With the year almost over, the end of the 2017 Child Dental Benefits Schedule is in sight. Have you made the most of your children’s free dental allowance?
The end of the year is almost here, and the 2017 Child Dental Benefits Schedule or CDBS for 2017 is coming to an end. While 2018 isn’t expected to introduce any major changes, this year’s $1000 allowance is still available. If your family is eligible, your children can start the new year with strong, healthy teeth.
Who is eligible for the 2017 Child Dental Benefits Schedule?
To be eligible for the CDBS, a child must:
- be aged 2-17 years
- be eligible for Medicare
- receive (or be part of a family receiving) certain Australian Government payments
The CDBS provides the support that families and children need to build healthy teeth for life. Parents can spend the government’s allowance for the rest of the year and enjoy the 2017 Child Dental Benefits Schedule and its generous dental benefits for their children!
What does the Child Dental Benefits Schedule cover?
The CDBS provides individual benefits for a range of dental services including:
- teeth Cleaning
- fissure sealing
- root canals
However dental benefits are not available for orthodontic or cosmetic dental work, and services provided by a hospital cannot be covered by the 2017 Child Dental Benefits Schedule.
Have you made the most of your child’s free dental allowance?
If you’re interested in learning more about the program, contact your local National Dental Care practice to discuss how it can benefit your child and family, and make the most of the year’s allowance. Get in quick and ensure the 2017 Child Dental Benefits Schedule benefits your kids before the year’s end.