Child Dental Benefits
Schedule (Aged 2-17)
Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) commenced on 1 January
2014 and provides access to benefits for basic dental
services to around 3 million children aged 2-17 years.
benefit entitlement is capped at $1,000 per child over a
two calendar year period. The CDBS has a means test,
which requires receipt of Family Tax Benefit Part A (FTB-A)
or a relevant Australian Government payment.
provides individual benefits for a range of services
including examinations, x-rays, cleaning, fissure
sealing, fillings, root canals and extractions. Benefits
are not available for orthodontic or cosmetic dental
work and cannot be paid for any services provided in a
Information for families
To see if
your child is eligible and for further information for
families on the CDBS is available from the
Department of Human Services website.
surgery, we Bulk Bill. So there is no gap for treatment
covered by the capped amount. If planned treatment
exceeds this limit, your dentist will inform you of any
additional costs beyond those covered under this scheme.
All you need
to do is ring iDental surgery Warrumbungles on (02)6842
3442 to reserve a time for your child’s dental check-up.
See you soon.
Oral Health Scheme
Dr. Vicky is
a registered practitioner for the Oral Health Fee for
Service Scheme (OHFFSS).
Read below or
click here to find out more from the NSW Health
NSW Health has introduced an alternative to deliver
priority dental treatment to eligible patients in NSW.
The OHFFSS engages private dental practitioners such as
Dr. Vicky to provide priority dental treatment to public
patients. The Scheme seeks to improve access to acute
dental care for concession card holders and their
offers an alternative way for those who are eligible for
public oral health care to receive dental treatment.
that can be issued under the Scheme cover emergency
care, general dental care and dentures. The type of
voucher issued is dependant on the dental needs of the
client as assessed by a public dental clinician. It is
the responsibility of the public dental clinician who is
providing the initial assessment to determine who will
be issued with a voucher as well as the type of voucher.
patients who receive a Voucher will receive the same
range of treatment services that are provided in a
public oral health clinic.
I take my OHFFSS voucher?
have issued with an OHFFSS voucher can use it at iDental
surgery. Dr. Vicky is a registered practitioner.
receiving a Voucher for treatment from a public oral
health clinic a Client should:
Contact iDental surgery to arrange an
appointment as soon as possible or within 10 days of
the date on the Oral Health Treatment Voucher;
the iDental surgery team that they have been
referred from a public dental clinic and require
treatment under the New South Wales Oral Health Fee
for Service Scheme;
proof of identity and eligibility;
iDental surgery the Oral Health Treatment Authority
receipt of the required oral health care certify
satisfactory completion of treatment on the Oral
Health Treatment Voucher.
note: Any additional treatment offered by the
private dentist outside that authorised on the Voucher
should be discussed and clearly understood as this may
incur fees payable by the Client.
Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA)
surgery accepts Australian Government Department of
Veterans’ Affairs cards for dental treatment.
Please let us
know if you have a DVA card.
receive dental services?
DVA will fund
all dental services, provided under DVA arrangements,
necessary to meet a clinical need for Gold Card holders.
For White Card holders, dental treatment can only be
provided in relation to your accepted disabilities.
unsure, providers can confirm treatment eligibility of a
White Card holder’s accepted condition(s), by calling
DVA – select Option 3, then Option 1.
provide dental services?
therapists, dental hygienists and oral health therapists
who are registered by the Department of Human Services (DHS)
to provide services through the Medicare Benefits
Scheme, are eligible to provide preventive dental
services to members of the Veteran community. Providers
of dental services must agree to accept DVA treatment
arrangements and fees and meet all of the following
registered with the Dental Board of Australia and
comply with approved scope of practice registration
covered by either their employer’s indemnity
insurance or maintain their own insurance as
mandated by the Dental Board of Australia;
qualified and competent to provide the service.
are registered by the Department of Human Services to
provide services through the Medicare Benefits Scheme
for DVA patients.
Click here to find out if you are eligible for this.