At Dental Excellence, we believe that good oral hygiene is vital when starting your family on the path to a healthy mouth for life. That’s why our dental professionals are particularly interested in children’s oral health.
Regular check-ups at Dental Excellence are a fun and exciting visit for children. We work together with the help of your child, parents/guardians to ensure we develop and establish a good preventive program that includes correct brushing, flossing and a balanced diet as some of the most important things to build good oral health habits and healthy teeth and gums for life.
At Dental Excellence we offer state of the art in chair entertainment to help your child/ren be distracted whilst our team check their teeth, gums and have treatment if necessary after consent from the parent/guardian.
Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS)
What is CDBS?
Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) is a service that provides basic dental treatment to children aged between 2 and 17 years old. This means that no-out-of-pocket costs are required.
This Medicare Benefit covers up to $1,000 worth of dental treatment over 2 consecutive calendar years. The cover period starts when a child or teenager receives their first eligible dental treatment.
Which treatments does CDBS cover?
The CDBS covers the following dental services:
- Examinations and X-rays
- Cleaning and Fissure Sealing
- Root Canal Treatment
- Extractions and Partial Dentures
The CDBS doesn’t cover orthodontic, cosmetic dental work, or dental services provided in hospital.
In order to be eligible for CDBS, out patients must:
- be aged between 2 to 17 years for at least 1 day of the calendar year
- be eligible for Medicare on the day of service
- get, or be part of a family getting, certain Australian Government payments