Get your child’s teeth ready for a healthy start to 2019 | Medicare Child Dental Benefits Schedule
Get your child’s teeth ready for a healthy start to 2019 with the Medicare Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS)
At Capstone Dental, our dentists are providers of the Medicare CDBS in providing a range of dental services for eligible children aged 2-17 years old.
Your child may receive free dental treatment consisting of up to $1000 of preventative and general dental services every 2 years. This is bulk billed which means there are no out of pocket expenses for you.
The services covered include
Dental services not included:
orthodontic dental work
cosmetic dental work
any services you have in a hospital
There are some restrictions for basic dental services. You should check with Department of Human Services, Medicare or your dentist if there’s any item or time restrictions before starting your service.
To check if your child is eligible please have your Medicare Card ready and give us a call us on (02) 8605 1696 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Families can also check whether their child is eligible for the CDBS by contacting the Department of Human Services. General information about the program can also be found on the Department of Human Services website.
How does the Medicare Child Dental Benefits Schedule work?
For each child, you can claim up to $1,000 over 2 consecutive calendar years.
The 2 year period starts from the calendar year when your child gets their first eligible dental service. If you don’t use the $1,000 in the first year, you can use it in the second year. But only if your child remains eligible.
At the end of the 2 years, you won't be able to use any more of the benefits. This applies even if you haven’t used the full $1,000.
You can start a new 2 calendar year period if you remain eligible. This means you’ll get another $1,000 in benefits to claim over the next 2 years.
Mary and Tim have a daughter named Rachel. Rachel became eligible for CDBS in 2016 and continued to be eligible in 2017. Rachel received dental services in both calendar years and had a remaining balance of $160 at 31 December 2017. She won’t be able to access this balance in 2018 because the 2 year period is over.
In January 2018 Rachel met the eligibility criteria for CDBS again. This means she starts a new 2 year period. Her available balance is now $1,000 for the 2018 and 2019 calendar years. Rachel will need to meet the eligibility criteria in 2019 to continue to using services under CDBS.
NO GAPS Check ups, Scale and Cleans, Fluoride Treatment, X-rays, Fissure Seals
For all our patients with private health insurance, we also provide NO GAP payments for Check ups, Scale and Cleans, Fluoride Treatment, X-rays, Fissure Seals
Are you looking for modern and gentle dentist who will look after you and your family? Then welcome to Capstone Dental - we are within minutes from Toongabbie, Prospect, Blacktown, Lalor Park, Baulkham Hills, Girraween, Kings Langley, Bella Vista