We Participate in the Child Dental Benefits Schedule
Children eligible for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule can receive Medicare-funded treatment at this practice.
Medicare-funded treatment at this practice
The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) is a Medicare-funded program providing dental care for eligible children for a range of services, including examinations, cleaning, x-rays, fillings, fissure sealants, extractions, and root canal therapy. The CDBS does not cover orthodontics, cosmetic dental treatment, and mouthguards. If you receive Family Tax Benefit t Part A, your child may be entitled to up to $1000 worth of dental treatment over a two-year period.
Where can I get treatment through the CDBS?
Our practice provides all of the services covered by the CDBS.
How to check if your child/children are eligible?
The program is means tested for those receiving Family Tax Benefit Part A and some other government payments.
For children aged between the age of 2 and 17. If you are receiving Family Tax benefit Part A, you should have recently received a letter from the Department Of Human Services letting you know you are eligible for the CDBS. If you are only claiming Family Tax Benefit Part A annually, you will not have received a letter but you may still be eligible.
If you are unsure, it’s quick and easy to check your eligibility. Simply ask at our reception and we will check on the spot. Alternatively, you can call Medicare on 132 011 (7 days a week, 24 hours a day).
How does the $1000 cap work?
Eligible children may have up to $1000 of dental treatment over a two-year period. It begins at the start of the calendar year and any money not spent in the first year is carried over to the second year. You cannot claim benefits from both private health insurance and the CDBS for the same services.
Find out more by asking our staff or visit <www.humanservices.gov.au>