As a parent you want the best for your child and part of that is helping them take care of their teeth. The Child Dental Benefits Scheme (CDBS) is helping millions of children receive the dentistry they need when their families do not have sufficient money or dental insurance to cover the cost.
If you have not checked already, now is the time to see if your child is eligible for FREE dentistry under the CDBS.
What is the Child Dental Benefits Scheme (CDBS)
The Child Dental Benefits scheme provides basic dental treatments for children aged 2-17 up to the value of $1,026.
The CDBS can be used for:
root canal treatments
The CDBS allows parents to get dental treatment for their child and set up great dental habits by having regular checkups and cleanings. The CDBS can be used for eligible dental treatments required for your child. This benefit is available to be used in a single visit or over a 2 year period depending on the needs of your child. The funds cannot be used on Orthodontic services (braces) or Cosmetic dentistry (whitening etc).
Is my child eligible?
A child's eligibility for the CDBS is based on if the child is eligible for Medicare, if they are aged 2-17 yo within the calendar year and that they receive a relevant Australian government payment such as Family Tax Benefit Part A at any point in the calendar year.
The department of Human Services will usually send a notification at the beginning of the year to advise the family that their child has qualified for CDBS, but you can also check to see if your child is eligible by contacting Medicare.
How do I use CDBS?
Make an appointment as usual for your child at Clubb Dental whether it is for a toothache or a examination and cleaning it does not matter. Bring your Medicare card to your appointment and we BULK BILL any child treated under the CDBS.
If you have any further questions regarding the CDBS or any other dental question please give us a call or send us a message, we would love to help.