NEWS ABOUT THE CHILD DENTAL BENEFIT SCHEME (CDBS). WHAT IS REALLY HAPPENING?
Maintaining and protecting the health of children’s teeth is one of the top priorities for any parent, so any help with managing the cost associated with the kid’s dental visits are always very welcomed!
For families who are eligible for this scheme, the most recent news from the Federal Government is good news.
The Child Dental Benefits Scheme provides government funded access to benefits for a wide range of dental services to around 3 million children aged between 2 and 17 years for treatment up to $1000. This includes inclusive benefits for oral examinations, xrays, teeth cleaning, fluoride treatment, fissure sealing, fillings, root canal and extractions. The CDBS is means tested, requiring a receipt of Family Tax Benefit Part A or a relevant Australian Government payment.
Despite proposals to reduce the scheme amount, Health Minister Greg Hunt has reinstated the cap at $1000. These dental benefits should be used as soon as possible in order to be fully utilized.
If you have never accessed CDBS before, you may wish to contact Dental4U’s friendly receptionists to discuss the scheme and your family’s eligibility. If you are familiar with the scheme, now is the time to check in with us to make the most of your child’s balance!
At Dental4U we are passionate about creating positive dental experiences for your children, and we pride ourselves on showing particular patients and care. In cases where children need treatments, modern techniques and strategies ensure your kids have a gentle and comfortable experience.