Bulk Bill Dentistry for Eligible Children
In 2014, the Australian Government introduced a new dental scheme for children to replace the outgoing Medicare Teen Dental Plan. The new scheme is now called Medicare Child Dental Benefits Schedule. With this new scheme, eligible children aged between 2-17 will have available to them $1000 in benefits for basic dental services. This $1000 is available over a 2 calendar year period. Services that receive a benefit under the program include examinations, x-rays, cleaning, fissure sealing, fillings, root canals, extractions and partial dentures.
A child’s eligibility for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule is assessed by the Department of Human Services. A child is eligible if they are aged between 2 – 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.
At My Dentist at Cannon Hill we will bulk bill all eligible children under the new scheme. This means there will be no out of pocket expenses for basic dental services for your child.