Child Dental Benefits Schedule
Secure your child’s dental health and overall wellbeing by taking advantage of the Child Dental Benefits Schedule. CBDS is the Australian’s Government latest initiative, which provides financial support for basic dental services to children of eligible families.
CBDS provides your child with up to $1,052 worth of basic dental treatments over a period of two years. These dental services include:
- Scaling and cleaning
On the other hand, high-end services such as orthodontic treatments and cosmetic dental procedures will not be covered by the Child Dental Benefits Schedule.
Which children are eligible for dental services?
A child is eligible if they are:
- eligible for Medicare, and
- aged 0-17 years at any point in the calendar year, and
- receive a relevant Australian government payment, such as Family Tax Benefit Part A, at any point in the calendar year.
Services Australia assesses a child’s eligibility from the start of each calendar year and routinely check for newly eligible children.
A notification of eligibility will be sent to the child or their parent/guardian either by post or electronically through MyGov.
It is optional for a parent/guardian or patient to present this notification to the practice at the time of the appointment.
Accessible Child Dental Care in Glenroy
The Glenroy Dental Group proudly supports this amazing government initiative that will significantly benefit your child’s overall oral health. Make sure that your details are up-to-date with Medicare and Centrelink to ensure that your children can use and maximise their CBDS benefits.