Now accepting Child Benefits Patients
Stellar Smiles is accepting new Child Benefits Schedule patients and existing eligible Stellar Smiles patients will be transferred to the new scheme.
The Child Dental Benefits Schedule
The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) is a new Government funded dental benefits program that commenced 1 January 2014, providing access to basic dental services for eligible children aged between 2-17 years. The total benefit entitlement is capped at $1000 per child over a two year calender period. The CDBS requires receipt of Family Tax Benefit A or a relevant Australian Government payment.
The CDBS provides individual benefits for a range of services including examinations, x-rays, cleaning, fissure seals, fillings, root canals, and extractions. Benefits are not available for orthodontic or cosmetic work and cannot be used for any services provided in a hospital.
From January 2014, eligible families for eligible teenagers and approved care organisations will receive a letter to confirm eligibility.