Child Dental Benefits Schedule

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Child Dental Benefits Schedule 2018-01-08T22:00:47+00:00

Child Dental Benefits Schedule

Did you know that your child could receive a free or discounted dental service through the Government’s Child Dental Benefits Schedule.

The Australian Government is expected to assist around 3.4 million children improve their dental health via a new Government funded dental scheme. The Child Dental Benefits Schedule commenced in January 2014 and will assist eligible children between the ages of 2 and 17 years of age.

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Who Is Eligible for CDBS?

Child Dental Benefits Schedule will be available to children between the ages of 2 and 17 years of age. They must be eligible for Medicare and the family must be in receipt of Tax Benefit Part A or receive one of the following Government payments;

  • Youth Allowance
  • Disability Support Pension
  • Parenting Payment
  • Special Benefit
  • Carer Payment
  • Double Orphan Pension
  • Veteran’s Children Education Scheme, if the child is 16 or over
  • Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act Education and Training Scheme, if the child is 16 or over

How will we know if we are Eligible?

Eligible families will receive written notification from the Australian Government from early 2014. The notification is not a voucher for service. Your dentist will check eligibility before commencement of any treatment. If you have further questions regarding eligibility you should contact medicare on 132 011

What is covered by the Child Dental Benefits Schedule?

Dental services covered by the Child Dental Benefits Schedule include;

  • Dental check-ups
  • Teeth cleaning
  • X-rays
  • Fillings
  • Fissure seals
  • Extractions
  • Root canal treatment
  • Partial dentures

*Orthodontics or Cosmetic Dentistry are not included.

Are you Bulk Billing for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule?

Yes for eligible children covered under this program we will be bulk billing.

Who should attend the appointments with the child?

There must be a parent or legal guardian with the patient as they are required to sign the consent form to accept treatment for the children under this program.

Can I still use my child’s private health insurance?

Yes, private health insurance can be used for additional treatment not covered by Child Dental Benefits Schedule or for treatment not completed under the schedule.

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