The new Medicare scheme is known as the “Child Dental Benefit Schedule” or CDBS, and is intended to benefit children between the ages of 2 and 17 years. Your children are entitled to receive $1000 worth of dental treatments over a two year period.
The Child Dental Benefits Schedule will continue in 2018
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.
“The Minister for Health, the Hon Greg Hunt … advised the ADA that a number of changes to the CDBS have been finalised and will take effect on 1 January 2018.”
If Medicare has sent you a letter informing you that your children are eligible for free dental treatment, just bring in your Medicare card and you will receive free dental treatment for your children.
At Prevent Dental Suite we help children develop good dental habits to maintain a healthy mouth with healthy smiles.
We recommend that your child becomes familiar with the routine practice of regular dental checkups from as young as 3 years, you put your children on the right path to a life of good dental health.
The early diagnosis of potential tooth problems can serve to prevent or rectify the issue from arising in the first place and, as the child ages, a consistent record of their development and condition can grealty assist in treating them effectively and with the great chances of success.
We will also provide you with oral hygiene instructions and show you brushing and flossing techniques for a preventive home care programme. We will work with you as a team to ensure that your child will enjoy a healthy smile for life.
At Prevent Dental Suite we are committed to the education and preventative care of all our patients, particularly the young. The treatments that are covered under the Child Dental Benefit Schedule include the following:
- Check ups
- Scaling and cleaning
- Fluoride treatment
- Oral hygiene instructions
- Radiographs (X-rays)
- Fissure Sealants
- Tooth Extractions
Please let us know if your children are qualified for the Child Dental Benefit Schedule when you make an appointment for your child.
Bulk Bill for children who are eligible for Medicare Child Dental Benefit Schedule
To find out if your child is eligible for the Child Dental Benefit Schedule (CDBS), please fill out the form below: