The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) is a dental benefits programme initiated by the Australian Government with the goal to make it affordable and easier for families with children to keep their children’s teeth healthy and well maintained. Eligible children or teenagers can receive up to $1000 in benefits for dental services over two consecutive calendar years. Treatment is fully covered with us under the scheme and includes:
- Dental X-rays
- Dental Cleaning
- Fluoride Treatment
- Fissure seals
- Root Canal Therapy
Children and teenagers are eligible for the CDBS if they are:
- Aged 2-17 years for at least 1 day of the calendar year
- Are eligible for Medicare; and
- Are part of a family that receives Family Tax Benefit A or the child receives an Australian Government payment from the list available at gov.au/childdental
Your child’s eligibility will be determined each calendar year.
You can check your child’s eligibility with us by calling us on (02) 4620 5919.
Accessing the Child Dental Benefits Schedule
Once you know your child is eligible, you can make an appointment for your child with us to see one of our qualified and experienced dentists. You’ll may also be asked to sign a consent form for any proposed treatment.
The dentist will discuss your child’s dental care and health and may propose treatment with you. Our dental clinic BULK BILLS under the CDBS, this means NO OUT OF POCKET EXPENSES and no need to submit a claim with Medicare. The cost comes from the CDBS benefit cap.
For more information about qualifying criteria visit The Department of Health and Ageing website.http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/medicare/child-dental-benefits-schedule
Remember to take your Medicare Card with you to your next appointment with us.
Book an appointment with us today on (02) 4620 5919.