Child Dental Benefits Schedule
Child Dental Benefit Schedule Canley Heights
The Medicare Child Dental Benefits Schedule provides basic dental services to children aged between 2 and 17 years on the day of service.
Services Covered by Child Dental Benefits Schedule
Dental services covered by CDBS include:
- Dental Examinations
- Professional Dental Scale and Clean
- Fissure Sealants
- Tooth-Coloured Fillings
- Root Canal Treatments
- Tooth Extractions
At Canley Heights Dental Care, we provide kid’s dental services, including fissure sealants, sports mouthguards and occlusal splints.
Who is Eligible for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule?
Eligibility is determined at the start of every year and lasts the whole year.
Here are the qualifications:
- Aged between 2-17 years at least 1 day of the calendar year
- Qualified for Medicare part of a family receiving Family Tax Benefit Part-A, or
Receiving one of the following:
- Youth Allowance
- ABSTUDY Allowance
- Disability Support Pension
- Parenting Payment
- Special Benefit
- Carer Payment
- Double Orphan Pension
The Importance of Kid’s Dentistry
Children need proper dental care as much as adults do. They are more at risk to dental emergencies and several dental problems that can have life-long effects.
Our dental team in Canley Heights detects dental issues early and prevents them from progressing. Early diagnosis helps parents monitor their children’s health status. Underlying dental issues may cause severe general health problems if ignored.
Canley Heights Dental Care is dedicated to educating children about the importance of dental health. It’s important that they learn to practice proper oral hygiene as early as one year old.
Child Dental Benefits Schedule in Canley Heights
The Child Dental Benefits Schedule supports various services including dental examinations, X-rays, scale and cleans, fissure sealants, tooth-coloured fillings, root canal therapy, and tooth extractions.
These benefits are not available for orthodontics or cosmetic dental work and cannot be paid for any services provided in a hospital.
Canley Heights Dental Care accepts CDBS – contact us today if you have more questions, or to arrange your child’s next dental appointment.
We are located at 1/229 Canley Vale Road in Canley Heights.
Frequently Asked Questions
How would I check if my child is qualified for CDBS?
To check your child’s eligibility, access your Medicare online account at my.gov.au or call the Medicare general enquiries hotline on 132 011.
What if my child is ineligible for the CDBS?
How do I use the $1,013 benefit?
If the funds aren’t fully used up in the first year, you can still use them in the next year. After the second year, any existing balance will not be carried forward.