric dentist and he's awesome.  I'll pm you the name. wink.gif

#3 The_Happy_Mudlark

Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:21 PM

QUOTE (LilMissChatterbox @ 15/02/2013, 08:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm not sure what most people do but we go to a private dentist. The one we take the kids to is a pediatric dentist and he's awesome.  I'll pm you the name. wink.gif

Thanks, that would be great :-!

#4 Sunshine streaming

Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:28 PM

We see Lynne at the government funded clinic in civic. You can book via 62079977. She is wonderful and all check ups are free and any treatment has a capped price of I think $50 dollars no matter how many things are required.

#5 ThatsNotMyName

Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:32 PM

I think for under 5's theyre entitled to a free check up at the community health centre. Also if you happen to have private health with NIB there's a Pacific Smiles centre in Woden where all check & cleans are fully covered by NIB. I've been there twice now & they've been great.

#6 seepi

Posted 15 February 2013 - 11:03 PM

the government dentist is only free if you have a health care card, or children under 5. Otherwise it is 50.00.

#7 lovingmother

Posted 16 February 2013 - 09:01 AM

pediatric dentist  Dr Peter Wong & Dr Fiona Bell
2/12 Napier Close, Deakin ACT 2600
ph: 0262853166 amazing place lovely staff as well.

#8 Feral*Spikey*

Posted 16 February 2013 - 04:13 PM

I second Peter and Fiona. DD and her friends love them.

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