Get your child’s oral health off to the best start.

We know how important it is for your children to be healthy and happy, so we offer affordable services to get your child’s oral health in tip top shape.

Preventative care

Preventative care is an important part of caring for your child’s oral health, it includes oral hygiene instructions and dietary advice for the healthiest smile. We also offer a plaque disclosing agent, which shows you and your child where plaque is located and how to remove it, making caring for their teeth a breeze.

Fissure sealants

Fissure sealants are hard protective coatings that are applied in order to cover and protect the deep grooves (fissures) in our teeth and prevent dental decay. These fissures are most commonly located at the chewing surfaces on back teeth (molars and premolars).

According to the Australian Dental Association, a fissure is five times more likely to develop decay than any other tooth surface. Also, on a tooth surface with completely sealed fissures, protection is 100%. With wear over time, even after five years, a sealed tooth still has half the risk of an unsealed tooth.

Fissure sealants are a good preventative measure to lower the risk for dental decay in your children’s teeth. Many studies have shown that fissure sealants are an effective way to lower risks for dental decay if combined with regular dental check-ups and a good oral hygiene routine and diet.

The treatment is conservative, painless and non-invasive. No injections or drilling are involved. The materials used to seal the fissures are safe and may be a very strong plastic or a material called a glass ionomer. The colour may be white or clear.

Dental trauma prevention

Trauma prevention is very important for optimal oral health, we offer mouth guards for children of all ages, an essential when playing contact sports. We are a HCF More for Teeth program member, which means you could get 2 fully covered mouth guards (subject to your available limits), talk to Dr. Rene Nobrega about your options today!

We make it fun!

At Buderim Dental Surgery, we know a trip to the dentist can be daunting – especially the first visit! Our care team will ensure you and your child feel welcome and comfortable throughout your visit.

CDBS (Child Dental Benefit Scheme) – bulk billed

The Child Dental Benefit Scheme (CDBS) is a program for eligible children aged 2-17 years old that provides up to $1000 in dental benefits over two consecutive calendar years for basic oral health services.

Eligibility is assessed by the Department of Human Services. A child must be aged between 2-17 years at any point in the calendar year and receive an Australian Government Payment, such as Tax Benefit A.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, GO TO WWW.HUMANSERVICES.GOV.AU

Eligible patients can contact Buderim Dental Surgery to schedule a 30 minutes appointment, which will include examination, x-rays (if needed) and a clean or polish.

If any treatment is recommended, Dr Rene Nobrega will discuss it with the children’s parent or guardian and the treatment will be carried out under the CDBS scheme.

CDBS FACTS:

  • $1000 over two consecutive years
  • Covers most general dental care
  • Bulk Billed Service (no out of pocket expenses)
  • Buderim Dental Surgery accepts all eligible patients