The Federal Goverment introduced the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) in January 2014 for eligible children between the ages of 2-17. This scheme covers a range, but not all, of treatments that our practice routinely provides for children. The scheme is limited to $1000 per eligble patient over two years. For patients being treated under the CDBS you must advise us prior to commencing treatment if you intend to use this scheme.
We do not Bulk Bill Medicare for these services and we ask for payment of your account at the conclusion of each appointment. We may be able to offer immediate claiming from Medicare if our reception staff are not too busy, otherwise we ask you submit your claim directly with Medicare Australia.
We are required to check your child's eligibilty at the commencement of each appointment.
As our first responsibility is to your dental health, and unfortunately, with the large number of different health funds, each offering different types of plans, we are not in a position to advise you of your fund's rebate amount or limits. We recommend that you contact your health fund for more information.
You may always get in touch with us and we can see when you are due to come back to see us.