Nambucca Dental Surgery
The CDBS 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 hospital.
The Child Dental Benefits Schedule replaces the Medicare Teen Dental Plan from 1 January 2014.
The amount of dental benefits available to eligible patients is capped at $1,000 per eligible patient over two consecutive calendar years. This maximum amount of dental benefits is known as the benefit cap and the two consecutive calendar years is known as the relevant two year period.
The relevant two year period commences from the calendar year in which the patient first receives an eligible dental service. For example, if the patient’s first dental service is on 15 May 2014, the relevant two year period will be the entire 2014 calendar year and, if the patient is eligible the following year, the entire 2015 calendar year. If the patient is eligible in 2016 or a later year they will then have access to a new benefit cap.
WE BULK BILL THE CHILD BENEFITS SCHEDULE
(There is no gap payment)
Nambucca Dental Surgery has upgraded it facilities and now offer some of the lowest dose x-rays on the Mid-North Coast.
Dental heath week reported in 2012 that at the age of 6 half of all Australian children will have some form of tooth decay.
Quite simply there are two main factors behind this statistic:
• Children are consuming more sugary foods and drinks more often during the day
• Children (and adults) aren’t cleaning their teeth correctly
At Nambucca Dental Surgery our friendly team is committed to your family needs.
We believe in education, diagnosis and prevention.