Child Dental Benefits Scheme
The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) is a Medicare-funded children’s dental scheme that provides eligible children aged between 2-17 years old with financial assistance of up to $1052 for basic dental treatments over the period of two consecutive calendar years.
East Geelong Dental Practice is a dental clinic that accepts child patients eligible for the CDBS. This Medicare dental benefit scheme can help children by preventing oral diseases from worsening and restoring teeth damaged due to infection or trauma. Our team of dentists will work with you to give your child the dental care they need within the scope of the services covered by this Medicare dental cover plan.
Families with children who are eligible will be bulk billed. Any funds that are available under the child dental benefits scheme that aren’t fully used within the first year can be used in the second year if the child is still eligible. Please note that any remaining funds that still exist after the second year has lapsed will not be carried forward.
There are certain dental treatments that are not covered by the CDBS, so parents are advised to book an appointment with our dentist to discuss the available treatment options under the Medicare dental benefit scheme.
Dental Treatments That Are Covered
- Dental check-ups
- Fissure sealing
- Tooth extractions
- Root canal treatments
- Partial dentures
Is Your Child Eligible?
East Geelong Dental Practice is available to help parents determine if their child is eligible to receive dental treatments under the children’s dental scheme by contacting Medicare on your behalf. You can also speak with Medicare yourself by calling them on 13 20 11. If your child is deemed eligible, Medicare will post a letter to you confirming this. Please bring both this Medicare eligibility letter and your Medicare card to your child’s appointment.
- Your child is aged between 2-17 years of age
- Your child is eligible for other Medicare services
- Your child, or your family, receives certain Australian Government payments