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Free Kids Dental Scheme

The free kids dental scheme provides access to basic dental services for all eligible young children. Introduced by the Federal Government in Australia, free kids dental is paid for by the Medicare system. Under the scheme, eligible children can take advantage of an entitlement up to $1,000 per child, which is spread over a 2 year period.

It’s important to note that the free kids dental scheme is means tested and requires the receipt of Family Tax Benefit Part A. It’s a smart idea to check with Medicare to determine if your child is eligible under this scheme. The free kids dental scheme provides a range of dental services, including examinations as well.

If your child is eligible under the scheme, you can take benefit of x-rays, teeth fillings, root canals, extractions, minor fillings, and general examinations. Please note that under the current scheme cosmetic or orthodontic dental work cannot be claimed as a benefit.

To be eligible under the scheme your child must be aged between 2 and 17. You must also be eligible under the Medicare system and receive a family government benefit such as the Family Tax Benefit Part A. To double check if your child is eligible you can call Medicare on 132011. Under the Children’s Dental Benefits Scheme your child can receive up to $1,000, which is broken down over two consecutive years. If the total amount is not used up in the first year, the remaining funds can be rolled over into your second year, so long as your child remains eligible. When you make your appointment with Gold Coast Smiles, we will discuss your child’s treatments and all associated costs before providing your family with any required dental services. At Gold Coast Smiles, we are committed to providing your family with the highest levels of professional dental services. Our knowledgeable and friendly team is here to support your family, and to provide both you with professional dental care. Contact us today and see how Gold Coast smiles can give you a happier and healthy smile.

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