Establishing good oral habits early in life is important to achieve perfect pearly whites in the future.
At Castlemaine Smiles Dentist, we care for your child’s oral heath as much as you do. We want your child to experience quality dental service without the staggering costs.
Consequently, Castlemaine Smiles wants you to take advantage of the Child Dental Benefit Schedule with your trusted local dentist in Castlemaine.
What Is The Child Dental Benefits Schedule
The Child Dental Benefits Schedule or CDBS is a government-initiated program aiming to improve oral health and raise oral health awareness in children aged 2 to 17 years old.
It seeks to shoulder the costs of some dental treatments for children to forestall more serious dental issues in the future.
What Are The Services Covered?
The following services can be claimed at Castlemaine Smiles Dentist using the Child Dental Benefit Schedule:
- Tooth extractions
- Dental examinations
- Professional cleaning
- Fissure sealants
- Tooth fillings
- Root canal treatments
The following are the services not covered by CDBS:
- Orthodontic dental works (braces)
- Cosmetic surgery (Teeth Whitening, Veneers, Bonding, Smile makeover, Invisalign)
- Any other dental services performed in a hospital
It is important to contact the staff at the clinic before your visit to clear any questions with regard to the coverage.
There are basic eligibility requirements to enjoy the CBDS. Your child should be:
- Aged 2-17 years old
- Enrolled in Medicare
- Your family should receive certain government payments for at least a part of the calendar year.
Here are the qualifying Australian government allocations:
- Disability support pension
- Parenting Payment
- Family Tax Benefit
- Youth Allowance
- Carer payment
- Special Benefit
- Veteran’s Children Education Scheme (if child is 16 or older)
- Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act Education and Training Scheme (if child is 16 or older)
The CBDS covers $1000 worth of dental services over two consecutive years. The two-year calendar year starts upon your child’s first dental service.
Once your child is deemed eligible, you will receive a letter from Medicare stating your child’s eligibility and benefits. Upon your visit to your dentist, bring your Medicare statement and your child will enjoy the high-quality dental services at Castlemaine Smiles.
At the end of the two years, your child will undergo the same eligibility procedure before you can continue to enjoy the service.
The Child Dental Benefits Schedule will continue in 2017
In the news:
The Australian Dental Association (ADA) has applauded announcement by the Turnbull Government and its Health Minister, Greg Hunt, to reinstate the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) cap to $1,000.
Experience First Rate Dental Services For Your Child At Castlemaine Smiles
Castlemaine Smiles Dentist takes pride in delivering first-rate dental service for all ages. Our expert dentist and friendly staff strive to foster a welcoming environment for you and your child. Our aim is to make each dental visit something to look forward to!
Enjoy your Child Dental Benefit Schedule at Castlemaine Smiles Dentist’s premium quality services.