BULK BILLED DENTAL SERVICES THROUGH THE ‘CHILD DENTAL BENEFIT SCHEME’ (CDBS)
The CDBS was introduced by the Government under Medicare in 2014. The scheme replaced the previous Medicare Teen Dental Plan and was designed for all children aged between 2 – 17 years old. For children who are eligible, CBDS provides up to $1000 over a two year cycle per eligible child. The CDBS covers dental services such as routine examinations, x-rays, cleaning, fillings, extractions and preventive sealants.
To help keep the cost of children’s dental care affordable, we bulk bill all children eligible for the CDBS. This means there is nothing for you to pay out of pocket under the CDBS. The benefit is capped at $1000. Once the benefit is used up, if there is any outstanding treatment we will provide you with a full cost estimate and the treatment will be provided at the same rate as CDBS schedule of fees set by Medicare. This will help to keep the cost of children’s dental care as low as possible. A full written treatment plan and cost estimate will always be provided.
The CDBS eligibility is assessed by the Department of Human Services. If you are receiving an Australian government payment, such as Family Tax Benefit Part A or B, or other benefit payments, your children may be eligible for care under the CDBS. You can check for eligibility by calling the Department of Human Services or calling us on 5479 4449 or fill in the form below. You will need to have your medicare card at hand.