Child Dental Benefits Schedule
CDBS: Minor Amendments To Take Effect On 1 January 2018
“The Minister for Health, the Hon Greg Hunt had advised the ADA that a number of changes to the CDBS have been finalised and will take effect on 1 January 2018.”
“The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) commenced on 1 January 2014 and provides access to benefits for basic dental services to around 3 million children aged 2-17 years.”
Oral health awareness should be taught early in life. At True Dental Care Preston, we take great pride in our children’s dentistry services. We understand the special needs of children, hence we make sure that the whole True Dental Care Preston team is dedicated to meeting these needs.
Unfortunately many parents have second thoughts about children’s dentistry. It is undeniable that there are accompanying expenses. Good news! Your True Dental Care Preston can help!
In cooperation with the Australian government, True Dental Care Preston is making quality dental care accessible. The Child Dental Benefits Schedule covers children’s dentistry expenses, so your child can have the future of bright and healthy smiles that they deserve!
What is the Child Dental Benefits Schedule?
Under Medicare, the Australian government has initiated a program called the Child Dental Benefits Schedule which entitles children aged 2-17 years old to $1000 worth of children’s dentistry treatment.
Eligible children are covered for two-calendar years which commences on the child’s first dental treatment after receiving the Medicare letter of eligibility.
What are services enjoyed under CDBS?
Your child can enjoy the following children dentistry services under CDBS:
- Dental checkups
- Dental cleaning
- Fissure sealing
- Tooth fillings
- Tooth extractions
- Root canal treatments
There are several services not covered by the CDBS. These are:
- Cosmetic surgery
- Services given in a hospital
To ensure understanding and make the most out of the program, we strongly recommend calling us ahead. Our staff will answer your questions about the program.
What Are The Eligibility Requirements?
To be eligible for the program, your child must meet the following requirements:
- Age (2-17 years old)
- Member of Medicare (as your dependent)
- Family receives financial assistance funded by the Australian government
The following are qualifying financial assistance programs funded by the Australian government:
- Parenting payment
- Family tax benefit
- Youth allowance
- Disability support pension
- Carer payment
- Special benefit
- Veteran’s children education scheme (if child is 16 or older)
- Military rehabilitation and compensation act education and training scheme (if child is 16 or older)
If your child meets these requirements, you will receive a letter from Medicare. Your child must remain eligible to continue enjoying the program on the second year.
Children Dental Benefits schedule at True Dental Care Preston
Make the most out of this amazing program. This is your chance to give the best to your child! True Dental Care Preston is your trusted partner for your child’s oral health in Preston.
Up to $1000 worth of dental treatments over two years
Call (03) 9131 5952 or visit us at 358 Bell St in Preston.