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Child Dental Benefits Schedule

child-dental-benefits-schedule-cheltenham The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) is a plan run by Medicare that provides basic dental services to young patients aged between 0-17 years of age. The child must be eligible for Medicare on the day of service.

Dental Services Covered by CDBS Cheltenham

Dental services covered by the CDBS include:

The CDBS doesn’t cover any orthodontic, cosmetic dental work, or dental services provided in the hospital.

At Captivate Dental, we provide children’s dentistry services, such as dental care plans, treatments, and check-ups.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions about Child Dental Benefits Schedule

How would I know if my child is eligible?

You will receive a letter from Medicare about the Child Dental Benefits Schedule.

Confirm your child’s eligibility by accessing your Medicare online account at my.gov.au or calling the Medicare general enquiries hotline on 132 011.

What if my child is not eligible?

They can still join the GuS (Grow Up Smiling) program with no out-of-pocket expense to the school or parents – as long as you submit all needed information and records to their teacher by the school deadline.

How does the $1,095 dental benefits work?

You may use the benefit of $1,095 to pay for your child’s essential dental services over two years.

If the funds are not fully used within the first year, you can use them in the next year, provided your child is still eligible. After the second year, any remaining balance will not be carried forward or transferred.

Will I have to pay any out-of-pocket expenses?

As long as your balance amount can shoulder the fees for the day’s appointment, you will not have to pay any out-of-pocket expenses. Your claim will be bulk-billed through Medicare, so no patient co-payment is necessary.

The Importance of Children’s Dentistry

Children require proper dental attention, just like adults. With their playful nature, they are more prone to dental emergencies and are subject to multiple dental issues.

Your trusted Cheltenham dental team detects dental problems early and prevents them from progressing. This early diagnosis helps parents monitor their children’s health.

Underlying dental issues may cause more severe overall health problems if ignored.

Captivate Dental is committed to educating children about the importance of maintaining dental health. It is important that they learn to practice oral hygiene as early as one year old.

Child Dental Benefits Schedule in Cheltenham

The CDBS provides benefits for basic dental services including examinations, X-rays, scaling and cleaning, fissure sealing, composite fillings, root canal treatments, and tooth extractions.

These benefits are not available for orthodontic or cosmetic dental work and cannot be paid for any services provided in a hospital.

Captivate Dental accepts CDBS – contact us today if you have any further questions, or to arrange your child’s next dental appointment.

We are open Monday to Friday from 8:30AM to 5:30PM.

Your Cheltenham dentist serves local communities in Bentleigh, Highett, Hampton East, Cheltenham, and Brighton East.

Child Dental Benefits Schedule in Cheltenham

Bulk Bill for children who are eligible for MEDICARE CHILD DENTAL BENEFITS SCHEDULE

Up to $1,095 worth of dental treatments over two years

Please call us to check eligibility and balance.

For more information on Child Dental Benefits Schedule in Cheltenham, call us on (03) 9553 1249. Visit us on the web, or use our convenient online booking page.

We are located at 36 Chesterville Road in Cheltenham.

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