About Child Dental Benefits Schedule
Understanding the Child Dental Benefits Schedule: Your Key to Affordable Dental Care for Kids
The cost of dental care for children can be prohibitively high for many families, and finding low-cost treatment options can be a major challenge. From expensive treatments like orthodontics to regular dental check-ups and cleanings, parents may find themselves in a difficult situation as it seems impossible for them to secure the dental needs of their kids.
Hence, it’s no surprise that many parents are left with no option but to delay the necessary dental appointment for their kids. Unfortunately, doing so can pose a threat to a child’s oral health and increase their risks for cavities, gum disease, and poor oral hygiene.
The good news is that Karrinyup Dental Centre aims to promote better dental health for kids and families by providing dental services at reasonable costs. We also offer the Child Dental Benefits Schedule in Karrinyup, which provides eligible children aged 0 to 17 with a benefit worth $1,052 (cap amount as of 1 January 2023) every two calendar years. Parents can use this for various basic dental services at Karrinyup Dental Centre. Contact us today and take advantage of our children’s dental assistance program in Karrinyup
Claiming Your Child's Dental Benefits Made Easy with the Child Dental Benefits Schedule
With the Child Dental Benefits Schedule in Karrinyup, you can have peace of mind knowing your kid will receive dental care at a reduced cost!
Know Your Child's Rights: Who Qualifies for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule
Families with a Concession Card
Children who meet the means test
Children with specific dental needs
Why Choose Karrinyup Dental Centre?
Personalised Treatment Plans
We take into account our young patients’ unique dental needs and customise a personalised treatment plan. Our team aims to provide dental care that meets their individual needs.
Years of Knowledge, Skills, and Experience
We accept health funds and offer different payment plans that help spread out the dental treatment cost. You can now find an alternative way to provide the necessary oral care for your child that fits your budget.
Take the stress out of managing your dental care payments by speaking with us today about our multiple payment options at Karrinyup Dental Centre!
Frequently Asked Questions
About Child Dental Benefits Schedule
These frequently asked questions, which we gathered, offer important information and provide answers about this government program.
The dental benefits for children in Karrinyup cover basic dental services, including any of the following:
- Dental checkups
- Dental X-rays
- Teeth cleaning
- Fissure sealing
- Tooth fillings
- Root canal therapy
- Tooth extractions
It is important to keep in mind that there may be restrictions on some basic dental services, so before starting any of these dental treatments, we recommend consulting with your dentist.
Under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule, the cap amount for dental services is subsidised and set at $1,052 as of 1 January 2023. This upper limit amount is indexed annually and restarts every time a child or adolescent gets an eligible dental service.
Therefore, keeping track of each dental service is important, as it contributes to the cap covered by the benefits schedule plan.
Each child qualified in the Child Dental Benefits Schedule can receive the benefits over two consecutive years. This period begins at the start of the calendar year in which your child becomes eligible and gets their initial dental service.
During this period, you can use up the full amount of $1,052 in the first calendar year. However, this means no funds will be left for the second year.
The processing time for a claim under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) can vary depending on various factors, such as the completeness of the application, the accuracy of the information provided, and how you submitted the claim. However, most claims are processed within a few weeks, and your reimbursement will be transferred to your bank account.
At Karrinyup Dental Centre, you can simply bring your Medicare Card and sign a consent form agreeing to the services and costs. If your child is eligible for cover under the CDBS, we will handle the claim process, and there will be no upfront fee for covered services. However, it is important to note that there may be an out-of-pocket cost or gap fee for certain services not covered by the CDBS.