Child Dental Benefits Schedule for Healthy Smiles

Eligible children receive essential dental care through CDBS, promoting healthy smiles. We guide families to maximise these benefits effectively.

Diverse Advantages

Explore the Wide Range of Benefits Offered by CDBS

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) allows children to have access to essential dental services. From routine examinations and cleanings to necessary X-rays and fillings, CDBS lays the foundation for preventive dental care. Moreover, it encompasses comprehensive treatments such as root canals and extractions for significant dental issues.

CDBS not only covers a wide range of dental services but also significantly reduces families’ financial burden. It promotes regular dental check-ups, which are crucial for early detection and prevention of potential dental issues. By supporting both preventive and restorative dental treatments, CDBS can help maintain the oral health of eligible children.

Your Guide

Learn How CDBS Works for Your Child's Dental Needs

Understanding how the CDBS operates is crucial for utilising it effectively for your child’s dental care. CDBS provides up to $1,095 over two calendar years for eligible children’s dental services, catering to those between zero and 17 years. Eligibility requires Medicare enrolment and adherence to specific Australian Government criteria.

We guide families through the CDBS process, from eligibility checks to understanding covered services and facilitating claims. Bringing your Medicare card to appointments allows for direct billing, simplifying access to entitled benefits. Our aim is to make dental care accessible for eligible children, fostering early and effective dental health practices.

Where Comfort Meets Care

Why Choose
Willeri Dental Parkwood

Our goal is to provide a high level of patient satisfaction by combining comfort with quality dental care. Discover why patients trust us for their oral health needs.

Your Comfort is Our Priority

We strive to create a comfortable and relaxing environment in our dental clinic while upholding high standards of care. Enjoy a stress-free experience where your dental health is prioritised.

We Provide Patient-centred Care

We prioritise our patients' needs. We listen to their concerns and present available treatment options they can choose from.

We Are Equipped With Advanced Dental Technology

Our team is committed to staying up-to-date on advancements in dental technology. This dedication allows us to offer innovative and comprehensive treatment options to improve patient care.

Frequently Asked Questions

Understanding CDBS FAQs Clearly

Several key criteria determine eligibility for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS). Understanding these can help assess if your child qualifies:

  1. Age:
    The child must be between zero and 17 years old for at least one day of the calendar year.
  2. Medicare:
    They need to be eligible for Medicare, which involves being enrolled in the Medicare system.
  3. Family assistance:
    The family must receive certain government benefits, such as the Family Tax Benefit Part A, for at least one day of the year.
  4. Residency:
    The child should be a resident of Australia, aligning with the Government’s residency requirements for Medicare.

These criteria make the CDBS accessible to those who need it most, providing essential dental care to eligible children. If your child meets these requirements, they can access a range of dental services under the CDBS.

Several methods are available for families to check their child’s eligibility for the CDBS:

  • MyGov account:
    Log into your MyGov account and link it to Medicare. Here, you can view your child’s eligibility status.
  • Medicare Express app:
    Download and use the Medicare Express App on your smartphone. It provides a convenient way to check eligibility.
  • Contacting Medicare directly:
    Call the Medicare general enquiries line. Have your Medicare number and personal details ready for verification.
  • Visiting a Medicare office:
    Visit your nearest Medicare office in person. Staff can assist you in checking your child’s eligibility.

After discovering your child’s eligibility, you can start planning their dental care under CDBS. Our clinic is ready to provide the necessary dental services covered by the program. Remember, early detection and preventive care are key to maintaining your child’s oral health, and CDBS is a valuable resource for supporting this.

The eligibility for the CDBS is assessed automatically. Families do not need to apply manually for this benefit. Once deemed eligible, families are notified by the Australian Government through a letter. The process is as follows:

  1. Eligibility assessment:
    The Government assesses eligibility based on Medicare records and Family Tax Benefit Part A status.
  2. Notification:
    Eligible families receive a letter confirming their child’s eligibility for CDBS for the calendar year.
  3. Accessing services:
    Bring the letter and your Medicare card to your dental appointment to use the benefits.
  4. Claiming benefits:
    Our clinic directly bills Medicare, so there’s no upfront payment required for eligible services under CDBS.

Receiving confirmation of your child’s eligibility for CDBS marks the start of easier access to dental care. We support families in understanding and using their CDBS benefits so their children receive necessary dental treatments.

Claiming Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) benefits at Willeri Dental Parkwood is a straightforward process. Here’s how to facilitate your child receiving their entitled dental care:

  1. Eligibility confirmation:
    Bring the eligibility letter from Medicare or your MyGov account showing your child’s CDBS eligibility.
  2. Medicare card:
    Present your Medicare card at the reception. This is crucial for verifying your child’s cover under CDBS.
  3. Dental appointment:
    Book your child’s dental appointment as usual. Inform us that you intend to use CDBS for the visit.
  4. Service provision:
    After the dental service, we’ll detail the covered services and directly bill them to Medicare on your behalf.

After your visit, we handle the claim process, making it hassle-free for you. Our team at Willeri Dental Parkwood is committed to supporting your family in accessing CDBS benefits and taking care of your child’s dental health.

If your child’s dental treatment exceeds the CDBS limit, you will be responsible for any additional costs incurred. Before starting treatment, we provide a detailed breakdown of all expected costs and discuss available payment options for the excess amount. It’s important to plan accordingly and consider setting aside funds for dental care that goes beyond the CDBS cap. Our team is here to assist with any financial planning and can offer advice on managing these extra expenses effectively.
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