Child Dental Benefits Schedule

At Boutique Dental Bondi, our dentists are providers of Medicare's Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) and offer a range of free dental services for eligible children aged 2-17 years old.

The CDBS covers basic dental care costs for eligible children. The voucher, issued by the Medicare/Department of Human Services, allows for each child, to claim up to $1,000 over 2 consecutive calendar years.

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WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE VOUCHER?

Children:

  • Aged 2-17 years

  • Eligible for Medicare

  • Whose family, carer or guardian received Family Tax Benefit Part A, or who receive the following government payments:

    • ABSTUDY, Carer Payment, Disability Support Pension, Parenting Payment, Special Benefit, Youth Allowance, Double Orphan Pension or

    • 16 years of age or older and receiving financial assistance under the Veterans’ Children Education Scheme or the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act Education and Training Scheme.

The voucher will be sent to the teenager, family, carer or guardian receiving the government payment.

 

WHAT DOES THE VOUCHER COVER?

Benefits for basic dental services are capped at $1,000 per child over 2 consecutive calendar years.

If you do not use all of your $1,000 benefit in the first year of eligibility, you can use it in the second year if you are still eligible. Any remaining balance will not be carried forward at the end of the second year.

Child Dental Benefits Schedule services will not count towards the Medicare Safety Net or the Extended Medicare Safety Net thresholds.

It covers a range of services including:

  • X-rays

  • Teeth Cleaning

  • Root canal therapy

  • Fillings

  • Extractions

  • Oral hygiene instruction

  • Dietary advice

  • Sealing of pits or cracks in a tooth (fissure sealing).


WHAT DOES THE VOUCHER Not COVER?

The voucher doesn't cover:

  • orthodontic dental work

  • cosmetic dental work

  • any dental services you have in a hospital


How to Claim? 

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  • Before scheduling your child's appointment we recommend checking your child's eligibility and remaining balance.

  • On the day of your child’s appointment, we require a signed consent form agreeing to the services and the cost. This will be given to you at your appointment with us, prior to any treatment.

  • After we have completed treatment, you must pay the bill and you will be given an invoice to claim your benefits from Medicare.

  • To submit a claim with Medicare, you can do it by:

  • Once Medicare has processed your claim, your benefits will be paid into your account.


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