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The Child Dental Benefit Schedule

Dental hygienist demonstrating brushing technique to childGiving Your Children a Healthy Smile

At John Appleyard Dental, we love assisting our littlest patients to achieve and maintain optimal oral health for life.

We believe that prevention is always better than treatment, so place utmost care and importance on working with developing teeth and gums.

As a result, we’re proud to accept the Medicare Child Dental Benefits Scheme (CDBS), which makes dental treatment more accessible and affordable for millions of families in Australia.

Is Your Child Eligible for the CDBS?

If your child is aged between 2-17 years and your family receive Family Tax Benefit Part A or a relevant Australian Government payment, then he or she is eligible for the CDBS. Eligible children will have access to a benefit cap of $1,000 over a two calendar year period. We provide a range of services covered by this benefit cap, including:

  • Examinations
  • X-rays
  • Cleaning
  • Fissure sealing

Please note that services such as cosmetic or orthodontic dentistry, as well as those provided in hospital, are not covered by the CDBS. For additional information regarding eligibility, please call Medicare on 132 011.

Prevention and Protection for Developing Mouths

Mother and daughter brushing teeth togetherOne of the biggest aims of the CDBS is to encourage children to attend regular dental check-ups, helping them to maintain and improve their oral health and hygiene. At John Appleyard Dental, our team of friendly dentists are highly experienced in providing children’s dental services and offer two main phases in treatment: prevention and protection.

Phase one of a routine dental check-up for children involves an examination, where we assess the child’s complete oral health for any signs of concern. This is then followed by a thorough clean, as well as the application of fissure teeth sealants for additional protection. We may also request x-rays or intra and extra oral photographs, if necessary.

Phase two may be required if the child requires additional treatment after their routine check-up, for example, to treat tooth decay with a filling or perform an extraction.

Request an Appointment

To schedule a routine check-up for your child, please call 02 6023 2678 today! For children who aren’t eligible for the CDBS, we can still see them as private patients. Certain dental services may also be covered under your private health insurance.

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John Appleyard Dental | 02 6023 2678