Dr. Peter Cameron

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Child Dental Benefits

How can we help you?

When it comes to the oral health of you and your family, you probably have many questions. We welcome them because we love providing guidance about good dental health.

There are some questions we here frequently, and we have included some of them here. But if you have a question that is not answered here, feel free to contact us. You can call our practice for an immediate answer.

Child Dental Benefits

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule allows up to $1000 in coverage for each child who is eligible during two consecutive years. Your child can use all of the coverage during the first year or roll part of it into the second—provided eligibility has not changed.

If your child or teen is eligible for this program, you will receive a letter with more details from the government. However, children aged 2 to 17 who can receive Medicare—and if the family gets the Family Tax Benefit Part A—should be candidates for this schedule.

What is Covered in the Child's Dental Benefits Programme?

The Child Dental Benefits Programme covers the following:

  • Dental exams
  • X-rays
  • Teeth cleanings
  • Fissure sealants
  • Dental fillings
  • Root canal treatments
  • Extractions

If your child is a candidate for this program, we encourage you to arrange an appointment. We recommend informing our office that you plan to utilize the Child Dental Benefits Schedule as well. A team member will provide further instructions and answer any questions that you might have.

Are You Ready to Arrange and Exam for Your Child with Your Charlestown Dentist?

We provide the services your child needs to help maintain their oral health. Reach out to a team member to get started or contact us if you have any questions.

Do you often wonder about dental insurance for yourself and your family? Deciphering what is covered and what isn’t on a policy can sometimes create confusion when visiting the dentist, and what about children? Fortunately, many children can receive dental care in Australia under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS).

What is the Child Benefits Dental Programme?

Like everyone, children need regular dental care and upkeep to safeguard their oral health. The CDBS is a government programme covering eligible children for up to $1000 over two consecutive years. The eligibility requirements are as follows:

  • The individual needs to be 17 years of age or younger
  • The individual’s family receives relevant Australian Government payments or Family Tax Benefit Part A

Dental Coverage for Children in Charlestown, NSW

At Charlestown Dental Care, we happily serve many patients and their individual dental needs, including children! We provide the same quality of care and support for each patient, including those covered by the CDBS. Some of the benefits we provide for children covered by the programme include:

  • dental exams
  • cleanings
  • x-rays
  • fissure sealings and fillings
  • root canals
  • tooth extractions

Visit Your Friendly Dentist in Charlestown, NSW

We welcome patients of all ages in need of quality, professional and considerate dental care to contact our practice and arrange an appointment for the betterment and longevity of their oral health!

Each child is different! We will determine the type of preventive care necessary for your child based on your child’s unique needs. If you have concerns about certain types of treatment, call our office; we will be happy to discuss those with you.

Children's Dentist in Charlestown

If you are looking for a gentle dentist to bring your child to, Charlestown Dental Care is a wonderful option. We will help your child achieve a healthy smile and help them learn habits that they can carry with them. Contact us for any further questions, or to book an appointment for your child. 

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