Corrimal Chamber of Commerce President Paul Boultwood said, “This is a fantastic opportunity for parents to get their children’s teeth examined for little or no cost at all”.
This could be the last time that parents can use the Child Dental Benefits Scheme (CDBS) as the Federal Government have plans to remove the funding for the scheme .
FCMDS have been visiting the schools of the Illawarra, however due to the impending cancellation of the scheme we wanted to open the service up to all people of the Illawarra to allow the majority of children to take advantage of the project before it is cancelled.
Bellambi Surf Club President Craig Kershaw said, “It is great to be working with the Corrimal Chamber of Commerce, as both our organisations look after the community and using the Bellambi Surf Club for this project is just another way the citizens of the area benefit from what we aim to do”.
FCM Dental Services Managing Director Arthur Bushell said “Looking after your children’s teeth is so important; surveys have shown that children that do not have access to a regular dental check-up will grow up unaware of dental hygiene. The social impacts of poor oral health will result in lack of confidence as well as ongoing health concerns, this could also impact on future employment for the individual”.
It is not only children that can benefit from the Wollongong Community Dental Week as anyone over 18 years of age or any child not eligible for the CDBS, can get a professional oral examination ,treatment plan, scale and clean of their teeth with fluoride application for only $99 (usually $230). Those with private health care insurance may be able to claim a portion of this cost via their health care provider.
Please download the Child Dental Benefit Scheme (CDBS) Parental Consent Form HERE
After filling out the form please email your form to firstname.lastname@example.org , where one of the friendly staff from FCM Dental will contact you with a day and time to meet at Bellambi Surf Club located at Morgan Place, Bellambi.
Anyone wanting to take part in the $99 Community offer, please email email@example.com