What is the Child Dental Benefits Schedule?
The Child Dental Benefits Schedule is a new Medicare Initiative which now allows eligible children between the ages of 2 and 17years, access to basic dental services. Services include:
- Teeth cleaning
- Root canal treatment
- Fissure sealing
- The CDBS will not cover any orthodontic work or cosmetic dentistry
Each child can access up to $1,000 over two consecutive years for the above services, if they are eligible under the Family Tax Benefit Part A, eligible for Medicare or receive one of the below Australian Government payments:
- Disability Support Pension
- Parenting Payment
- Special Benefit
- To read the full list click here
If your entire $1000 is not used by the end of the two years, it will not be able to be carried forward for future use. To check whether your child is eligible and also your account balance amount of the $1000, you can use your Medicare online account or call Medicare directly.
The CBD Schedule is available now. Dentalini, a Sydney dentist, offers the CDB Schedule and are happy to discuss the options and eligibilities available for your children.
If you’re not eligible for the CDB Schedule, Dentalini also has a special offer for patients who fall outside the CDB Schedule criteria. For more information visit the CDB Schedule page.