Bulk Billing for Children’s Dental

As of January 1st 2014, a new dental plan is being offered through Medicare for children between the ages of 2 and 17.

As described on their website:

“The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) commenced on 1 January 2014 and provides access to benefits for basic dental services to around 3.4 million children aged 2-17 years.

The total benefit entitlement is capped at $1,000 per child over a two calendar year period. The CDBS has a means test, which requires receipt of Family Tax Benefit Part A (FTB-A) or a relevant Australian Government payment.

The CDBS provides individual benefits for a range of services including examinations, x-rays, cleaning, fissure sealing, fillings, root canals and extractions. Benefits are not available for orthodontic or cosmetic dental work and cannot be paid for any services provided in a hospital.”

For more information about the CDBS plan or eligibility basics you are invited to visit the Human Services website at:

http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/medicare/child-dental-benefits-schedule

Or by calling Medicare on 132 150.

We look forward to hearing from you and assisting your children with their general dental requirements.