Have you heard about the new Child
Dental Benefit Schedule?

The Child Dental Benefit Schedule (CDBS) is a Government
initiative that replaced the Medicare Teen Voucher Scheme on
1 January 2014.

Every 2 years, eligible patients between 2-17 years old will
receive up to $1,000 in benefits for basic dental services. This
will cover things like x-rays, fluoride, fillings, extractions and
more.

For more info on the CDBS, drop us an email at
info@peoplecareeyesandteeth.com.au or give us a buzz on
1300 574 778.

         

    


 

FAQs

What is CDBS?
CDBS is a new federal-funded dental scheme which commenced on 1 January 2014 replacing the Medicare Teen voucher scheme.


Will Peoplecare Eyes & Teeth be providing this service?
They sure will! Both our dentists, Dr Pavin & Dr Koudmani, are eligible providers.


Who is eligible for the CDBS?
A child’s eligibility is assessed by the Department of Human Services. A child is eligible if they are aged between 2-17 years at any point of the calendar year and receive a relevant Australian government payment at any point in the calendar year.


What is the benefit?
A benefit entitlement of up to $1000 will be available to eligible patients for a 2 year period commencing on the date that the first dental service is claimed and concluding on 31 December of the following calendar year.

Please note: the entire cap of $1000 can be used in the first year if necessary. If there is a balance remaining in the benefit cap in the second year, this can only be accessed if the patient is eligible in the second year.


Is the patient eligible?

To check patient eligibility, ring Medicare on 132150 or check online at www.medicareaustralia.gov.au/hpos

Please note: eligibility must be checked before treatment under the CDBS.


What method is the patient being billed?

Bulk billing


Bulk billing rules:
Bulk billing patients only need to complete a consent form at the first visit. The consent form will apply to all services provided under the treatment plan during the calendar year. A new consent form is required each calendar year if the patient remains eligible.


What dental services does the CDBS cover?

  • Diagnostic & preventative services (exam, x-rays, clean, fluoride, etc)
  • Restorative services (fillings)
  • Endodontics (pulp & root canal extractions)
  • Oral surgery (extractions, surgical extractions)