MS Dental provides basic dental services to children between 2 and 17 years – Bulk Billed.
You will get a letter to confirm if your child’s eligible for the CDBS if you’re a:
parent or guardian
approved care organisation
Older children getting payments under their own name may also get a letter.
To be eligible, you must be:
aged between 2 and 17 years on any one day of the calendar year
getting certain government benefits such as Family Tax Benefit Part A for at least part of the calendar year
eligible for Medicare
From 1 January 2017, benefits for basic dental services are capped at $1000 per child over 2 consecutive calendar years.
The 2 year cap period starts when a child or teenager first gets an eligible dental service.
If a child or teenager already started their 2 year cap period in 2016, they can continue to access the rest of the previous cap of $1,000 until 31 December 2017, provided the child is eligible for the CDBS in 2017.
If you don’t use all of the $1000 benefit in the first year of eligibility, it can be used in the second year if the child remains eligible. Any remaining benefit can’t be accessed after the end of the second year.
Benefits cover a range of services including:
Benefits aren’t available for orthodontic or cosmetic dental work and can’t be paid for any services provided in a hospital.
CDBS services won’t count towards the Medicare Safety Net or the Extended Medicare Safety Net thresholds.
How To Avail Dental Services For Your Child Under The Child Dental Benefits Schedule?
Confirm your child’s eligibility and balance amount using your Medicare online account through myGov or call the Medicare on 132 150.
Make an appointment with us by calling our clinics. Cardiff: 02 4954 7722 Singleton: 02 6572 2526
For more information on Child Dental Benefits Schedule, please click here
** The Child Dental Benefits Schedule scheme is administered by The Department of Health and subject to terms and conditions applicable on the scheme.