Following several months of uncertainty regarding the future of the Medicare Child Dental Benefit Schedule (CDBS), the Federal Government announced in late December 2016 that the scheme will be continuing into 2017 in a somewhat different form.
The maximum benefit to each eligible child will be reduced from $1000 to $700 over a two year period.
Any child who commenced treatment in 2016 will still have access to the original cap of $1000 until the end of 2017.
This means children can continue to access quality dental treatment close to home and by their regular dentist.
Dr Mark is pleased to be offering Bulk Billing for patients under Medicare CDBS. Please call 9700 6088 for an appointment and mention Medicare Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS).
***Update*** As of 8 February 2017 the Federal Government has announced that the they have decided to restore the cap for the Medicare CDBS back to $1000 over two years.