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Child Dental Benefits Schedule

Child Dental Benefits Schedule North Lakes and Mango Hill

The Medicare Child Dental Benefits Schedule North Lakes and Mango Hill (CDBS) provides basic dental services to children and teens aged between 0-17 years.

The child must be eligible for Medicare on the day of service.

Dental Services Covered by Child Dental Benefits Schedule in North Lakes and Mango Hill

The dental services covered by CDBS include:

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule does not cover orthodontics, cosmetic dental services, or dental services provided in the hospital.

At Passion Family Dental North Lakes, we provide children’s dentistry services, including pain-free dentistry, fissure sealants, and habit-breaking appliances.

Which children are eligible for dental services?

A child is eligible if they are:

  • eligible for Medicare, and
  • aged 0-17 years at any point in the calendar year, and
  • receive a relevant Australian government payment, such as Family Tax Benefit Part A, at any point in the calendar year.

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

A notification of eligibility will be sent to the child or their parent/guardian either by post or electronically through MyGov.

It is optional for a parent/guardian or patient to present this notification to the practice at the time of the appointment.

How would I check if my child is qualified for CDBS?

You don’t need to apply or register for CDBS. If your child is eligible, Medicare sends you a letter.

To verify your child’s eligibility, access your Medicare online account at my.gov.au or call the Medicare general enquiries hotline 132 011.

We are also more than happy to check your child’s eligibility for you if you wish.

How do I make use of the $1,095 benefit?

You may take advantage of the capped benefit of $1,095 to pay for your child’s basic dental services for two years.

If the funds are not fully used up within the first year, you can still use them in the second year if your child is still in the program. After the second year, any existing balance will not be carried forward.

Will I have to pay out-of-pocket expenses?

As long as the amount of your balance can cover the fees for the appointment, you don’t need to pay any out-of-pocket expenses. Your claim will be bulk billed via Medicare, so no patient co-payment is needed.

The Importance of Children’s Dentistry

Children require proper dental care as much as adults do. They are more prone to dental emergencies and several dental problems that can have lifelong effects.

Generally, baby teeth are a lot softer than adult teeth and therefore are more susceptible to decay

Our dental team in North Lakes detects dental issues early and prevents them from progressing. This early diagnosis helps parents track their children’s health status.

Underlying dental issues may cause more serious general health problems if ignored.

Passion Family Dental North Lakes is dedicated to educating children about the importance of dental health. It’s important that they learn to practice oral hygiene as early as one year old.

Child Dental Benefits Schedule in North Lakes and Mango Hill

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule provides support for a range of services including dental examinations, X-rays, professional scaling and cleaning, fissure sealants, composite fillings, root canal therapy, and tooth extractions.

These benefits are not available for orthodontic or cosmetic dental services and cannot be paid for any services provided in a hospital.

Passion Family Dental North Lakes accepts CDBS – contact us today if you have more questions, or to arrange your child’s next dental visit.

Child Dental Benefits Schedule in North Lakes and Mango Hill

Child Dental Benefits Schedule in North Lakes and Mango Hill

Call us at (07) 3465 1199 immediately. We will attend to you with utmost urgency and care.

Our regular hours are from Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. For patients needing attention on Saturdays, Sundays, or after hours, call us to set an appointment.

We are located at Unit 4/6 Endeavour Boulevard in North Lakes.

Bulk Bill for children who are eligible for Medicare Child Dental Benefits Schedule

To find out if your child is eligible for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS), please fill out the form below:

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