Children’s Dentist Wodonga

Kids’ Dentist Wodonga & Albury, SJ Dental.

(Offerring FREE* Dental for Kids on Child Dental Benefits Schedule – CDBS)

Creating Bright Smiles for Little Ones: Meet Our Pediatric Dental Experts! 

Your children’s teeth and dental health is so important – and it’s vital that they develop a lifelong habit of visiting the dentist. That’s why Miss Victoria Holahan and our team in Wodonga will go out of our way to make a trip to the dentist an easy, affordable and positive experience for your little ones. As a practice we offer CDBS for all eligible families. 

When should my child first go to the dentist?

The ADA recommends you should take your baby to the dentist for their first visit when they are approximately 12 months old, or their first tooth has appeared – whichever happens first. You might think of the dentist as just caring for your children’s teeth, but dental care also involves checking the inside of the mouth, gums and lips.

Your child’s first visit to SJ Dental Wodonga

Your child’s first visit to our Wodonga dental clinic won’t involve a lot of dental work, but it will be a time to discuss and do the following:

  • Teething
  • How to brush teeth
  • Preventing dental decay
  • Preventing trauma to your child’s mouth
  • Checking the bite, along with soft tissues, e.g., gums and cheeks
  • Habits such as thumb sucking
  • Nutritional advice
  • Become familiar with the dentist
  • Begin to make the activity a habit for both parent and child
  • Answer questions

Nurturing Positive Dental Experiences for Your Child: Tips for a Successful First Visit

  1. Your child’s first visit is a momentous occasion, so enjoy the event and be excited about it! They’re about to meet a new friend who’s going to count their teeth and teach them good habits.
  2. If you’ve been anxious at the dentist, don’t let your anxiety rub off on your child
  3. Do not tell your child they are “brave”, as this will instill fear. Instead, make the visit something exciting to look forward to.
  4. Never used the dentist as a deterrent or punishment. “If you don’t look after your teeth, the dentist will have to pull them out!”
  5. Choose your words wisely: avoid “needle”, “pain”, “drills”, “don’t panic.”
  6. Don’t ‘reward’ your child afterwards as if they have endured a horrible event.

Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS): Free Dental For Kids*

Discovering Free Dental for Kids at SJ Dental, Your Trusted Wodonga Children’s Dentist. The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) offers up to $1026 in benefits over 2 years for eligible children aged 2-17. Families receiving Family Tax Benefit Part A or relevant Australian government payments qualify. Contact SJ Dental Wodonga today to learn more. 

Are my kids eligible? They must be:
  • Eligible for Medicare,
  • Receiving (or having a parent that is receiving) an Australian payment at least once a year, or
  • Aged between 2 to 17 years for at least one day that year
Most basic services are covered by CDBS, except cosmetic & orthodontics.
  • Check-up, Scale & clean/x-ray
  • Tooth extractions
  • Root canal (endodontic treatment)
  • Fillings

Useful CDBS information

Not sure if your child is covered with CDBS? Not sure how much of your $1000 allowance is left? Call the Medicare general enquiries line

FAQs about Kids’ Dental

When should I first take my child to the dentist?

The ADA recommends you take your child for their first dental appointment when they are approximately 12 months, or when their first tooth has appeared, whichever happens first.

How much will a dental checkup cost for my child?

If you’re not with CDBS and you have dental health insurance, chances are, you’re checkup will be for free. If you don’t have health insurance, it will cost a small fee.

How do I claim my child’s CDBS?

Claiming dental benefits is easy. When you book an appointment with us, let us know that you are claiming CDBS, and we’ll take care of the rest.

How do I take care of my children’s teeth?

Please take your young children to our dental clinic. We’ll examine their teeth and give you both easy-to-remember guidelines to take the best care of their teeth.

Book An Appointment

To find out more about our paediatric dental services or Child Dental Benefit Scheme, please contact us today

Our Preferred Providers

Dr Stephen Jiang

Dr Stephen Jiang

Dr. Stephen Jiang is a highly skilled and experienced dentist with over 20 years of private practice experience. He obtained his dental degree from the University of Adelaide, where he excelled in his studies and received comprehensive training in various dental procedures. He also holds a PhD in medical and dental research.

Prior to establishing SJ Dental, Dr. Jiang worked in the public sector where he provided dental care to the general population. He has a passion for oral health and prevention, and he is committed to educating his patients on how to maintain optimal oral health.

Dr. Jiang has a broad range of expertise in all general dentistry, and he has a keen interest in oral surgery and complex dentistry. He is also experienced in both orthodontics and implant dentistry, and he is dedicated to staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in dental technology and techniques.

Outside of work, Dr. Jiang enjoys playing golf and spending time with his family and grandkids. He believes in maintaining a healthy work-life balance, and he brings that philosophy to his practice by creating a warm and welcoming environment for his patients.

Patients describe Dr. Jiang as a compassionate and skilled dentist who puts their comfort and well-being first. With so many years of clinical experience behind him, he is sure to provide the best care for the entire family. Whether you need routine dental care or more complex treatments, you can trust Dr. Jiang to provide the highest quality dental care while keeping your overall well-being in mind.

Dr John Xu

Dr John Xu

Dr. John Xu is a highly skilled and experienced dentist who has been working in the Riverina region and regional towns for the past ten years. He obtained his dental degree from the University of Sydney, where he received comprehensive training in various dental procedures.

Patients have always appreciated Dr. Xu's gentle and polite personality, and many have found him to provide excellent service for all aspects of dentistry. Dr. Xu has a keen interest in preventative care, root canal treatment, and Invisalign treatment, and he is dedicated to staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in dental technology and techniques.

Outside of work, Dr. Xu enjoys cooking, and he has worked as a Japanese chef in the past during his university years. He continues to pursue his passion for cooking in his free time. He also enjoys spending time with his young children and family.

Patients describe Dr. Xu as a caring and skilled dentist who puts their comfort and well-being first. With his gentle approach and dedication to excellence, he is sure to provide the best possible care for all of his patients. Whether you need routine dental care or more complex treatments, you can trust Dr. Xu to provide the highest quality dental care while keeping your overall well-being in mind.

Dr Louise Chew

Dr Louise Chew

Dr. Louise Chew is a highly skilled and experienced dentist who obtained her dental degree from the University of Sydney. For the past ten years, she has been practicing dentistry in both Newcastle and the Riverina area.

Dr. Chew has a keen interest in preventative dental care, cosmetic procedures, and Invisalign treatment. Patients appreciate her gentle touch and compassionate approach to dentistry, and she is dedicated to providing the highest quality dental care to all of her patients.

Outside of work, Dr. Chew enjoys spending time with her family, and she loves to travel with them. Her passion for exploring new places and cultures has taken her to many different parts of the world, and she brings that same sense of adventure and curiosity to her work as a dentist.

Whether you need routine dental care or more complex treatments, Dr. Chew is committed to providing the best possible care for all of her patients. With her gentle touch, compassionate approach, and dedication to excellence, you can trust Dr. Chew to help you achieve the healthy, beautiful smile you deserve.