Play while you wait!

We want your child to have a good time when they are here. In fact, we want a visit at our practice to be something that they look forward to! That’s why we’ve designed an entirely separate playroom area for young children where they can enjoy child-friendly toys or dabble in drawing and colouring-in while you sit back and relax in our comfy couch in the same room. 

Tips for a great first visit

Children that attend the dentist on a regular basis are much less likely to develop dental phobias. 


Why Baby Teeth Matter

Baby teeth are very important to your child’s health and development. They help him or her chew, speak and smile. They also hold space in the jaws for permanent teeth that are growing under the gums. When a baby tooth is lost too early, the permanent teeth can drift into the empty space and make it difficult for other adult teeth to find room when they come in. This can make teeth crooked or crowded. That’s why starting infants off with good oral care can help protect their teeth for decades to come.

Child Dental Benefits Schedule

Camberwell Junction Dental Clinic provides Bulk Billing services under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS)*.

The CDBS provides eligible children between the ages of 2-17 with $1,000 in benefits for basic dental services over 2 years.
Services that can be received include Examinations, X-rays, Cleaning, Fissure Sealants, Fillings, Root Canal Treatment, Extraction’s & Partial Dentures. Many services have claiming restrictions.

There are no benefits for Orthodontics, Cosmetic Dental Work and cannot be paid for any services provided in a hospital. The CDBS has a means test, which requires receipt of Family Tax Benefit Part A or a relevant Australian Government payment.Services provided under the CDBS cannot also be claimed under a private health fund.

For more information go to and search Child Dental Benefits Schedule.

*On the day payment is required and an invoice will be provided to claim the benefits directly from Medicare.


Tooth Eruption Chart

Teeth vary in size, shape and their location in the jaws. These differences enable teeth to work together to help you chew, speak and smile. They also help give your face its shape and form. At birth people usually have 20 baby (primary) teeth, which start to come in (erupt) at about 6 months of age. They fall out (shed) at various times throughout childhood. By age 21, all 32 of the permanent teeth have usually erupted.