support childrens dental health with the child dental benefits schedule west ryde According to a recent study, the dental health of Australian children is at risk.

The study revealed that 25% of Australian children, ages ten and below, suffer from untreated tooth decay.

The survey from the University of Adelaide is the first of its kind in 25 years and surveyed 24,000 children from ages 5 to 14.

It discovered that more than 40 per cent of children aged 5 to 10 years had decay in their baby teeth.

25% of children in that age group had never received treatment for their tooth decay.

The news was almost as bad for children from 9-14; 33% suffered permanent teeth with decay, and nearly 15% of the children have never received treatment for decay in their permanent teeth.

Finally, despite the fact that Australia targets children with its National Oral Health Plan (which is intended to ensure that every Australian child sees a dentist), one in nine children have never seen a dentist at all.

At West Ryde Dental Clinic, we care about our children, particularly those in the West Ryde area.

This is why we are happy to share the news that the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) is here to help children receive the dental care they need and deserve.

Child Dental Benefits Schedule

The CDBS supports eligible children from 2–17 years of age. It provides benefits over two years to the child for basic dental services.

It covers more than 3 million children, making them eligible for dental care funded through Medicare.

What Services are Available?

The CDBS covers a range of essential services:

  • Examinations
  • Dental X-rays
  • Cleaning, scaling, and polishing
  • Tooth fissure sealing
  • Tooth fillings
  • Root canal procedures
  • Extractions

Benefits are not paid for orthodontic or cosmetic dental work and are also not paid for services in a hospital operating theatre or oral surgery.

Who is Eligible?

To be eligible, a child must be between two and seventeen years old and qualify for Medicare. They must also be in a family that receives an applicable government payment (listed below).

Eligibility is assessed at the beginning of each year and is valid for that year. If you become eligible in the middle of a year, you receive benefits from the date of eligibility.

Your children are eligible if the child’s parent, guardian, or carer receives:

  • Family Tax Benefit Part A
  • Parenting Payment
  • Double Orphan Pension
  • ABSTUDY

A child is eligible if they receive:

  • Family Tax Benefit Part A
  • Carer Payment
  • Disability Support Pension
  • Parenting Payment
  • Youth Allowance
  • Special Benefit
  • Financial assistance under the Veterans’ Children Education Scheme (VCES), with some restrictions applicable, or
  • Financial assistance under the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act Education and Training Scheme (MRCAETS) and can’t be included as a dependent child for the purposes of Family Tax Benefit due to being 16 years or above.

How West Ryde Dental Clinic can help children

At West Ryde Dental Clinic, we offer children’s dentistry services and a whole lot more! We have a complete array of dental services, all under one roof!

You can submit your claim directly after your child’s treatment.

You can also file a claim by calling Medicare; or downloading a Medicare claim form and posting it to the Department of Human Services, GPO Box 9822.

Finally, you can submit your claim personally at the local Medicare Service Centre.

Further information on the Child Dental Benefits Schedule is available on the Department of Health Website.

Please call us at West Ryde Dental Clinic on (02) 9809 7000 to make an appointment for your child and take advantage of your benefits under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule.

Your children’s health is of paramount importance to the staff at West Ryde Dental Clinic.

By beginning dental care early, we can help prevent problems from developing.

We can also make certain that your child picks up the best oral hygiene habits at a young age. This will help them achieve good oral health and dental aesthetics for the rest of their lives.

Good dental care should begin early in life.

Your child’s first appointment may be nothing more than playing in a dental chair and a mouth-exam by the dentist.

We just want your children to be comfortable! We make certain that your children look forward to their visits with us. Children should not be afraid of the dentist. We are your partners in health and wellness!

More about children’s dentistry in West Ryde Dental Clinic!

The West Ryde Dental Clinic Advantage

At West Ryde Dental Clinic, our treatments and service are completely personalised to you, your needs, and your desires.

Our dentists are highly motivated and accredited practitioners with graduate degrees from the University of Sydney.

Along with our dentists, our supporting staff are completely dedicated and experienced. This ensures that every visit with us is as pleasant and painless as possible.

Child Dental Benefits Schedule

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule will continue in 2019.
Up to $1000 worth of dental treatments over two years (Medicare)

Call us on (02) 9809 7000 or request your appointment online TODAY!

We are located at Shop 20 West Ryde Marketplace, 14 Anthony Road in West Ryde.