Child Dental Benefits Schedule (Bulk Bill – Medicare)

Child Dental Benefits Schedule West Ryde

$1,095 of Medicare Dental Cover for Children

Child Dental Benefits Schedule | Dentist West Ryde Visiting your dentist from an early age helps you develop good dental care habits and oral health in childhood and adulthood.

At My Local Dentists West Ryde, we strongly support the government-funded Child Dental Benefits Schedule, drastically lowering your child’s dental costs while keeping their smiles strong and healthy.

The CDBS or Child Dental Benefits Schedule is intended to benefit children ages 0-17 years who receive Government Benefits. If your children are qualified, they can receive up to $1,095 at any point in the calendar year for preventative and restorative dentistry, such as:

The CDBS, or Child Dental Benefits Schedule, does not cover cosmetic dental work, orthodontics, or hospital procedures.

Is Your Child Eligible for a Child Dental Benefits Schedule?

Here at My Local Dentists West Ryde, we bulk-bill all dental treatments for children covered under the CBDS scheme.

A child is eligible if they are:

  • Eligible for Medicare,
  • aged 0-17 years in the calendar year,
  • Receive appropriate Australian government payment, such as Family Tax Benefit Part A, anytime during the calendar year.

Services Australia assesses a child’s eligibility from the start of each calendar year and routinely checks for newly eligible children.

A notification of eligibility will be issued to the child or their parent/guardian via MyGov, either by mail or electronically.

For a parent/guardian or patient, it is optional to present this notification to the practice at the time of the appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions about (CDBS) Child Dental Benefits Schedule

How can I tell that my child is eligible?

Medicare will send you a letter regarding the Child Dental Benefits Schedule.

You can check details about your child and be assured that he/she meets the qualifying criteria through the Medicare online account available at or by phone at Medicare General Inquiries on 132 011.

What if my child is not eligible?

They can still join the Grow Up Smiling (GuS) program without expense from the school or parents’ pocket—but they must provide all the required information and records to the teacher on or before the stipulated date.

How does the $1,095 dental benefits work?

You can use the $1,095 benefit to cover your child’s needed dental services over two years.

If the funds are not fully utilised within the first year, you may spend them the following year, provided your child is still eligible. After the second year, any residual balance will not be carried forward or transferred.

Will I have to cover any out-of-pocket costs?

If your balance is sufficient to cover the fees for the day’s visit, you will not have to pay any out-of-pocket charges. Medicare will bulk-bill your claim; therefore, no patient co-payment is required.

The Importance of Children’s Dentistry

Just like adults, kids require regular dental care. They are more susceptible to oral emergencies and other issues with long-lasting implications.

Early detection and intervention by our West Ryde dental staff stop dental problems in their tracks. Early diagnosis also aids parental monitoring of their children’s health. If untreated, underlying dental problems may result in severe health complications.

Our dental practice’s commitment to dental health education focuses on children. When they are one year old, they must learn how to practise good oral hygiene.

Child Dental Benefits Schedule in West Ryde

Please let us know if your child is qualified for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule when you make your appointment at My Local Dentists West Ryde. CDBS is a great opportunity to help your child improve their dental habits and oral health.

Child Dental Benefits Schedule gives you and your child more reasons to love dental visits and the benefits of having healthy, pain-free smiles.

Bulk Bill for children who are qualified for MEDICARE (CDBS) CHILD DENTAL BENEFIT SCHEDULE

Up to $1,095 worth of dental treatments at any point in the calendar year

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