Family Dentist in Camberwell

Not everyone likes to go to the dentist so finding a dentist who you can trust is important. Having a dentist who your child is familiar with is invaluable – one they can recognise and who can chat easily with them about their latest adventure or achievement…or just chat! All of our dentists have extensive experience working with children including Jodie who has worked abroad helping children in need.

However, you also need to feel comfortable and be able to build a relationship with them, especially early on in your child’s life. This will give you and your child the best opportunity to learn about proper dental care and if further treatment becomes necessary it gives us the opportunity to plan an effective and individualised dental treatment plan based on a comprehensive knowledge of your history.

At Riversdale Dental, we pride ourselves on the service and quality of care we offer and this is why most of our new patients come from referrals of family and friends who are already our patients.

We offer a full range of dental services for all ages of children including

Detect

Our dentists each have over 25 years’ experience, there’s not much they haven’t come into contact with before! This experience alongside regular visits to the dentist allow for early detection of dental problems.

Educate

As your family dentist we not only aim to teach you how daily dental care and diet affect your dental health but also educate you about lifestyle choices which can impact on your dental hygiene. We keep abreast of the latest dentistry technologies and incorporate relevant practices which can help your family’s general dental care.

Prevent

X-rays, oral cancer checks, extensive examinations and thorough record keeping help us to prevent small problems becoming larger ones, keeping your expenses down.

Treat

Our dentists regularly attend professional development courses keeping their knowledge updated and relevant to our patient’s needs.  Their learning improves the treatment options available to you through better techniques or products being used for fillings, root canals and other treatments. As a Practice dedicated to providing good advice and service we will discuss and provide you the various treatment options available to you.

Monitor

One of the major benefits of a family dentist is their familiarity with your oral history. They track small problems, watch and treat them carefully over time to reduce the chance of them becoming greater, and more expensive, problems

Things to think about when selecting your family dentist

Experience

At Riversdale Dental each of our dentists have over 25 years’ experience of treating patients of all ages. This means as your family dentist, you get knowledge with flexibility: you’ll know whether a problem must be fixed now or if, with a bit of TLC, you can wait a bit longer. Fixing big dental issues can be expensive, having an experienced dentist who is able to give you advice based on a sound understanding of your dental history and your oral hygiene is invaluable and can often save you a lot of money

Their experience across all ages which allows them to identify issues and diagnose treatment solutions effectively. Their skill means that you can relax and know that your dental care is in good hands

Range of services offered

We offer a full range of dental services for all ages of children including

As a family dentist we treat all the family from toddlers to the elderly and offer a full range of services including fillings, tooth aches, fissure sealants, crown and bridge, root canal, implants, dentures

ALL the family

At Riversdale Dental our dentists are able to assess, advice and treat the dental needs of your entire family – from babies and children, to elderly grandparents. Our dentists are experienced across all ages which allows them to identify issues and diagnose treatment solutions effectively. Their skill means that you can relax and know that your dental care is in good hands

Comfort

Not everyone likes going to a dentist. This is why people seek the advice of family and friends when selecting their dentist.

At Riversdale Dental, we pride ourselves on the service and quality of care we offer and this is why most of our new patients come from referrals of family and friends who are already our patients.

Training

Our dentists regularly attend professional development courses keeping their knowledge updated and relevant to our patient’s needs.  Their commitment to on-going learning improves the treatment options available to you through better techniques or products.

Dr Julian Arscott is sought by dental supply companies to offer professional opion about products before they are launched to the market.

Dr Jodie Heap has recently completed her Master’s Degree in Ethics and is being asked to lecture to many other professionals within the Health Industry about ethics in healthcare

Atmosphere

At Riversdale Dental we know visiting the dentist is not always your first choice for an outing so we ensure we offer you a comfortable and pleasant environment from the time you walk in our front door. We have made sure our Practice is as welcoming as possible and we have plenty of up-to-date reading matter for you and toys for the kids.

Most of our staff have been with us for over 15 years, they are friendly, polite and genuinely have your best interests at heart.

All of this makes for a relaxing and welcoming Practice

Child Benefit Schedule

The Commonwealth Child Dental Benefits Schedule provides assistance for basic dental treatment over a two-year period for eligible 2–17 year olds

There are some restrictions for basic dental services, please check if there’s any item or time restrictions before starting your service.

The services offered as part of this scheme don’t count towards the thresholds of the:

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Are you eligible?
  • 2-17 year olds are eligible if they receive Family Tax Benefit A
  • or other relevant Australian Government payments
What dental treatments are available?
  • Examinations
  • x-rays
  • cleaning
  • fissure sealing
  • fillings
  • root canals
  • extractions
Dental Services which are not covered
  • orthodontic dental work
  • cosmetic dental work
  • any services you have in a hospital
Thresholds
  • You can claim up to $1,000 for each child over 2 consecutive calendar years.
  • The 2 calendar year period starts when your child gets their first dental service. If you don’t use the $1,000 in the first year, you can use it in the second year if your child remains eligible.
  • At the end of the 2 years, you will not be able to use any more of the available benefits even if you haven’t used the full $1,000. You can start a new 2 calendar year period if you remain eligible. This means you’ll get another $1,000 in benefits to claim over the next 2 years.