At Wyndham Smile Care, we know the importance of getting your children to the hoppers crossing dentist early. That’s why we’re proud to provide services under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule, or CDBS. The CDBS is a scheme provided by Medicare to help certain families get dental care for their children.
So what does the CDBS include, exactly? Who is eligible? And what can you do with it? Let’s find out.
What Is The CDBS
The CBDS is a scheme provided by Medicare aimed at families who are already receiving other benefits, such as Family Tax Benefit A payments. It provides up to $1000 per eligible child, which can be spent over 2 calendar years.
The money can be spent for all or part of a service, and does not need to be spent at once. However, after the 2 year period any money not spent will no longer be available.
Who Is Eligible For The CDBS?
Unfortunately, not everyone is eligible for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule.
“Children” under the scheme are those aged between 2 and 17 years old. They or their parents/guardians/approved care organisation must be receiving one of the following benefits:
- Family Tax Benefit Part A
- Carer Payment
- Disability Support Pension
- Parenting Payment
- Special Benefit
- Youth Allowance
- Support under the Veterans’ Children Education Scheme (VCES) if the child is 16 years or older
- Support under the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act Education and Training Scheme if the child is 16 or older
What Does The CDBS Cover?
Wyndham Smile Care provides the following services under the CDBS:
- routine cleaning
- repairing cracked teeth, fillings and root canals.
The CDBS does not cover orthodontic treatment, dental work that needs to be done in hospital, or cosmetic dental procedures.