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Making the Most of $1000 in Child Dental Care


Gippsland families have been reminded to make the most of the$1000 government dental grant for eligible children.

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS), delivered by Medicare, allows eligible children between the ages of 2 to 17 to receive up to $1000 worth of dental treatments over two years, with no out of pocket expenses for most families.

Rapid Response Dental practice director Dr Taehee Lee said that while the scheme had been popular since it first launched in 2014, many families failed to claim these important dental care opportunities.

“Based on our observations here at the clinic, I would estimate only about 25% of eligible families have taken advantage of this funding,” Dr Lee said.

Through the CDBS, every eligible child is entitled to $1000 worth of common check-ups and treatments, including examinations, cleaning, extractions, X-rays and fillings.

“The Child Dental Benefits Schedule gives parents a great opportunity to seek and obtain the dental treatments their children need with no out of pocket expenses for most families,” Dr Lee said.

“At Rapid Response Dental, we provide top quality, same day dental care. Families who are eligible for the scheme, can get exceptional, immediate dental care, often without any upfront costs. We are also authorised to check a patient’s CDBS balances and eligibility.

“Basically we strongly encourage people to ensure they make the most of the service and to keep their children's examinations regular. It’s a no brainer really.”

Rapid Response Dental is committed to providing the best same day, hassle-free oral care for Gippsland. The clinic is complete with the very latest dental technology and a highly qualified, caring team.

For more information about the CDBS, or to book an appointment, call Rapid Response Dental: (03) 5662 0940. Alternatively, you can speak with our friendly, professional staff at our clinic: 1st Floor, 3 Lyon Street, Leongatha. Or visit our website for more information: www.rapidresponsedental.com.au