Child Dental Benefits Schedule
The Child Dental Benefits Scheme commenced on January 1st 2014. It provides access to benefits for basic dental services to eligible children aged 2-17yrs. If you are a recipient of Family tax benefit Part A or a relevant Australian Government payment, your child will be eligible to access these services and receive these benefits.
The total benefit entitlement is capped at $1000 per child over a two year period. It provides benefits for a range of dental services including: examinations, x-rays, cleaning, fissure sealing, fillings, root canal treatment and extractions. Benefits are not available for orthodontic or cosmetic dental work and cannot be paid for any services provided in a hospital.
S. J.Porter Dental supports the Child Dental Benefits Schedule and is happy to bulk-bill eligible patients. Please advise our receptionist that you wish to access the CDBS before your appointment.
Futher information can be found on the following website www.humanservices.gov.au/childdental