Bulk Billing Dental

What is Bulk Billing Dental?

Bulk billing dental is when your dentist bills Medicare directly and accepts your Medicare benefit as full payment for any service that will be provided for you. This means you do not have to pay for any out-of-pocket expenses. It is called bulk billing because our dental practice will bill Medicare in ‘bulk’ which is an accumulation of consultation services that are billed to Medicare at the same time.

What is the Child Dental Benefits Scheme (CDBS)?

CDBS covers part or the full cost of some dental services for children if you get certain payments from the Australian government.

Who Can Get CDBS?

Any child can get CDBS when –

  • They are eligible for Medicare.
  • They are between 2 and 17 years old for at least 1 day that year.
  • You or they get an eligible payment at least once that year.

You can be either the child’s –

  • Parent or guardian
  • Approved care organisation

What is Covered by CDBS?

CDBS covers up to $1,013 over 2 calendar years for basic dental services. The services we will cover include –

  • Check-ups
  • X-rays
  • Cleaning
  • Fissure sealing
  • Fillings
  • Root canals
  • Extractions

There are some restrictions for basic dental services. You can verify with us if there are any item or time restrictions before starting your service.

The services we won’t cover are all of the following –

  • Orthodontic dental work
  • Cosmetic dental work
  • Any dental services in a hospital

For more information about our bulk billing dental services and CDBS, call 03 9870 6312 today.