Bulk billing dentist for children under the CDBS in Brisbane
Child Dental Benefits Schedule
Here at Lutwyche Dental in Brisbane, we are able to offer bulk billing for children between 2 and 17 years who are eligible under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule. The CDBS is run through Medicare and is aimed to offer patients with children stress-free family dental support.
Did you know that tooth decay is the most common chronic disease for children?
Give your child a chance to have beautiful teeth for a lifetime with consistent dental check-ups. Not only can this offer education for your young one but early intervention and care can help to prevent misalignment and severe oral health problems in their future.
According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare one in two 12 year olds have tooth decay in their permanent teeth. If left untreated this can cause serious harm and will also detriment their teeth as adults. It is important that these dental issues are tackled early so that they do not cause any further complications.
What does the benefit scheme include?
Usually the procedures covered by the benefit or CDBS include general dentistry treatments such as fillings, check-ups and cleans. It is important though that patients contact the team here at Lutwyche Dental to ensure they are eligible prior to commencing treatment.
The Benefit scheme includes a $1,000 benefit to be used over 2 years
Is my child eligible for CDBS?
The families who are entitled to be covered by the Child Dental Benefit Schedule should have been notified via mail confirming their eligibility. If you think you may be eligible but missed your letter, we would encourage that you contact the Department of Human Services through their website or in person.
Invest in your child’s future with regular dental care
By taking the time to visit the dentist early in life you are able to give your child the ability to avoid embarrassing oral health problems. Your child’s dental health can influence speech impediments, tooth or jaw alignment, eating complications and even sleep disorders.
Here at Lutwyche Dental we believe early dental visits are about more than just getting your child’s teeth checked by a dentist and filled when necessary. Regular check-ups are about complete oral health and hygiene.
We recommended you book your child in for appointments at Lutwyche Dental every 6 months to track the occurrences of dental caries (tooth decay) or periodontal disease (gum disease). This will not only give us the means to track your child’s tooth development but it also provides a healthy foundation for a dentist-patient relationship.
It is also important that children practice correct oral hygiene. Brushing and flossing every day, along with a diet with minimal sugar, are integral factors in maintaining good oral hygiene.
Bulk billing dentist in Brisbane for elegible children under CDBS
Fear of the dentist does not have to be a reality for your family. At Lutwyche Dental we believe that early intervention and prevention is the key to long time success.