“Keep your child’s smile bright.”
Government – Child Dental Benefits Schedule (“Keep your Childs Smile Bright”)
Since January 2014, the above scheme commenced for families receiving the Family Tax Benefit . Children from 2 – 17 years of age are eligible for a voucher (a two year coverage) which enables them to have free dentistry to the value of the $1,000.00!
It was wonderful to see so many children having an exam and treatment that was required, but as this is the second year of the eligibility of the voucher we would ask all parents to read the important following advice.
IMPORTANT ADVICE TO ALL PARENTS !!!!!!!!!
PLEASE CONTACT MEDICARE (phone no. 132150 – option 5) TO ENSURE ELIGIBILITY FOR CHILD DENTAL BENEFIT SCHEME. THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAVE MADE CHANGES TO THE FAMILY TAX BENEFIT THRESHOLD.
ANY PARENT/GUARDIAN IS RESPONSIBLE TO PAY ANY COSTS OF DENTISTRY PERFORMED IF THE PATIENT IS NOT ELIGIBLE. TO AVOID THIS FROM OCCURING IT IS IN YOUR BEST INTEREST TO CONTACT MEDICARE PRIOR TO AN APPOINTMENT.