The Child Dental Benefits Schedule will continue in 2017
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.
Quality care for your children’s oral health is now more affordable and accessible with the Child Dental Benefits Schedule. Smart Smile Dental is committed to providing you and your children with the highest level of dental care.
We fully support the newest plan, which aims to provide all services covered by CBDS bulk billed with no out of pocket expense! Your child can now enjoy the benefits of a decay-free smile with the help our dentists.
The Child Dental Benefits Schedule will provide an estimated $2.7 billion in Commonwealth funded benefits for eligible children aged 2 to 17 years of age. Your child is provided with up to $1,000 of dental treatment over two years.
Dental Services Available under Child Dental Benefit Schedule
The following treatments are covered by CBDS:
- Check-ups and exams
- Scaling and cleaning
- Fluoride treatments
- Dental x-rays
- Tooth Fillings
- Dental fissure sealants
- Root canal therapy
- Tooth extractions
- Partial dentures
The plan doesn’t cover orthodontics or cosmetic dental procedures. It also can’t be used to pay any dental services provided in a hospital under general anaesthesia.
You can check you child’s eligibility by logging in to your Medicare online account. You may call their inquiries line at 132 011. To ensure that your children can use their Child Dental Benefits Schedule entitled benefits, make sure that your details are up-to-date with Centrelink and Medicare.
Quality Dental Care for Your Children in Deer Park
Please let us know if your child is qualified for CBDS when making an appointment. Smart Smile Dental strongly supports this plan and we highly encourage all parents of eligible children to take advantage of the Child Dental Benefits Schedule for the overall dental wellness of their kids.