Explaining the Child Dental Benefit Schedule in Hervey Bay
What is the Child Dental Benefit Schedule(CDBS)?
CDBS is a dental benefits scheme administered by Medicare, for eligible children aged 2-17 and provides a total of $1000 of essential dental care services over two-calendar years. The scheme has been specially designed to ensure children who are eligible can receive vital dental care that will help keep their teeth and gums in great shape.
Who is Eligible for CDBS and How Can I Check if My Child Can Benefit?
CDBS is administered by Medicare, so your child will need to qualify for Medicare and must be within the specified ages for at least part of the calendar year. You should receive either Parenting Payment or Family Tax Benefit Part A, or Double Orphan Pension payments. If you have a change of circumstances during a calendar year, your child will still be able to access CDBS dental care, provided they have not used all their $1000 allocation.
What Treatments are Covered Under CDBS?
Treatments covered include dental examinations, cleanings and x-rays, as well as fillings, root canal therapy and tooth extractions. It also covers fluoride applications and fissure sealants. CDBS will not cover orthodontics or cosmetic dentistry, or dental work that must be done in a hospital.
Will I Have Any Out of Pocket Costs for Treatment?
Lakeside Dental Spa bulk bills for CDBS. With no-gap payments you need never be out of pocket for the cost of treatments. If your child needs dental care, we will always provide a written treatment plan so you will know exactly what is covered and any probable expenses.
If you have any questions concerning your child’s eligibility or the treatments offered under CDBS, please contact us as we will be delighted to help you. Our dental team can also advise you on how to use your child’s CDBS allocation to their best advantage.
For more information, please speak to our friendly dental team on (07) 4191 4787 or visit us at 8/6-8 Liuzzi St, Pialba Hervey Bay QLD 4655.