Child Dental Benefit Scheme

Wise Dental aims to treat, educate and inform both the parents and the children with regards to the changing dentition, the impact of certain oral habits and the ill effects of improper diet and nutrition.

Medicare Child Dental Benefits Scheme CDBS

The Medicare child dental benefit scheme is a government scheme to pay for children’s’ dental treatment in a private practice or public setting. Eligible children aged 2-17 years old are entitled to up to $1000 worth of basic dental treatment that can be claimed at the practice. Wise Dental are proud to say that we participate in the scheme and bulk bill the services. Bulk billing allows us to claim directly from Medicare for your child’s treatment.

What treatment can be done?

Services that receive a benefit under the program include

Examinations

x-rays

Cleaning

fissure sealing

Fillings

root canals

Extractions

Is my child eligible for the scheme?

Benefits are not available for orthodontic or cosmetic dental work.
The Department of Human Services determines eligibility from the start of each year, and throughout the year. A child is eligible if they are eligible for Medicare, are aged between 2 and 17 years and receive a relevant Australian government payment, such as Family Tax Benefit Part A. When a child is eligible, their parent or guardian should be sent a notification, either electronically or by post. The letter can be used as proof of eligibility when you attend. The child is eligible throughout the entire calendar year, even if they turn 18 later in that year, or stop receiving the relevant payment. They must be eligible for Medicare on the day the service is provided. The $1000 limit applies for two years. It can all be used up in the first year if needed, but expires at the end of the second calendar year.

For any Children Dentistry in the Sydney area, please call Wise Dental at (02) 9216-7676 or email us to schedule an appointment at our office in Macquarie Park, NSW 2113.