The Child Dental Benefits Schedule commenced across Australia on the 1st January 2014 replaces the scrapped Medicare Teen Dental Plan and assists eligible families with $1,000 worth of selected general dental treatment per child over a 2 calendar year period.
Bulk Billed dental services under this scheme include:
Benefits will not be available for orthodontic or cosmetic dental work and will not be paid for any services provided for admitted patients in a hospital.
The Child Dental Benefits Schedule has a means test, which requires receipt of Family Tax Benefit Part A (FTB-A) or a relevant Australian Government payment.
Eligible families are set to receive confirmation from the Australian Government in early 2014 as to their eligibility under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (which replaces the previous Medicare Teen Dental Plan).
For more information about the new Child Dental Benefits Schedule contact either of our dentist clinics in Burra or Peterborough on (08) 8651 3007
Information is also available at http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/childdental
P. (08) 8651 3007
Peterborough Dental Clinic
Peterborough Soldier's Memorial Hospital
23 Hurlstone Street, Peterborough
Burra Dental Clinic
46 Commercial Street, Burra