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
  • CDBS

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
  • ABSTUDY
  • Carer Payment
  • Disability Support Pension
  • Special Benefit
  • Youth Allowance

What dental services are covered by Medicare?

The following services can be bulk billed to Medicare:

 

What dental services are not covered by Medicare?

The following services are excluded from CDBS:

  1. Children's Orthodontics
  2. Orthodontics
  3. Cosmetic Dentistry
  4. Mouthguards

How to use CDBS

You can check your child's eligibility online or by calling Medicare. We are also more than happy to do this check for you!

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.

Do you need assistance?

If you need help finding out if your child is eligible for free dental, or if you want to make an appointment to use CDBS, get in touch with our friendly team by making a booking online or calling us on 03 9748 7271.

166 Derrimut Rd

Hoppers Crossing VIC 3029
03 9748 7271
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