Child Dental Benefits Schedule
Pro Dental SA accepts all patients under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule.
Who is eligible for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule?
Child Dental Benefits Schedule will be available to children between the ages of 2 and 17 years of age. They must be eligible for Medicare and the family must be in receipt of Tax Benefit Part A or receive one of the following Government payments
- Youth Allowance
- Disability Support Pension
- 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
- Special Benefit
How will I know if we’re eligible for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule?
Eligible families will receive written notification from the Australian Government from early 2014.
How long does eligibility last?
Patients will be eligible for the scheme throughout the entire calendar year.
What is covered by the Child Dental Benefits Schedule?
Dental services covered by the Child Dental Benefits Schedule include
- Dental check-ups
- Teeth cleaning
- Fissure seals
- Root canal treatment
- Partial dentures
Will my Dentist be able to check if my children are eligible and have benefits remaining?
Yes, Pro Dental SA will be able to check patient eligibility & remaining benefits by contacting Department of Human Services.
When does the 2 year period commence?
Patients have $1000 to use on dental treatment over a two year period. The 2 year period commences at the start of the calendar year, not from the first appointment date.
What happens if I don’t use the $1000 within two years?
If the full $1000 is not used within the two year period, remaining benefits cannot be used in the future.
What happens if I reach the $1000 benefit limit?
After a patient reaches their $1000 benefit limit, no further benefits will be available within the 2 year period of time.
Are there any limits to the number of treatments I can receive?
The Government has placed some limits on the number of dental services which can be provided to individual patients. Pro Dental SA will be able to advise you as to whether these limits will affect you.
Will Child Dental Benefits Schedule patients be bulk billed?
Pro Dental SA have elected to bulk bill eligible services under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule. For patients seeing our Dentists, they will not pay out of pocket costs for these services, subject to sufficient funds being available under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule benefit cap.
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