Did you know that approximately 3.4 million children now have access to free general dental care thanks to the Child Dental Benefits Schedule Free Kids Dental(CDBS)?? This is a new scheme introduced by the government to try and combat the current oral health issues in Australian children! It applies to children between the ages of 2 to 17 and the financial support is capped at $1000 per child over two consecutive calendar years.
Some of the treatments that can be covered include dental check-ups, clean and scales, digital x-rays, fillings, fissures sealings and extractions! At the moment, cosmetic and orthodontic treatments are not covered.
Children must be eligible for this scheme and it is means-tested therefore applies to those who are part of a family receiving Family Tax Benefit Part A or any related payments from the Australian Government.
Unlike some other clinics, at Yamanto Dental Surgery as your ipswich dentist we completely bulk bill the CDBS service so there will be NO out of pocket costs or extra expenses to you. You will just have to sign a form allowing the dentist to claim the fees from Medicare.
Find out if your child is eligible now! By simply phoning our clinic on 07 3294 3424 or by using the form below! Please have your medicare number, address and child’s full name and date of birth ready.