Child Dental BenefitsBoctor Dental Smilecentre offers Medicare bulk-billing dentistry to patients eligible under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule at all of our locations: Ashmore City Dental, Smilecentre Bundall and Currumbin Fair Dental Surgery.

What is the Child Dental Benefits Schedule?

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule is a scheme introduced by the Government in 2014 that allows eligible children between the ages of 2 and 17 to have access to basic dental services to the value of $700, from a private Dentist. Treatments available under the Benefits include examinations, x-rays, cleaning, fissure sealing, fillings, root canals and extractions. Orthodontic and cosmetic treatments are excluded from the Benefits. The $700 limit is available for use over two consecutive calendar years of eligibility.

Is my child eligible for Child Dental Benefits?

To be eligible for the scheme, the child or the child’s parent must be receiving one of the specified Government payments – for example, Family Tax Benefit Part A, Parenting Payment, Youth Allowance, Carer Payment etc. A full list of the eligibility requirements is on the Department of Human Resources/Medicare website. Eligible families should receive a letter from Medicare confirming eligibility. Even if you have not received a letter, you can find out eligibility through your Medicare online account at myGov or by calling Medicare on 132 011.

How do I claim the Child Dental Benefits Schedule?

Call one of our Gold Coast dental practice locations to book in an initial visit with one of our Dentists. Make sure to inform the staff member upon booking that it is to be covered by the Child Dental Benefits Schedule. All our dental surgeries offer electronic claiming, so we bulk bill treatment directly to your Medicare card. If you’ve been wondering where to find a bulk-billing dentist on the Gold Coast, you’ve found us. To find out more about this Medicare child dental scheme, speak to one of our friendly staff today for further information or to book an appointment:

Ashmore (07) 5597 1973
Bundall (07) 5592 1999
Currumbin (07) 5598 5666

Or visit Medicare’s website for comprehensive scheme details:

www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/medicare/child-dental-benefits-schedule