Great news ….. the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) will continue in 2017! The CDBS was facing the axe as part of the federal government’s search for budget savings but in mid December its continuation was announced.
Even better news was received in February when the federal government announced that CDBS benefits would be $1000 over a two year period (up from the $700 announced in December).
This scheme offers a wonderful opportunity for many families to improve their kids’ oral health. Eligible children aged 2-17 years can access up to $1000 in benefits over a two year period for basic dental services.
Mount Barker Dental Centre’s policy is to accept the scheduled government fee as full payment.
For further information on eligibility and services covered please see our FAQ: How does the government scheme supporting dental care for kids work?