Transcendental Chatswood is pleased to offer the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) as a payment option for your kid’s dental care. The CDBS is a government-funded program that provides eligible children with up to $1,052 (cap amount as of 1 January 2023) worth of dental services over a two-calendar-year period. These include general dental services such as check-ups, fillings, x-rays, and extractions.
Don’t let the cost of dental care stand in the way of your child’s healthy smile. Our team will be happy to help you navigate the process and schedule your child’s appointment.
To utilise CDBS at our clinic, provide us with your child’s Medicare number, and we will help determine if your child is eligible for the program. If your child is eligible, we will work with you to create a customised treatment plan while taking advantage of the CDBS benefits.
With TranscenDental Chatswood, you can be confident that your child can receive the dental services they need without putting an undue financial burden on your family.
Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS).
If you exceed the $1,052 limit under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS), you will be responsible for paying any additional costs associated with the dental treatment.
It is important to note that the limit applies to eligible services received over a two-year period. Once this limit has been reached, you must wait until the next two-year period to access additional benefits under the CDBS.
If you require dental treatment that exceeds the $1,052 limit, your dentist will provide you with a treatment plan that outlines the costs associated with the treatment. You can then decide whether to proceed with the treatment and pay the additional costs out of pocket or delay the treatment until the next two-year period when you will have access to additional CDBS benefits.
At Transcendental Chatswood, our team is committed to providing transparent and affordable dental care for all our patients. If you have any questions about the costs associated with CDBS or your child’s eligibility for the program, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
The CDBS (Child Dental Benefits Schedule) is a great resource for families with children between 0 and 17 years old, providing eligible families with up to $1,052 worth of dental services over two consecutive calendar years. Unfortunately, adults are not eligible for the CDBS, so people over 18 must seek alternative sources when looking at their dental treatments.
However, that doesn’t mean there isn’t a range of available options. Speak to your dentist about your budget and work out a payment plan to get the treatment you need. Don’t forget to use your private health fund, too. Many policies have generous benefits for dental services, which can help cover at least part of the cost. So don’t worry if you’re not eligible for CDBS—there are still plenty of ways to get quality dental care!
You must make an appointment to use the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) at Transcendental Chatswood or any dental clinic.
Contact our clinic and provide your child’s Medicare number to make an appointment. Our team will work with you to schedule a convenient time for your child’s dental appointment and determine which services will be covered by CDBS.
It is important to note that the CDBS benefits are only available for two calendar years. If you don’t use the full benefit amount within the two calendar years, you will not be able to use the remaining funds anymore. You will have to wait for the new 2-year period to start. We encourage you to schedule your child’s dental appointment as soon as possible so that they can take advantage of the program’s benefits before expiration.
If you have any questions about scheduling an appointment or your child’s eligibility for CDBS, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Claiming benefits under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) is simple and straightforward. Here are the steps you need to follow to claim benefits: