18 Sep Medicare and bulk billing dentist in Burwood
Has your child visited the dentist recently? Don’t forget that the government provides up to $1000 in benefits per child over two years, and these can be bulk-billed at our practice.
The Child Dental Benefits Schedule is an Australian Government program that provides access to up to $1000 in benefits over two consecutive calendar years, covering most basic general dental services (but not specialist services like orthodontics or services provided under general anaesthetic.) You don’t need to register your child for the CDBS. Families and teenagers will be advised by the Department of Human Services if they are eligible.
To be eligible for the CDBS, a child must be:
- aged between 2-17 years
- their family must receive Family Tax Benefit Part A or a relevant Australian Government payment.
There has been a lot of talk about possible changes to Medicare’s Child Dental Benefit Scheme (CDBS), but the government pretty much decided to leave it in its original form, with a limit of $1,000 over 2 consecutive calendar years. A great decision, given that this CDBS is perhaps the best government funded program.
However, last year some changes were introduced regarding the eligibility and some children might no longer be eligible. Learn more about eligibility for the CDBS or give us a call on 9747 6835.
A quick reminder of the inclusion of the CDBS:
- Fissure sealing
- Root canals
Call us on 9747 6835 and take advantage of this dental scheme by booking an appointment with Dr. Roger or Dr. Johanna, both are qualified dentists in Burwood who have extensive experience treating children and helping them feel comfortable and at ease in unknown and sometimes unpleasant situations.