Child Dental Benefits Scheme (CDBS)

CDBS at Albany Place Dental Practice

Albany Place Dental Practice provides treatment under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule.

The CDBS is available to eligible children between the ages of 2-17 for basic dental services. Please note that this does not include cosmetic or orthodontic work.

Eligible families, teenagers and approved care organisations will receive a letter to confirm their eligibility. Please contact Medicare on 132 001 to check for you/your child’s eligibility under this scheme.

A $1000 benefits for basic dental services is provided under the schedule. The $1000 is capped over 2 consecutive calendar years and any balance will be carried over from the first year to the second year. However, no balance will be carried over at the end of the second year.

Use of CDBS at Albany Place Dental Practice

The process involved in using the Child Dental Benefits Schedule at our practice is as below:

  • After confirming your eligibility under the CDBS, please make an appointment with us for an initial examination. Do let our staff know that you are eligible for dental benefits under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule.
  • Please bring your Medicare card on the day of the appointment, as we will require your Medicare details in order to offer treatment under Medicare.
  • Prior to the start of the appointment, a consent form will need to be filled out and signed.
  • Initial examination, cleaning and x-rays for diagnostics and treatment planning will be carried out on the first appointment. This initial appointment will be bulk billed (no gap).
  • From the initial examination, a treatment plan will be proposed and discussed with you by one of our dentists. The associated fees will also be outlined. A consent form needs to be signed after this discussion.

If you would like further information regarding the use of CDBS at our Albany Creek dental practice, please contact us on (07) 3264 2650.
*Benefits claimed under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule is not claimable from private health insurers for the same dental service.

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