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MEDICARE AUSTRALIA

Child Dental Benefit Schedule

  “The CDBS Provides capped benefit for basic dental services for children aged between 2-17 in families who meet a means test. The means test will be the same as existing Medicare Teen Dental Plan, which requires receipt of Family Tax Benefit Part A or other certain government payments. Patients will have access to dental benefit entitlements capped (indexed annually) over a two calendar year period. For 2014 the benefit is capped at $1000 per child.”

The CDBS Runs through Medicare and Covers the following services:

  • Your Child’s Dental check up every 6 months.
  • X-rays that are required (performed at Sparkling White Dental)
  • Cleaning services
  • Fissure sealants
  • Fillings
  • Extractions
  • Partial Dentures

Sedation

  • IV sedation (claimable one every 12 month period)
  • Nitrous Oxide (children’s dental anxiety treatment)

Is my child eligible to receive CDBS?

Children aged 2 to 17 who meet certain means testing are eligible for the CDBS. Families eligible for Family Tax Benefit Part A (FTB-A) or certain other government payments can take advantage of the CDBS. For more information on eligibility and qualifying we recommend visiting the Department of Human Services in person or on their website.

Is there any additional fees I have to pay?

A gap is only required in the instance you exceed your $1000 allowance, or if you your child is receiving a treatment that is not covered by the benefit. Here at Sparkling White Dental we will inform you of any gap payments you may need to pay so that you are prepared before your child receives dental treatment. While we can inform you of your balance when you visit us, you can also check your balance by calling Human Services on 132 150

Seek the Best Dental Treatment for your Child

Here at Sparkling White Dental we completely understand that some children may feel anxious about visiting a dentist. We ensure their visit will be a fun, interactive and comfortable without any fear. The environment at Sparkling White Dental will help your child to learn about healthy habits about good oral care and importance of good oral hygiene.

Department of Veterans’  Affairs

Dental services involve the prevention and treatment of  oral diseases and include general dental services, the filling and crowning of teeth and the construction of  dentures.

Who is eligible:

  • Veterans.
  • Current serving members.
  • family
  • Carer.
  • Former serving members.

Note: Before booking an appointment with your dental services provider, check that they accept DVA Gold or white card  or you may have to pay for your treatment. You can make an appointment with your dentist or dental prosthetist to receive dental services without a referral from your doctor.