The Commonwealth Child Dental Benefits Schedule was designed to provide assistance for the basic dental treatments required over a two-year period for eligible children aged between two and 17.
Children are eligible if they receive the Family Tax Benefit A or other relevant Australian Government payments. The scheme allows treatments to be bulk billed through Medicare, which means there are no out of pocket costs. There are also no waitlists, and you can book your appointment with your dentist as usual.
A variety of dental treatments are available:
- Dental checkups and teeth cleaning;
- Fissure sealants and fillings;
- Dental x-rays;
- Extractions; and
- Root canals.
We bulk bill a majority of our treatment; however, in the event that bulk billing does not cover the full cost for treatment or is not covered by Medicare, you will be informed of the fee and payment of the gap will be required.