Child Dental Benefits Schedule
The CDBS provides bulk billing via Medicare
Our Mooroolbark dental clinic participates in the Federal Government Child Dental Benefits Schedule (Scheme) because we understand that the younger members of the family sometimes need extra dental care and support. The CDBS provides bulk billing dental via Medicare, for children in our local community including Kilsyth, Croydon, Chirnside Park and surrounding areas.
This means-tested federal government program helps families to manage the cost of preventative dental care for eligible children aged between 2 and 17 years of age. The program keeps childrens’ teeth in good health by making family dental care more affordable. Eligible children receive dental care to the value of $1,000 over a two-year period.
Because of our central Mooroolbark location, your child can visit the dentist easily, fitting in around school and extra-curricular commitments.
Is my child eligible for the CDBS (bulk billed dental)?
If you receive any of the following government payments, your child is eligible to participate in the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS):
- Family Tax Benefit Part A
- Parenting Payment
- Double Orphan Pension.
If your child receives any of the following payments, they are also eligible:
- Carer Payment
- Disability Support Pension
- Parenting Payment
- Special Benefit
- Youth Allowance.
If you or your child receive any of the above government payments, they can visit our Moorolbark dental clinic.
Medicare will cover some of the dental costs for your child. In many instances there won’t be any out of pocket expenses for you, depending on the dental treatment your child receives.
All we need is your Medicare number. Your children can still qualify for Medicare dental care even if you have private health insurance.
Please call our friendly reception staff to learn more and work out if your child is eligible.
Dental services covered by the CDBS
Our Mooroolbark dentists provide the following services and treatments covered by the CDBS:
- Dental Check-Ups
- Dental X-Rays
- Teeth Cleaning
- Fissure Sealants
- Tooth Fillings
- Root Canal Treatments
- Tooth Extractions.
The CDBS does not cover orthodontic or cosmetic treatments. But if our dentist recommends such treatments for your child, we can work out a tailored payment plan which aligns with your budget so that your child can have optimal oral health.
CDBS (Child Dental Benefits Schedule) explained by Services Australia
Watch this video created by Services Australia to understand how the Child Dental Benefits Schedule provides families with eligible children aged 2 to 17 up to $1,000 for basic dental services capped over two consecutive calendar years.
Make your dental appointment in Mooroolbark today
Take the first step to achieving a fabulous smile and top oral health, by contacting us to make a dental appointment. Call us on 9726 7955 to experience the Mooroolbark Family Dental difference.
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