Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS)
Medicare now covers up to $1000 over a 2 year period for dental care under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS). This can be used for checkups, scale and clean, fluoride, fillings, extractions, x-rays and other treatments as listed under the Medicare schedule.
At new Smile Dental, we bulk bill, which means by using your medicare card, we can send a claim electronically on the spot directly to Medicare so that there are no out of pocket expenses for parents. Please call us on (02) 4284-5476 to make an appointment for your child.
Bulk billed items refer to conditions that are covered by Medicare and its qualifying criteria. Children must be between 2 and 17 years of age during the year of treatment and must be receiving an Australian Governement payment such as the Family Tax Benefit part A. Most eligible families will receive a letter from Human Services stating their eligibility. For more information about the qualifying criteria or to check if you child is eligible, visit The Department of Health and Ageing website or call us.
Please call us on (02) 4284-5476 to check your child's eligibility and to make an appointment