Although Medicare does not cover dental treatment for the majority of patients, there is a current scheme available to eligible patients to receive financial support for basic dental services for children aged 2 - 17
The Child Dental Benefits Schedule is a government program that provides financial assistance to low income families for their children's dental care. The program can provide up to $1,000 per eligible child towards basic dental services such as
Eligibility is assessed by the Department of Human Services each calendar year and vouchers are sent to eligible families. You can confirm your child's eligibility and balance amount by accessing your Medicare online account at my.gov.au or by calling the Medicare general enquiry line on 132 011.
Opulent Dental enthusiastically supports this program and encourages parents to make full use of it as good dental care habits are formed during childhood are likely to benefit your child for life.
If your child is eligible for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule please book an appointment by phone on 9534 3159. Please let us know you are eligible for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule when making your appointment and remember to bring your Medicare card with you.
Our practice participates in The Country Patients Subsidy Scheme. Patients who currently hold a Pension Concession Card or Health Care Card may be eligible to be financially assisted by the Dental Health Services. Please bring your pension card with you to your appointments so we may apply for you for this scheme.