The Child Dental Benefits Schedule provides bulk billing services for basic dental treatment over a two-year period for eligible 2–17 year olds in Melbourne
We provide Medicare Kids Free Dental, and this is determined over the phone prior during the time your appointment is made for your child.
We will ask for your Medicare Card number and Reference number (IRN). Please ensure you have it handy so we can assist determine your eligibility. Provided you are eligible, there are no wait times just our first available booking. However, your first appointment is usually limited to emergency care or a routine checkup.
Alternatively, you can assess your eligibility by ringing Medicare to determine your benefit status. Call Us today so we can assist you further
We provide a range of services under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule such as
To know more about Children’s Dentistry, you can find more info here Children’s Dentistry The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) will commence on 1 January 2014 and will provide access to benefits for basic dental services to around 3.4 million children aged 2-17 years. It will replace the existing Medicare Teen Dental Plan (MTDP). The total benefit entitlement will be capped at $1,000 per child over a two calendar year period. The CDBS is means tested, which requires receipt of Family Tax Benefit Part A (FTB-A) or a relevant Australian Government payment. Benefits will not be available for orthodontic or cosmetic dental work and will not be paid for any services provided in a hospital.
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Medicare will send you a letter online or by post. You can also check if your child is eligible by:
You can get the benefits for your child if:
- you’re their parent or guardian, or
- you’re an approved care organisation
Children who get payments in their own name can also get the benefits if they’re:
- 2 to 17 years old for at least 1 day of the calendar year
- eligible for Medicare
If you’re a teenager and have a partner, you may also be eligible to get the benefits. Your partner must get a payment from us.
To get CDBS, you or your child must get an eligible payment for at least 1 day of the calendar year.
Who gets the payment
Payment Child’s parent, carer, or guardian
- Family Tax Benefit Part A
- Carer Payment
- Disability Support Pension
- Parenting Payment
- Special Benefit
- Youth Allowance
- help under the Veterans’ Children Education Scheme (VCES) if the child is 16 or older
- help under the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act Education and Training Scheme if the child is 16 or older
Make your first appointment today or Call Us so one of our friendly member can provide you with assistance