Children Medicare Dental Scheme

We are very pleased to announce that we will be BULK BILLING eligible children under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule. Yes that’s right, BULK BILLING!! Is your family eligible?

From January 2014, eligible families, teenagers and approved care organisations will receive a letter to confirm eligibility.
You can confirm your child’s eligibility and balance amount by accessing your Medicare online account at my.gov.au or calling the Medicare general enquiries line on 132 011.

A child’s eligibility is assessed at the beginning of each year and lasts the whole calendar year. A child is eligible if they are aged 2–17 years for at least 1 day of the calendar year, are eligible for Medicare and are either part of a family receiving Family Tax Benefit Part A or one of the following Australian Government payments:

  • Youth Allowance
  • ABSTUDY
  • Disability Support Pension
  • Parenting Payment
  • Special Benefit
  • Carer Payment
  • Double Orphan Pension
  • Veteran’s Children Education Scheme, if the child is 16 or over
  • Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act Education and Training Scheme, if the child is 16 or over

Eligibility is determined each calendar year.

In 2014, benefits for basic dental services are capped at $1,000 per child over 2 consecutive calendar years.
Benefits will cover a range of services including examinations, x-rays, cleaning, fissure sealing, fillings, sedation during treatment, emergency care and extractions.

Once you have received your letter, simply call us to book an appointment. Ph: 02 8065 3780

For more information, please visit the department of human services website