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  • Writer's pictureDr Changjie Guo

Australian Government confirms CDBS will be retained

Thanks to Australian Dental Association's (ADA) campaign to save CDBS, the Government announced today that the scheme would be retained, with modified funding arrangements in place from 1 January 2017.

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) provides eligible children with up to $1000 over a two calendar year period on a range of dental services including examinations, routine cleaning, fillings, and root canals. We bulk bill all these services. What the CDBS doesn’t cover, however, are orthodontic (the straightening of crooked teeth), cosmetic dental procedures (the restoration or replacement of damaged or missing teeth), or any work that might need to be done in a hospital. If you aren’t sure what’s covered, just ask our dentist.

To discover more about this beneficial program, and whether your child is eligible, call Medicare on 132 011 or visit the Department of Human Services website.


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