Sydney, NSW -- (ReleaseWire) -- 05/23/2014 -- With the recent changes to the Child Dental Benefit Scheme, at least 3 million children will now be provided free dental care across Australia.
The Child Dental Benefit Scheme (CDBS) started early in 2014 and is now being accepted at the Sydney Dentist Clinic. The program provides bulk billing dentistry for children between the ages of 2 and 17 and parents can claim up to $1,000 each two years under sweeping reforms to the Australian Dental program.
The Sydney Dentist Clinic was one of the first dental practises in Sydney to provide the City Dental Benefit Scheme to Sydney. The Child Dental Benefit Scheme provides the following dental services:
- X-rays and diagnostic evaluations
- Routine dental check ups
- Fillings and cavity checks
- Dental emergencies, such as accidents or dental trauma
- Fissure seals and preventative dentistry
- Dental hygiene therapy and instruction
However, Dr Diana Bueno Toro has noticed confusion with parents either unaware of the program or confused with eligibility. For a family to be eligible to bulk billing dentist they must be aged between 2 and 17 and have a valid Medicare card and be receiving Family Tax Benefit A.
Dr Toro mentions that having your children visit the dentist from an early age as this build a healthy routine and ensure that the child never fears or becomes anxious visiting the dentists. Additionally, when a child regularly visits the dentists this reduces the chances of a severe and serious dental issue not being treated, which could cost more if left untreated.
About Sydney Dentist Clinic
The Sydney Dentist Clinic is a dental practice located in the heart of the Sydney CBD. Our goal is to provide a gentle approach that focuses on exceptional and affordable dental care. We provide a comprehensive range of dental services from General and Family dentistry along with Cosmetic dentistry such as Teeth Whitening, Crowns, Veneers, Dental Implants and Invisalign. Additionally, we attempt to provide same day Emergency Dental treatment for dental trauma or sudden and severe dental pain.
Dental pain is sometimes unavoidable, but it is always unnecessary to suffer for one second longer than you must. We specialise in emergency dental care, giving you as close to instant access as we possibly can. We set aside a number of hours each day specifically for dental emergencies.
Please call (02) 9007 5110 to immediately reserve a spot with our emergency Sydney dentists.
Sydney Dentist Clinic
Dentist Sydney - Caring & Affordable Sydney Dentists
601 / 185 Elizabeth Street
Sydney - NSW - 2000