Information on the Child Dental Benefit Schedule

Patient Eligibilty

From January 2014 Medicare has implemented a new dental schedule to replace the old Teen Dental Vouchers. Eligible families, teenagers and approved care organisations will receive a letter to confirm eligibility for this scheme.

If a parent or carer is unsure whether their child is eligible please contact our dental practice on (07) 3278 6111 and we can make the appropriate enquiries for you. A child’s eligibility is assessed at the beginning of each year and lasts the whole calendar year.

A child is eligible if:

They are aged 2 – 17 years for at least one day of the calendar year

And they are entitled to Medicare

And the family receives Family Tax Benefit Part A or one of the below:

  • Youth Allowance
  • Disability Support
  • Parenting Payment
  • Special Benefit
  • Carer Payment
  • Double Orphan Pension
  • Veteran’s Children Education Scheme, if the child is 16 or over
  • Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act Education and Training Scheme, if the child is 16 or over
    What it includes

Services that receive benefits include:

  • Examinations
  • X-rays
  • Cleaning
  • Fluoride treatments
  • Fissure sealants
  • Fillings
  • Root canal treatments
  • Extractions
  • Partial dentures

Claiming restrictions apply. The benefit is $1000 per child and may be claimed within 2 years.

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