Child Dental Benefit Scheme in Annandale
Help your children keep their smile for a lifetime. Now you can secure the very best in dental and oral healthcare with Child Dental Benefit Scheme (CBDS).
In January of 2014, Medical Teen Dental plan was formally replaced by Child Dental Benefits Schedule, a new dental and oral health scheme that provides children who are coming from eligible families with financial support for basic dental care.
As the numbers have it, Child Dental Benefit Scheme makes professional oral healthcare readily accessible to approximately 3.4 million children who are between the ages of 2 to 17 years. This new dental scheme basically allows for a total benefit entitlement cap of $1000 per child. Simply put, CDBS dramatically improves your children’s chances of preserving their healthy and youthful smiles.
It is the Department of Human Services that evaluates the eligibility of the child at the start of every calendar year. After the process of evaluation, it is also the Department of Human Services that notifies the families of eligible children. Basically, children between the ages of 2 to 17 years who belong to families that receive Family Tax Benefits are considered eligible. Note that eligible children stay eligible during the entire calendar year, even if they are just 2 or are already turning 18 within the period of eligibility.
Part A or any of the following:
- Youth Allowance
- Disability Support Pension
- Parenting Payment
- Special Benefit
- Carer Payment
- Double Orphan Pension
- Veteran’s Children Education Scheme, if the child is 16 or over
- Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act Education and Training Scheme, if the child is 16 or over
More Info About The $1000 Benefits Cap
The Child Benefits Dental Schedule covers a comprehensive range of professional dental procedures. These include:
- regular dental checkups,
- dental x-rays
- professional dental cleaning,
- fissure sealants
- tooth filling
- root canal therapy
- partial dentures
Note that even dental treatments covered by CBDS have their own claiming restrictions. Also note that CBDS does not cover orthodontic and cosmetic dental procedures.
Any remaining balance within the two-year calendar period cannot be used past the indicated period at hand. The CBDS cap can only be used by the eligible patient, and therefore rendered technically useless to family members.
Dentist In Annandale
There is no such thing as too young or too early when it comes to caring for your child’s dental health. It is important to understand that a healthy set of pearly whites is essential to your child’s overall health and general well-being, right now and in the future.
Providing the very best of modern dentistry to the local Annandale Community and its surrounding regions, Teeth Plus Clinic takes genuine pleasure in safeguarding the health and youthfulness of a smile, no matter the age.
For health fund members, we charge NO GAP for check up, cleaning, x-rays and mouth guards.
If you’re not with a Private Health Fund, we offer you a FREE dental consultation!
Call us today at (02) 9519 4226 or book your appointment online to experience top-notch dentistry that cares for your entire family.
(We are located on Nelson Street, in the heart of Annandale and is open to all patients from Annandale, Camperdown, Glebe, Forestlodge, Leicchardt, Rozelle, Lilyfield, Enmore, Haberfield, Erskineville, Stanmore, Petersham and Marrickville)