Dental appointments for children are important, not only to evaluate tooth and gum health but also to educate the young patient in how to prevent dental problems and maintain a healthy smile throughout their life.
Medicare Bulk Bill
Ramsgate Dental Care provides bulk billing under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS).
Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS)
Introduced at the beginning of 2014, the Child Dental Benefit Scheme (CDBS) is a new dental initiative by the Australian Government of Health covering children aged between 2 and 17.
The scheme provides $1000.00 worth of basic dental treatments, including examinations, x-rays, cleaning, fissure sealants, fillings, root canal treatments and extractions. The benefit can be used over two consecutive calendar years, however eligibility must be obtained each year and the benefit cannot be transferred to other children or adults.
Eligibility is based on household income; children from families which receive Family Tax Benefit Part A or receive an Australian Government payment from the list available at www.humanservices.gov.au/childdental. Checking eligibility is easy. Simply contact Medicare on 132 011 or visit the website above.
If your child is eligible, take full advantage of the scheme by booking an appointment at Ramsgate Dental Care your family dentist in Beverley Park.