Medicare Child Dental Benefit
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Smiles Plus Dental Rouse Hill Accepts Medicare Child Dental Benefit!
The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) commenced on 1 January 2014 and provides access to benefits for basic dental services to children aged 2-17 years.
The total benefit entitlement is capped at $1,000 per child over a two calendar year period. If you do not use all of your $1,000 benefit in the first year of eligibility, you can use it in the second year if you are still eligible. Any remaining balance will not be carried forward at the end of the second year.
The CDBS has a means test, which requires receipt of Family Tax Benefit Part A (FTB-A) or relevant Australian Government payment. For more information on inclusions and eligibility, read more
Services, Benefits and Out of Pocket Expenses
Here at Smiles Plus Dental Rouse Hill, we bulk bill for the majority of the eligible services under CDBS, subject to eligibility. You will not pay out of pocket expenses for these services, subject to sufficient funds being available.
The CDBS provides individual benefits for a range of services including examinations, x-rays, leaning, fissure sealing, fillings, root canals and extractions.
If you have reached your capped limit, you will be required to personally meet the costs of any further additional services provided. Our Rouse Hill dentists will inform you in this situation prior to commencement of the treatment and also advise you of the likely cost of the proposed treatment.
The CDBS also imposes a limit and restriction on a range of services. Our Smiles Plus Dental Rouse Hill dentists will inform you of this as you may also incur out of pocket cost in these situations. For example, benefits are not available for orthodontic or cosmetic dental work and cannot be paid for any services provided in a hospital.
How do I know if my child is eligible for CDBS?
We are just one phone call away. You can contact us, provide us with your child's details and on your behalf, one of our friendly front desk administrating team members can contact Medicare directly to check their eligibility Alternatively, you can also check your child's eligibility by calling Medicare or check online if you have access to Medicare's MyGov account.