The Australian Government is expected to assist around 3.4 million children improve their dental health via a new Government funded Child Dental Benefits Schedule.
The Child Dental Benefits Schedule commenced in January 2014 and continues in 2016. The scheme is designed to assist eligible children between the ages of 2 and 17 years of age.
Eligible children can access up to $1000 worth of dental treatment over a 2 year period.
Services covered by the Medicare Child Dental Benefits include:
- Dental check-ups
- Teeth cleaning & hygiene therapy
- Fillings & restorations
- Fissure seals or sealants
- Root canals