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NSW Dental Care: Free Dental Checks for Eligible Students

Adele Cutbush

Ms Adele Cutbush, College Registered Nurse

The Australian Government has an initiative for schools for mobile Dental clinic services, such as NSW Dental Care. 

NSW Dental Care is offering free dental screenings to students at Waverley College from 24- 28 October, 2022. 

The dental screening is a free of charge for eligible students aged 2-17 and provides benefits for the child for basic dental services that includes:

  • Dental examination
  • Dental X-rays
  • Preventive Oral Care, such as oral hygiene assistance, cleaning of teeth and the application of fluoride to the teeth.

This service is provided under the Child Dental Benefits Scheme of the Australian Government. Early detection of decay and other dental disease is vital in preventing bigger, more painful and expensive problems in the future. Left untreated, dental disease is progressive and will result in greater discomfort and is likely lead to permanent problems, such as tooth loss or lasting pain.

>>> Click here to view and complete a consent form if you would like your child to receive a dental consultation.

Please ensure the form is completed by 21 September, 2022. 

This falls under the Medicare – Child Dental Benefits Scheme. Parents will need to provide their child’s Medicare number on the form. Waverley College encourages our students to benefit from this service.

What is the Cost?

This service is free for eligible students. Payment of benefits under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule is administered through the Department of Human Services. If your child is eligible there will be no cost to you and no gap fee. 

How Does it Work?

NSW Dental Care will provide these dental services within Waverley College on both the Junior and Senior School campuses. NSW Dental alongside Waverley College will ensure each student’s safety, comfort, and wellbeing.

NSW Dental Care arrives with fully mobile state-of-the-art equipment and follows strict COVID-19 safety regulations, including the staff being fully vaccinated before visiting the school. Once the check-ups are completed, reports will be mailed to parents regarding the outcome. This enables early diagnosis and preventative treatment.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email healthcentre@waverley.nsw.edu.au

 

Ms Adele Cutbush

Registered Nurse, Waverley College Health Centre

E: healthcentre@waverley.nsw.edu.au