Medicare Child Dental Benefit Scheme
Byford Dental participates in the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CBDS). The CDBS provides access to benefits for dental services to around 3 million children aged 2-17 years. The total benefit entitlement is capped at $1,000 per child over a two calendar year period. The CDBS has a means test, which requires a receipt of Family Tax Benefit Part A (FTB-A) or a relevant Australian Government payment.
The CDBS provides individual benefits for a range of services including dental examinations, x-rays, cleaning, fissure sealing, fillings, root canals and extractions. At Byford Dental, we offer happy gas sedation and this service is also eligible through the Child Dental Benefits Scheme. It is particularly beneficial for children who have a heightened fear of the dentist or circumstances they are not familiar with.
To check for eligibility, you can, call Medicare on 132 011, fill in our online form so we can check for you, or give us a call directly and we’ll be happy to check it for you.
Once you have confirmed your eligibility, give us a call or book an appointment online with us.