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The CDBS is a government-funded program-giving children qualifying for the scheme and who are aged between two and seventeen access to essential dental care. Children receive up to $1000 in dental services over two calendar years, and which can be spent on preventative and restorative dental treatments in your local dental practice. If your child qualifies, there is no need to register as the Department of Human Services should contact them, but you can always check to make sure using your online Medicare account.
Which Services are Covered by the CDBS?
The services covered include preventative dentistry like regular checkups and hygiene appointments, fluoride treatments, fissure sealants and dental x-rays. The scheme also covers other important services such as dental fillings and root canal therapy, and tooth extractions. It does not cover orthodontic care and cosmetic dentistry. Dental services provided in hospital are also excluded from the scheme.
How We Can Help
If your child qualifies, contact our dental practice so we can arrange for them to see our dentist. We will work out a suitable preventative treatment plan designed to make maximum use of their benefits, so they receive the care to which they are entitled. Your child will receive the same high standard of care given to all our patients.
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