Children’s Dental Benefits Scheme

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Ideally, you want to maintain your natural teeth for as long as practically possible. While it may not be necessary to extract teeth that look worse for wear, there are cosmetic options available to maintain that natural aesthetic despite the outward appearance of your teeth.

At Gisborne Dental Group, we can enhance your smile with porcelain veneers. This cosmetic treatment is quite versatile in its application and can be used to conceal discolouration, gaps, excessive wear, broken and crooked teeth. Consult with our cosmetic dentists to assess your eligibility for porcelain veneers.

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    Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS)

    The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) provides basic dental services to children aged between 2 and 17 years. Dental services are capped at $1000 over 2 consecutive calendar years. The 2 year cap period starts when a child or teenager first gets an eligible kids dental service.

    The scheme is administered through the Department of Human Services.

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    Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS)

    Services that receive a benefit under the program include examinations, x-rays, cleaning, fissure sealing, fillings, root canals and extractions. Benefits are not available for orthodontic, cosmetic dental work or service provided in hospital.

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    Are my children eligible for dental services under CBDS?

    A child’s eligibility for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule is assessed by the Department of Human Services. A child is eligible if they are aged between 2-17 years at any point in the calendar year and receive a relevant Australian government payment, such as Family Tax Benefit Part A. Most children will be informed of eligibility at the beginning of the year by letter or electronically.

    Who can my child see?

    Your child can see their favourite dentist or therapist.

    What happens when the benefit cap is reached?

    Once a patient reaches their benefit cap of $1,000 in benefits over the relevant two year period, no further benefits are payable in that benefit cap period. Any unused benefit cannot be passed on to another family member, nor can any unused portion be taken as cash.

    What will it cost?

    Many services such as children’s exams and cleaning are fully covered by the schedule. Where there is an out-of pocket cost you will be fully quoted prior to treatment.

    Can private health insurance be used for Child Dental Benefits Schedule services?

    Patients with private health insurance covering dental services cannot claim a benefit from both the private health insurer and the Child Dental Benefits Schedule. However, private health insurance can be used for any services not provided under the program.

    Please ring the practice for futher information. Or you can visit the Department of Human Services website or phone the provider helpline on 132 150.

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    2023-11-24
    I can't speak highly enough about the Gisborne Dental Group. The service and staff were amazing.
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    William Christian
    2023-11-07
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    Crystal Downs
    2023-10-25
    From the moment my nervous little self entered after many years of no dental work due to trauma. I felt calm and in control of this situation. Josh was nothing but understanding and caring of my needs and concerns. Once my comprehensive exam was complete i was then blessed with an amazing hygienist Trish who was also very caring and understanding of my anxiety and talked me through every step she took, the way they both interacted with myself was truly an amazing experience.
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    Livn Letlive
    2023-10-23
    I had the most wonderful experience at this dental clinic! Both the dentist and the dental nurse were friendly and professional. They were able to mend my broken veneers and put me at ease.. I am extremely happy with all aspects of the service. Thank you
    Kate Webber
    Kate Webber
    2023-10-18
    Jos is brilliant with my kids they like going to see him. He does a great job. Sharon followed up my visit with a phone call which was very kind as well.
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    dalia Al-Karawi
    2023-10-03
    Dr Joshua Wong was very professional and explained the management clearly.
    Renee Sultana
    Renee Sultana
    2023-09-28
    Reception were very friendly and made myself feel very welcome . Dentis and dental nurse we also very kind and warm. I liked how I was shown what we were looking at and give ln a few options to try.
    Troy Steckelbruck
    Troy Steckelbruck
    2023-09-15
    The whole team are professional and dedicated to ensure your dental health is excellent.