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.”
The Child Dental Benefits Schedule helps your child to grow up with a strong and beautiful smile. The CBDS is formerly known as the Medicare Teen Dental Plan. In January 2014, the new plan was implemented to provide financial support for the basic dental needs of children in eligible families.
EK Dental Surgery offers $1000 of free dental care over a 2-year period for children eligible for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule. The plan assists children between the ages of 2 and 17 years old.
Treatments Covered by Child Dental Benefits Schedule
Dental services covered by the new plan include:
- Dental check-ups
- Professional teeth cleaning
- Radiographs (X-rays)
- Tooth Fillings
- Fissure sealants
- Tooth Extractions
- Root canal treatment
- Partial dentures
Benefits are not available for high-end procedures such as orthodontics or cosmetic dental work. Benefits also cannot be paid for any services provided in a hospital.
Who Is Eligible For The Child Dental Benefits Schedule?
Your child must be eligible for Medicare and the family should be in receipt of Tax Benefit Part A. They must also receive any of the following Government payments:
- Youth Allowance
- Parenting Payment
- Special Benefit
- Carer Payment
- Disability Support Pension
- Double Orphan Pension
- Veteran’s Children Education Scheme, if the child is 16 or over
- Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act Education and Training Scheme, if the child is 16 or over
You can readily check the eligibility of your child by accessing your Medicare online account, or contacting the inquiries line at 132 011. Also, you can visit the website of Depart of Human Services Australia for more detailed information about CBDS.
Quality Care for Your Child at The EK Dental Surgery
At EK Dental Surgery, we proudly support the Child Dental Benefits Schedule. Under CBDS, we will provide all eligible dental treatments and services under the Bulk Billing System.
Bulk Bill for children who are eligible for MEDICARE CHILD DENTAL BENEFIT SCHEDULE
Up to $1000 worth of dental treatments over two years
Please call us to check eligibility and balance.
To book an appointment for your child, contact us on (03) 9887 8787 and talk to our friendly dental staff.