CHILD DENTAL BENEFIT SCHEME
Medicare is now funding Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS), aimed to assist with the treatment of our littlest patients.
The CDBS, which commenced in January 2014, provides access to capped benefits of $1000 over 2 years for eligible children aged 2-17 years to receive basic dental services which include examinations, x-rays, scale and clean, fissure seals, fillings and extractions. Unfortunately, there is no benefit payable for orthodontic, root canals or cosmetic treatment. We bulk bill all eligible treatment up to the capped amount.
Present your Medicare card to our Front Office team and we will process the payment at the time of your visit and save you a trip to Medicare!
To check your little ones eligibility head here.
GENERAL AND EMERGENCY CARE VOUCHERS
If you are on the waiting list for dental treatment through the public system, you may be offered one of 2 care vouchers that can be used at TDP.
Emergency Care Vouchers are to the value of $260 and are most often issued to solve a toothache or broken tooth.
General Care Vouchers are to the value of $750. These vouchers are used for examinations, scale and polish, as well as fillings and extractions.
All vouchers have expiry dates that must be met, and you must also show photo ID and your concession card at your first visit.