THE LITTLE HAPPY TOOTH CO
A friendly children’s dental practice devoted exclusively to caring for the smiles of children, adolescents and those with special needs.
WE ARE OPEN
Covid-19 Extra Protection Measures
As we continue to adapt to the ever-changing Covid situation, we note some updates in our policies. These decisions have not been made lightly and have been carefully considered with the safety of our patients, staff and community at the forefront. As of Tuesday 7th December 2021 The Little Happy Tooth Co will require the following from our patients;
- Children over the age of 12yrs, parents caregivers will be required to provide evidence of Covid 19 double vaccination upon arrival.
*important - This can take some time to set up on your phone so please make sure you have this ready to show prior to attending, so that you don't miss your appointment.
- For parent/caregiver/patient over 12yrs not double vaccinated, a negative result from a Rapid Antigen Test will need to be carried out 24 hours prior to the appointment. Result to be provided at time of visit.
-Face masks are essential upon entering the practice. If you have an exemption you will need to provide evidence of the exemption and also a negative result from a PCR test no older than 48hours.
-If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms (fever, sore throat or cough) please contact reception to reschedule your appointment.
-We ask that only one parent/caregiver attend the appointment and no other siblings.
- Upon arrival, we will take everyones temperatures, ask a series of screening questions at the front entrance and ask that everyone wash their hands. We will then ask you to take a seat outside until the dentist is ready.
-If the weather is forecast for over 30 degrees we ask that you call 8332 3222 upon arrival to let us know you have arrived. We will then ask you to wait in the car until the dentist ready.
As always, we will continue to monitor the information provided by SA health and adapt our processes accordingly. We would like to thank everyone for understanding and cooperating with honesty and respect during these uncertain times so that we can continue to provide care whilst keeping everyone safe.
WHAT IS A CHILDREN'S DENTIST?
Paediatric dentistry is a specialty of dentistry that focuses on the oral health and unique needs of young people. Our dental team is made up of highly experienced and qualified staff, sharing a passion for good oral health and a love for working with children. We are dedicated to providing a high quality of dental care for all children, from a baby’s first toothbrush, through every molar, to a lifelong beautiful smile, we are here to help every step of the way. We focus strongly on preventative dentistry and providing educational advice and dental awareness. We believe that starting regular dental visits at a young age is imperative for forming good dental habits that will see your child through to adult hood.
CHILD DENTAL BENEFITS SCHEDULE
We are excited to announce our participation in the Child Dental Benefits Scheme, which provides eligible children with $1000 over 2 years. The scheme that is being federally funded allows families to afford best possible dental treatment, without the financial stress.
Letters are sent to eligible families regarding children who can claim dental benefits or alternatively families can enquire with Medicare Australia.
WHAT WE OFFER
Our friendly and experienced staff offer a comprehensive range of paediatric services to children of all ages. With extensive experience in child dental care, or paediatric dentistry, we go to great measures to ensure that your child’s experience at the dentist is as pleasant as possible. We focus strongly on prevention and offer an extensive hygiene program to ensure your child is provided with the best possible opportunity for a lifetime of “happy teeth”. Our services include but are not limited to;
Preventive care such as regular dental examinations, oral hygiene and cleaning, fissure sealants, fluoride treatments
Management of Early Childhood Decay
Comprehensive treatment and management of developmental defects such as Enamel Hypomineralisation (commonly known as chalky teeth)
Dental emergencies including trauma
Management of anxieties using various forms of sedation such as nitrous oxide (commonly known as “happy gas”) and general anaesthesia
Orthodontic management: preventive and interceptive
Custom made mouthguards
DR VICKI FARMER
Specialist Paediatric Dentist
DR CAROLINE CROWLEY
DR AMELIA WIESE
DR BEN SCHAPEL
DR AJA MACKENZIE-BURDON
Oral Health Therapist
Mon: 8:30am - 5pm
Tue: 8:30am - 5pm
Wed: 8:30am - 5pm
Thu: 8:30am - 5pm
Fri: 8:30am - 5pm
Sat: 8:30am - 12:00pm