Medicare Dental Bulk Billing
We provide Medicare Dental services through the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS). We're a bulk billing Dentist for eligible children. Unfortunately CDBS is not available to adults.
What is CDBS?
The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) is a federal government initiative which provides basic dental to eligible children aged between 2 and 17 years. The government provides $1,013 over a 2 year period to each eligible child. The 2 year period commences when an eligible dental service is performed.
Patients often refer to CDBS as:
- Medicare Dental
- Bulk Billing Dental
- Free Children's Dental
Who is eligible for Medicare Dental Bulk Billing or CDBS
Your child is eligible for CDBS when:
- They are aged between 2 and 17 years
- They are eligible for Medicare
- You or your child is receiving an eligible payment at least once that year
Please visit the Department of Human Services website for more information on eligible payments.
What is an eligible payment?
Eligible payments include:
- Family Tax Benefit Part A
- Parenting Payment
- Double Orphan Pension
- Carer Payment
- Disability Support Pension
- Special Benefit
- Youth Allowance
What dental services are covered by Medicare?
How to use CDBS
During your visit with us we will need you to complete a consent form to enable us to Bulk Bill Medicare. Occasionally, we may request new consent forms from returning patients as they are only eligible for 1 calendar year.
How to claim Medicare Dental
As we are a Bulk Billing Dentist, we will do it all for you so that you do not need to pay us for services and claim back your payment from Medicare.
Once you have provided us with your consent and your child's Medicare card details, on the conclusion of the visit we will process the Bulk Billing claim directly with Medicare and issue you with an invoice so you can track your child's CDBS limit.