Ok, I need to book my son and I in for a dental checkup but I'm really worried how much it will cost. I think DS teeth are fine, but I think I'll need a filling. Will I get anything back from Medicare, or be given a discount being a pensioner?
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10-02-2012 06:36 #1
Dental work + Medicare/Healthcare card
10-02-2012 06:41 #2
How old is he? In qld they have free clinics for school age children under 16
10-02-2012 06:47 #3
He is under 16- he's 6, but we live in Sydney.
10-02-2012 06:48 #4
In tassie we have free clinics for under 6 or maybe it's 16 too!!??
10-02-2012 06:58 #5
Do you still have your PPS concession card or healthcare card? Look around as there might be a public dentist you can go to which could mean a wait but if your happy to wait, all good.
I got coop into the school dentist and i waited about 2wks going piblic for my initial appointment and could of got my tooth fixed either that day or a week later if i wanted but i made a new appointment for it as the times didnt suit me and had it done last week from my initial appointment middle of dec.
Does NSW have a punlic dentist at all?
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10-02-2012 07:08 #6Senior Member
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All council areas in sydney have community dentists for ppl with health care cards
I would give your local council a call to find out where they are and to get the number or ask your doctor or chemist
10-02-2012 07:31 #7
Ok- woo hoo. Thanks heaps guys! I am booked in for an appointment next week (due to being in pain), and DS is on the waiting list. Hopefully the waiting list isn't too long otherwise I might have to take him in before hand. It's just a check up, he isn't complaining and his teeth look fine but he's 6yo and never been before. Also yet to lose any teeth.
Thanks again guys!
Oh, btw- I booked in with the public health system. Will hopefully not cost me, or at least very little!
Last edited by SimplyMum; 10-02-2012 at 08:38.
10-02-2012 08:35 #8
oh glad i read this thread! i really need work done. i can't afford any!
10-02-2012 16:04 #9
SM it shouldnt cost you anything. I am also booked in to get my teeth cleaned by the public department. Just waiting on my letter to let me know when.
Glad you got an appointment
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10-02-2012 17:12 #10
It shouldn't cost you a thing.
My girls all went to the denitst through our local community centre and it cost us nothing. DD1 had a huge fear and needed 2 appointments to clean her teeth. Then DD2 had a clean but also had to go back for a small filling. And DD3 had a clean and then had to go back for fisher seals to be put on 4 teeth. (because she had no or very little enamel on her teeth when they came through)
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