Kids Dentist In Woden Advises Parents To Make Use Of Benefits Scheme

Acacia Dental Group, a clinic based in Phillip, ACT, is encouraging parents across the country to make use of their benefits and have their children regularly see a dentist. For instance, the clinic states that children who are under 18 and eligible for Medicare are able to access child dental bulk billing at certain practices (including Acacia Dental Group). The clinic wishes to remind parents to check whether they are eligible for such programs in order to avoid delaying their children’s necessary dental care.

Dental health in Australia, according to the practice, has been steadily getting better for the past 25-30 years, but there is still room for improvement. While changes in oral health helped reduce tooth decay in children and adults alike, studies show show that 3 in 10 people delay or avoid seeing a dentist because of the cost, 1 in 4 children (aged 5 to 10) have untreated decay in their baby teeth, and 1 in 25 people (aged 15 and over) have no natural teeth left. These statistics illustrate how vital it is to promote better oral health as well as give Australians more access to their dental healthcare providers.

This is where parents should take note of the child dental benefits scheme. Acacia Dental Group states, “Each child is entitled to receive up to $1,000 in benefits for dental services over a two year period. Some treatments, such as orthodontic and cosmetic dentistry, aren’t covered. However, all services related to general dentistry — including examinations, X-Rays, cleaning, fissure sealing, fillings, root canals and extractions are covered.”

Dr. Sirisha Yalamanchili of Acacia Dental Group is one of the principal dentists at the clinic, and she has a special interest in kids dentistry. She explains that there are certain approaches that can be taken in order to make a visit to the dentist less stressful for any child, especially one who is due their first visit or has not had good experiences with other dentists in the past. The staff at Acacia Dental Group, however, have a great deal of experience putting children at ease — even going so far as to make them more likely to look forward to such visits in the future.

The dentist has more than 12 years of experience in the field, and her career began almost immediately after she received her Australian Dental Certification at the University of Western Australia (Perth). In addition to working with children, her sphere of interest includes root canal treatments and cosmetic dentistry, such as dental veneers, teeth whitening and dental crowns. As a parent herself, she is quite cognizant of the steps that need to be taken to put a child at ease and encourage them to take better care of their oral health.

Reviews from parents and other patients serve to illustrate how successful the clinic has been with these strategies. Acacia Dental Group generally receives extremely favourable reviews, and their staff are often complimented for their patient care, attention to detail and overall expertise.

An excerpt from one of their Google reviews describes a patient’s experience with one of the practice’s other dentists, Dr. Mallik Yalamanchili. It says, “Dr. Mallik was amazing! The whole thing was completely painless, including the needle to numb my gums. His manner was so caring, and he checked on me every few minutes to make sure I was okay. His assistants are equally as lovely, putting me at ease, reassuring me and holding my hand during the whole thing. He was done in about five minutes. I couldn’t believe it.”

The review also touches on how careful the practice’s dentists are with children. It explains, “He also sees my three little boys, and he is amazing with them (one was very scared, and he was terrific with him). It is a wonderful, caring family practice, and I cannot recommend it highly enough. If you are putting off needed dental work because you are scared of the pain, please see Dr. Mallik. It will be pain free, and you will be so glad you did. If I could give even more stars, I would. Very happy family of five customers.”

Those looking for a reliable dentist in Woden who can take great care of children are welcome to reach out to Acacia Dental Group today. More information regarding their services can be found on their website, and parents are also welcome to contact the practice’s representatives to learn whether their child is eligible for the dental benefits scheme.


For more information about Acacia Dental Group, contact the company here:

Acacia Dental Group
Sirisha Yalamanchili
(02) 6281 2222
Suite 14, Level 2, Gadal Chambers, 48 Corinna St, Phillip ACT 2606