how does the child dental benefits schedule work kallangur At Prevent Dental Suite, we are expert in children’s dentistry.

This is why it is of concern to us that the dental health of Australian children is currently at risk.

A national study from the University of Adelaide (the first of its kind in 25 years, surveying 24,000 children from ages 5 to 14) has revealed that a quarter of Australian children, below the age of 10, suffer from untreated tooth decay.

Further details are just as bad. The lead researcher on the project, Associate Professor Loc Do reported, “Tooth decay affected a significant proportion of children.

Over 40 per cent of children aged 5 to 10 years had decay in their primary [baby] teeth. One-quarter of children in that same age group had never received treatment for their tooth decay.

On average, Australian children aged 5 to 10 had 1.5 primary teeth with decay”. The numbers are scarcely better for older children, with 33% of children from 9-14 having permanent teeth suffering decay.

Fully one-seventh of Australian children have never received treatment for decay in their permanent teeth!

And, although Australia targets children through its National Oral health plan (designed to be sure that every Australian child can see a dentist), 11% of Australian children have never seen a dentist.

At Prevent Dental Suite, we are concerned about the health of Australia’s children, particularly those in the Kallangur area.

If you know a dentally undertreated child, we’re here to spread the news that the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) may be able to help that child receive the dental care they need.

Child Dental Benefits Schedule

The Commonwealth Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) is a dental benefits program supporting eligible children from 2–17 years of age.

It provides $1,000 in benefits over two years to eligible children who need basic dental services.

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule covers more than 3 million children, making them eligible for dental care funded through Medicare.

The program’s key features are:

  • Dental benefits for children between two and 17 years.
  • Basic services, including prevention and treatment with orthodontic and cosmetic items excluded.
  • Cap of $1,000 per child over a two-year period.
  • Benefits can be used in the private or public systems.
  • Benefits available from the beginning of each two year period and, if depleted, not available again until a new cycle.

A child must qualify for Medicare to be eligible and must be in a family receiving applicable government payments (see below).

A child is eligible if the child’s parent, guardian, or carer, receives:

  • Family Tax Benefit Part A
  • Parenting Payment
  • Double Orphan Pension

A child is eligible if they receive:

  • Family Tax Benefit Part A
  • Carer Payment
  • Disability Support Pension
  • Parenting Payment
  • Special Benefit
  • Youth Allowance
  • Financial assistance under the Veterans’ Children Education Scheme (limitations apply), or
  • Financial assistance under the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act Education and Training Scheme (limitations apply)

What Services are Available?

The CDBS covers a range of basic dental services:

  • Examinations
  • Clean, scale, and polish
  • X-rays
  • Fissure sealing
  • Fillings
  • Root canal treatment
  • Extractions
  • Dental emergencies

The CDBS does NOT cover orthodontic procedures, cosmetic procedures, or procedures that are performed in a hospital.

Children’s dentistry at Prevent Dental Suite

Complete family dental services, and more, are available for you and your child at Prevent Dental Suite.

Choosing us as your dentist means you can receive topnotch treatment and service for a complete range of dental problems, and for patients of all ages. Even better, our services are conveniently contained under one roof!

You can file your CDBS claim at Prevent Dental Suite, over the phone with Medicare, by post to Medicare, or by submitting personally at your local Medicare Service Centre.

Please call us at Prevent Dental Suite on (07) 3886 2428 to make an appointment for your child and take advantage of your benefits under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule.

Family dentistry at Prevent Dental Suite

At Prevent Dental Suite, we treat our patients like part of our family. We provide gentle and specialist care for families in Kallangur and its region.

We welcome patients of all ages and deliver appropriate and high-quality service to children, adults, and seniors. We are committed to making sure that you get the care you deserve for your oral health needs.

More about family dentistry at Prevent Dental Suite

High-quality Dental Care at Prevent Dental Suite

Prevent Dental Suite is a team of dedicated dental professionals who provide gentle and patient-oriented care. We offer the best-quality dental service from the moment patients enter our office.

Dr Shilpa Gupta is our resident dentist Kallangur, who combines many years’ experience with personable service.

To discover more about our fantastic team, go to our team page.

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Parking is easy and free. Parking is located at the rear of the building – access via Storey Road.

Child Dental Benefits Schedule

Bulk Bill for children who are eligible for MEDICARE CHILD DENTAL BENEFIT SCHEDULE

Up to $1,000 worth of dental treatments over two years

To find out more, visit our special promotions page today.

Call us on (07) 3886 2428 or visit us at 9/1376 Anzac Ave in Kallangur.