From the Department of Human Services 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.”
We at Riverlands Dental will see children who qualify under this scheme. There is a checklist we ensure that you are eligible by verifying the information online. If you child is eligible and you consent to have him/her treated under this scheme, we carry out an exam. We then give you an idea of treatment if any is needed, including the likely out of pocket costs you may have. You then sign a financial consent form.
We then carry out the necessary treatment and you pay the fee for the procedure, and then you can claim the entitled benefit through Medicare offices.
Please call 4571 2230 to schedule an appointment.