The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) is eligible for families that receive Family Tax Benefit Part A. Children between the ages of 2 and 17 will be able to claim up to $1000 worth of Medicare funded treatment over a two-year period.
The Child Dental Benefits Schedule means Medicare will cover up to $1,000 over 2 calendar years for general dental services. The services Medicare will cover include check-ups, x-rays, cleaning, fissure sealing, fillings, root canal treatment and extractions. The services Medicare will not cover are orthodontic treatment, cosmetic dental work, and any dental services in a hospital.
You can confirm your child’s eligibility and balance amount by accessing your Medicare online account at my.gov.au or calling the Medicare general enquiries line on 132 011. Not all dental clinics have accepted to partner with the CBDS or may charge a gap fee, so check ahead before booking. At Smile Design Dental we will not charge you any gap fees for our services – because we want to support this initiative in encouraging good dental health for children.
If your child is not eligible for CDBS then don’t worry, the great thing about Smile Design Dental is we make looking after your children’s oral hygiene more affordable. We offer gap-free or $59 for kids under 6, $99 for kids under 12 and, $149 for adults and kids 12+ for check up and cleans.