Medicare Child Dental Benefits Schedule

Posted by | March 16, 2015 | Uncategorized | No Comments

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule is a Government scheme for eligible children aged 2-17 years to receive $1000 of dental benefits. Eligible families will have received a letter from Medicare or you may phone Medicare on 132 011 to confirm eligibility. This initiative has replaced the Medicare Teen Dental Vouchers that ceased in December 2013.

Benefits Available

Basic dental services are capped at $1,000 per child over two consecutive calendar years. The dental services provided for under this scheme will be bulk billed and you will have no additional out of pocket expense. If  there is remained of the $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.

What is Covered?

Benefits will cover a range of services including:

  • Examinations
  • X-rays
  • Teeth cleaning
  • Fissure sealing
  • Fillings
  • Root canal treatment
  • Extractions

What is not covered?

High end dental services such as Orthodontics or Cosmetic Dentistry are not included.

How to make an appointment with us?

Either phone us on 3349 2261 or visit the practice at the 1395 Logan Rd, Mt Gravatt.

When making an appointment, ensure you have received the eligibility letter or have phoned Medicare on 132 011. The team at Advanced Dental Care Mt Gravatt can phone on your behalf however, you will have to present at the practice.

Please ensure you bring your child’s Medicare card and the letter of eligibility. The parent or guardian to whom the letter is addressed to must accompany the patient to their first visit (under the Medicare policy).

We will provide you a  full detailed treatment plan for all treatment required so you will always be aware of what is being done.

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