The Child Dental Benefits Schedule will Continue in 2017
In the news:
The Australian Dental Association (ADA) has applauded announcement by the Turnbull Government and its Health Minister, Greg Hunt, to reinstate the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) cap to $1,000.
At Bendigo Smiles, we understand that the health of your children is one of your topmost priorities. Our team helps you provide your kids with the care they need and deserve.
The Child Dental Benefits Schedule is an amazing government initiative intended to keep children free from oral health diseases by making dental care as affordable and accessible as possible to all eligible families.
How Child Dental Benefits Schedule Works?
The schedule benefits children ages 2 to 17 years whose families receive Government benefits such as Family Tax Benefit A payments. The CDBS provides basic dental services to eligible children, with benefits capped at $1000 over 2 consecutive years.
The 2-year cap period starts when your child gets a dental treatment covered by the CDBS. These treatments include:
- Dental exams
- Dental cleaning
- Fissure sealants
- Tooth fillings
- Root canal therapy
- Tooth extractions
- Partial dentures
The Child Dental Benefits Schedule doesn’t cover cosmetic dental work, orthodontics, or dental procedures provided in a hospital facility. You may also check the Guide to the CDBS to check other restrictions for dental treatments.
Is Your Child Eligible?
Your children can freely enjoy and maximise the benefits of CDBS once they are eligible. To be eligible for the schedule, your child must be:
- 2 to 17 years old for at least 1 day of the calendar year
- Eligible for Medicare on the day of appointment
- Part of a family receiving certain Australian Government payments
Furthermore, you can check your child’s eligibility by visiting the Health Professional Online Services or calling the Medicare inquiries line at 132 011.
Quality Care for Your Children at Bendigo Smiles
When you make an appointment at Bendigo Smiles, inform our dental staff if your child is eligible for Child Dental Benefits Schedule. We encourage parents to take advantage of this wonderful offer for their children, before the years ends.
There are many great reasons to visit your trusted dentist in Bendigo and Child Dental Benefit Schedule is surely one of them.