Around Geelong Dental Care provides Bulk billing dentist services for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) scheme for children dental services. We can process payments through the Medicare bulk-billing system at our dental clinic.
- Medicare benefit for children also states that the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) capped at $1,000 over two consecutive calendar years for eligible children’s essential dental services.
- A child is suitable for the CDBS if he or she is aged between 2–17 years for at least one day of the calendar year and
- Medicare also states that they should receive, or their family, partner, guardian or carer receives, certain government payments for at least one day of the calendar year, and
- Medicare also states that they should be eligible for Medicare payments.
Geelong dentists bulk bills, children dental services if covered by Medicare under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS). The CDBS Services include:
- Scale and Clean
- Dental fissure sealing
- Dental fillings
- Root Canal
- Extractions of teeth
- Partial Dentures
Many of the above bulk billing services also have some claiming restrictions under Medicare. Benefits are not available for any orthodontic work or cosmetic dental work through the bulk billing dentist service under Medicare.
For more information about the Medicare dental bulk billing services, go to the Medicare website at www.medicareaustralia.gov.au or the Department of Health and Ageing website at www.health.gov.au or call Medicare Australia.