Child Dental Benefits Schedule

The Dentists Hornsby welcomes the opportunity to provide dental care under the new Child Dental Benefits Schedule.

This allowance will go a long way to tackling high incidence of decay in our children.

You may be aware that:

  • Nearly 50% of 5 year old children have had dental decay in their milk teeth.
  • Nearly half of 12 year olds have had dental decay in their permanent adult teeth.

We take this opportunity seriously in order to educate and motivate our youngsters about oral health and prevention!

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule will provide children with $1,000 worth of preventative dental treatment over a two year period.

Dental treatment will include:

  • dental check-up
  • scale and clean
  • x-rays
  • fissure seals
  • fillings and extractions

High end services, like Orthodontics, will not form part of the Child Dental Benefits Schedule.

The benefit entitlement is for basic dental services for children aged 2-17 in families who meet a means test. The means test will be the same as for the existing Medicare Teen Dental Plan, which requires receipt of Family Tax Benefit Part A or certain other government payments.

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule from 1 January 2014 replaces The Medicare Teen Dental Plan, for which bulk billing is currently available at our practice: The Dentists Hornsby.

For further information please see: http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/childdental

Please call our practice on: 9476 6731 to check your entitlements and for further information.

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