• 30 JUN 14
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    Child Dental Benefits Schedule

    Your child could be eligible for $1000 government funding for dental care!

    What is CDBS ?

    The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) commenced on 1 January 2014 in order to provides access to basic dental services for around 3.4 million children. The total benefit is capped at $1,000 per child and runs over a two calendar year period.

    How do I know if my child eligible for CDBS?

    The CDBS is means tested. You may qualify if, in addition to your child being between 2 -17 years of age, you also receive Family Tax Benefit Part A (FTB-A) or a relevant Australian Government payment. Most families received a letter from the Government notifying them of their eligibility.

    We use your Medicare card to confirm eligibility -and available balance- prior to treatment. So if you are unsure if your child is eligible, please call the surgery so our staff can assist you.

    What treatment is covered?

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

    Making an appointment

    Kit and Russell are happy to treat new and existing patients on the scheme, and currently bulk-bill most general treatment. Please phone if you have any queries regarding treatments that are bulk-billed and those that require a gap payment.

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