The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) started in January 2014 and provides benefits for basic dental services for eligible children between the ages of 2 - 17 years.
The Child Dental Benefit is capped at $1,000 per child over a two (2) calendar year period. It is means tested, which requires receipt of Family Tax Benefit Part A or a relevant Australian Government payment.
The benefit provides a range of services including examination, xrays, cleaning, fissure sealants, fillings, root canals and extractions. Benefits not available are orthodontics, cosmetic dental work or any services provided in a hospital.
Market Square Dental Group is BULK BILLING eligible children directly to Medicare so there will be no out of pocket expense.
For more information and to confirm your child's eligibility please call Medicare on 132 011.