Although Medicare does not cover dental treatment for the majority of patients, there is a current scheme available to eligible patients to receive dental care.
Child Dental Benefits Schedule
Financial support for basic dental services for children aged 2 - 17
The Child Dental Benefits Schedule is a new government program that provides financial assistance to low income families for their children's dental care. The program can provide up to $1,000 per eligible child towards basic dental services such as examinations, x-rays, cleaning, fillings, extractions and root canals.
Eligibility is assessed by the Department of Human Services each calendar year and vouchers are sent to eligible families. You can confirm your child's eligibility and balance amount by accessing your Medicare online account at my.gov.au or by calling the Medicare general enquiries line on 132 011.
DB Dental enthusiastically supports this program and encourages parents to make full use of it because good dental care habits formed during childhood are likely to benefit your child for life.
If your child is eligible for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule please book an appointment by phone or complete the form below quoting your voucher number. Please let us know you are eligible for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule when making your appointment.