Dental care is one of those things in life that can’t be avoided, no matter what our schedules or budgets are like. For many, this contributes to a long list of expenses that make us feel stressed out or disorganised.
And if we have children, the list only gets longer!
But there are certain things we simply can’t let slide when it comes to the wellbeing of our kids. Of course, oral hygiene is among these things. Because early development is one of the most crucial stages for establishing long-lasting dental health, not taking our kids to the dentist could result in some even more expensive problems later in life.
Thankfully, a growing number of clinics in Australia recognise that the dental health of children should not depend on their parents’ income. To this end, clinics like Road Dental in Greenslopes have proudly opted into the Child Dental Benefits Schedule.
What is the Child Dental Benefits Schedule?
For eligible children, the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) can make all the difference.
It permits kids between 2 and 17 to receive free dental care for a period of 2 years, and can be claimed by eligible adults (typically a parent or approved care organisation). As long as the child is still below eighteen for at least part of the year in question, it is likely that they will fall under this scheme.
The CDBS covers most dental care up to $1,013 over this 2 year period. It allows for bulk billing of a range of treatments, including but not limited to: check-ups and cleaning, X-rays, fillings, root canals, extractions and fissure sealing.
How quickly you use these funds is up to you. However, if you use them up in the first year, you will have to wait until the next 2 year period to receive more funding. If your child is no longer eligible during this period, any remaining funds may be withdrawn, and there are also a few restrictions on orthodontic, cosmetic, or hospital based treatments.
Parents and guardians are notified if their children are eligible for the child dental benefit, so no application or registration is necessary. However, if you’re unsure about your kids’ eligibility or you still have questions, you’re more than welcome to phone Road Dental on (07) 3397 3999 to find out more.
Who are Road Dental?
Situated on Logan Rd in Greenslopes, Road Dental is a comfortable, modern clinic that offers a relaxing experience from the moment you walk in. With state-of-the-art equipment and friendly, professional staff, Road Dental aims to take the anxiety out of dental treatment for both children and adults alike.
After more than 10 years in the industry, the team at Road Dental are adept at creating a soothing atmosphere that puts their patients at ease. The main goal of founding dentists Robert and Adrian Budiyono is to make visits as painless as possible, while helping patients to regain a sense of control over their oral health.
So, no matter how much you or your children loathe the dentist, you can trust the experienced staff at Road Dental to help you relax. They will always talk you through any procedures, make sure you’re happy to proceed, and provide all the information you need to take care of your dental hygiene at home. Hopefully, this will mean less visits in the future!
Quality and affordable oral care
From the Gold Coast to Brisbane, if you need a clinic that provides high quality dental care at affordable prices, Road Dental is your number one solution. Their comprehensive range of services include general, preventative, restorative and cosmetic procedures.
Teeth whitening, occlusal splints, crowns and bridges, custom mouthguard fittings, root canals, dentures, tooth extraction, fillings, children’s dental services, and emergency treatments are all available at Road Dental, with flexible payment plans for all budgets.
Whether you have private health funds or wish to take advantage of the bulk billing benefits of the CDBS, all you need to do is call (07) 3397 3999. Road Dental’s understanding staff will happily organise the best payment plan for you, giving you one less expense to worry about!