What is the Child Dental Benefits Schedule?

A section of the ADHV program operates through the Medicare Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS), which is a child dental grant that provides eligible children and teenagers aged between 2 and 17 up to $1000 for basic dental, capped over 2 consecutive calendar years.

The dental benefit amounts are payable to Dental Practitioners for services rendering and eligibility of the cover are set by the Department of Human Services and not by Australian Dental Health VIC. To be eligible for the CDBS children must:

Be aged between 2 and 17 years on any day of the calendar year Receive, or their family, parent or guardian must receive, certain government benefits (such as Family Tax Benefit Part A) for at least part of the calendar year to be eligible for Medicare. You can find more information about the Child Dental Benefits Schedule at www.humanservices.gov.au/childdental.

Australian Dental Health  VIC endeavors to ensure that information given to you is clear and concise this is stipulated in the ADHV Consent form.

My child’s not eligible – can we still be seen by the ADH VIC How much will it cost?

If your child is not eligible or has used their grant, Australian Dental Health VIC may have something in place for these circumstances in which then you will need to contact the ADH VIC Office at (03) 9323 9607 – providing your details.

What kind of dental treatment can my children receive?

Every child is different. Benefits will cover a range of extensive services such as examinations, cleaning, fissure sealing, fillings, x-ray and more. These services can only be given with your consent and are not provided without your consent.”

My child is not eligible but we have private health insurance – Can we proceed with this service?

Yes, dependent on your level of cover a vast majority of private health insurers, provide two free check-ups and cleans per family member within the year. For further clarification about your eligibility, please call your private health insurer or Australian Dental Health VIC at (03) 9323 9607.

My child may not be eligible for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule. Will they still be seen?

If you are unsure of your child is eligible, you can still fill in your consent form. Australian Dental Health NSW has a set procedure and will contact you if your child is not eligible for Medicare CDBS, however they will still be eligible for other entitlements.

What to do to sign my school up?

Australian Dental Health VIC requires all schools to apply at www.adhv.com.au/apply or call directly (03) 9323 9607.