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Healthy Smiles for Happy Kids: The CDBS Explained
The Child Dental Benefits Schedule provides financial support for basic dental services for eligible children aged 0-17 years old.
The program covers services such as check-ups, x-rays, cleaning, fillings, and extractions up to a maximum of $1,052 (cap amount as of 1 January 2023) over a two-year period. These services are excluded from the Medicare Safety Net and Extended Medicare Safety Net, providing relief to families struggling with dental care costs. However, orthodontic or cosmetic dental work and hospital services are not covered.
Secure Your Child's Dental Health With the Child Dental Benefits Schedule
The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) provides eligible children with financial support for basic dental services. At Harrisdale Dental Centre, we offer comprehensive dental care services covered by CDBS. No application or registration is required for CDBS. If your child is eligible, Services Australia will send you a letter.
To utilise the CDBS at our clinic, book an appointment and inform our staff of your intention to use the program. Please bring your Medicare card for verification of eligibility and the available benefit amount. During the appointment, we’ll discuss service costs, CDBS cover, and have you sign a consent form. After receiving the services, we can process your claim for your child’s CDBS benefit on the same day to avoid or reduce out-of-pocket expenses. Protect your child’s dental health today using the Child Dental Benefits Schedule at Harrisdale Dental Centre.
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Get the Answer You Need: Child Dental Benefits Schedule FAQs
At Harrisdale Dental Centre, we are pleased to offer services covered under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) for eligible children and teenagers. The CDBS provides financial support for a range of basic dental services, including:
- Fissure sealing
- Root canals
Please be aware that certain restrictions may apply to these basic dental services. Before commencing treatment, we encourage you to discuss any items or time restrictions with our friendly dental team.
The CDBS offers a benefit cap of $1,052 over two consecutive calendar years, with the cap amount being indexed yearly on January 1st.
If your child is eligible for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS), you will receive a letter informing you of their eligibility. To check your child’s eligibility and the available benefit amount at Harrisdale Dental Centre, follow these steps:
- Log in to your Medicare online account:
Access your Medicare account to view your child’s eligibility status for CDBS and see the remaining balance of their benefit cap.
- Call the Medicare program:
If you prefer speaking with a representative, contact Medicare directly to inquire about your child’s eligibility and available benefit amount.
When booking an appointment with us, simply mention that you want to use the CDBS for your child’s dental treatment. Please bring your Medicare card so we can verify your child’s eligibility. Our team at Harrisdale Dental Centre will also verify your child’s available benefit amount during the appointment. By doing so, we aim to keep you well informed about the dental services covered under the CDBS and the associated costs before commencing any treatment.
If your child exceeds the $1,052 benefit limit under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) at Harrisdale Dental Centre, the following may occur:
- Additional costs:
Any dental services provided beyond the $1,052 cap will not be covered by the CDBS, and you will be responsible for covering the additional costs.
- Discussing options:
Our team at Harrisdale Dental Centre is committed to providing personalised care for your child. If your child’s dental needs exceed the CDBS limit, we will discuss alternative treatment options or payment plans so that your child receives appropriate dental care.
- Monitoring remaining balance:
It is essential to monitor your child’s remaining benefit balance throughout the two-year period. This can be done through your Medicare online account or by contacting Medicare directly. Our team will also help you keep track of the balance during appointments.
Under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) at Harrisdale Dental Centre, your child can claim dental benefits within the following time frame:
- Two-year period:
Your child can claim up to $1,052 for basic dental services over two consecutive calendar years.
- Starting the period:
The two-year period begins at the start of the calendar year when your child becomes eligible and receives their first dental service.
- Using the benefits:
If your child doesn’t use the full $1,052 in the first calendar year, they can access the remaining funds in the second year if they are still eligible.
It’s important to note that if your child doesn’t use the full amount within the two calendar years, the remaining funds cannot be used, and you’ll have to wait for a new two-year cover period to begin. Additionally, once your child is no longer eligible, any remaining funds cannot be accessed.
To confirm your child’s eligibility for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) at Harrisdale Dental Centre, please provide the following documents:
- Medicare card:
Bring your child’s Medicare card to the appointment. This card will help us verify their eligibility for the CDBS.
- Consent form:
At the appointment, you will receive a consent form that outlines the proposed dental services and their associated costs. Review and sign the form if you agree to the services and costs.
When you book an appointment at Harrisdale Dental Centre, please inform our staff that you intend to use the CDBS. Our team will verify your child’s eligibility and available benefit amount during the appointment.