We are Proud to be a Bulk Billing Dentist in Brisbane with the Child Dental Benefit Scheme
In partnership with the Medicare CDBS, Lutwyche Dental offer bulk billing for eligible children aged 2-17.
It is extremely important to provide children with a good understanding about oral health from an early age. This means creating healthy maintenance routines and a good relationship with the dentist. As with most things, children learn their behavior toward the dentist from their parents. This means if you are nervous or reluctant to visit the dentist yourself, they will more than likely learn this behavior too. The CDBS is helping families to visit the dentist more often and receive the care they need – without the excess cost!
How much does the dentist cost?
At Lutwyche Dental we understand that the cost of the dentist is a common factor when deciding how often to visit. This is why we aim to be an affordable dentist throughout all our treatments and have decided to offer bulk billing for eligible children with CDBS.
Lutwyche Dental’s patients will, wherever possible, know up front how much their treatment will cost so there are no expensive surprises. We also commit to keeping our quotes valid for 3 months to ensure our patients have enough time to prepare financially. For more information on our quoting commitment, click here.
In keeping with our aim to be an affordable dentist, Lutwyche Dental offers a range of seasonal specials for our valued patients to ensure they have every opportunity to receive the care they desire. To view our current specials, click here.
The cost of dental treatment will always depend on the specific patient and what they individually need. If you would like a quote on your specific treatment, please call us today!
What is the CDBS?
The Child Dental Benefit Scheme is an initiative in conjunction with Medicare that provides basic dental cover to eligible children aged 2-17. Treatments are capped at $1000 over two years and can cover most basic procedures including:
- Basic check-ups
- Teeth cleaning
- Fissure sealing
- Root canals
- Partial dentures
Is my child eligible for bulk billing with CDBS?
For children to be eligible for the CDBS with Medicare they must:
- be aged 2 – 17 years for at least 1 day of the calendar year
- be eligible for Medicare
- receive, or be part of a family receiving, certain Australian Government payments
The eligibility is assessed each year by Medicare and therefore ends on December 31st each year we are able to check this data with them at the start of your appointment. If you are unsure whether your child would be eligible, please call us at Lutwyche Dental today.
Once your child has been deemed eligible you will simply need to fill out a small form before your child’s appointment and ensure you bring along your Medicare card.