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Child Dental Benefit Schedule: What You Need To Know

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The Child Dental Benefits Schedule is a dental benefits program for eligible children aged 2-17 years that provides up to $1,000 in benefits to the child for basic dental services.

Services that receive a benefit under the program include examinations, x-rays, cleaning, fissure sealing, fillings, root canals, extractions and partial dentures. Many of these services have claiming restrictions. Services can be provided in a public or private setting. Benefits are not available for orthodontic or cosmetic dental work and cannot be paid for any services provided in a hospital.

The payment of benefits under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule is administered through the Department of Human Services.

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Child Dental Benefits Schedule Eligibility

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The Department of Human Services assesses a child’s eligibility from the start of each calendar year. A child is eligible if they are eligible for Medicare, aged 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.

A notification of eligibility will be sent to the child or the child’s parent/guardian either electronically, or by post. This letter may be presented by the patient to the practice at the time of their appointment.

Routine checks are performed throughout the year to determine newly eligible children. Most children will be notified of their eligibility at the beginning of the year.

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FAQ's About Child Dental Benefit Schedule

Once a child has been assessed as eligible, they are eligible for that entire calendar year – even if they turn 18, or stop receiving the relevant government payment. However they must be eligible for Medicare on the day the service is provided.

Once a patient reaches their benefit cap over the relevant two year period, no further benefits are payable in that benefit cap period.

This means that, where a patient is charged for a dental service that would take the patient over the benefit cap, only the amount of unused benefits will be paid for that service.

You can check a child’s eligibility by calling the Department of Human Services on 132 150 (call charges may apply).

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At Burwood Dental Care, we offer a broad range of dental services so that you can be confident that your entire family is receiving the best dental care for the best value. Our experienced and friendly Burwood Dentist is committed to providing you with the most thorough, yet affordable dental care possible. Our goal is to provide a positive dental experience for each of our patients.

We offer General Dentistry, Children Dentistry, Orthodontics, and Cosmetic Dentistry. Our Dental Practice is conveniently located near Woolworths Burwood.

 At Burwood Dental Care, our patients are our number one priority. That’s why we’ve put together a dedicated, caring team to offer you the highest standard of dental care. We want to take the time to get to know you, understand your dental needs and ensure that every visit to us is as comfortable as possible. We’re proud to call the vibrant, close-knit, family-friendly suburb of Burwood home.

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