Childrens Dentist Newcastle
Child Dental Benefits Schedule
Helping your child receive the dental treatment they need to achieve a straight, healthy smile
Honeysuckle Dental on Honeysuckle Drive are proud providers of the Child Dental Benefits Schedule which offers financial support for basic dental care for eligible children between the ages of 2 to 17. Furthermore, we have no excess on eligible treatments, meaning that parents will have no out of pocket expenses for any treatments within their allocated funding.
The funding includes $1000 of basic dental care over two 2 years. This program is the Medicare Teen Dental Plan which provides funding assistance for teenagers receiving general dental care.
How will I know if my family is eligible to receive the benefit?
Most families would have been notified in January 2014 via a letter that would have confirmed their eligibility. This eligibility will be assessed each calendar year. To learn more about your eligibility please visit the Department of Human Services.
Checking the balance of your child’s benefit
Checking the balance of your child’s dental benefit is simple. Patients are able to enquire about the remaining sum of their child’s dental benefit during their child’s appointment at Honeysuckle Dental. Alternatively you can check the balance of the benefit by calling the Department of Human Services on 132 150.
What dental treatments are covered?
The benefit covers a wide range of dental treatments, including:
- Dental examinations
- Fissure sealants
- Root canal therapy
We can discuss with you the wide range of treatments available to your family during your appointment. The benefit also covers a variety of sedation options for nervous children or those who require more extensive treatment. During your appointment our dental professionals will take you through the various sedation options and discuss the benefit cover.
Will there be a gap payment required?
At Honeysuckle Dental there is no excess or gap on these treatments providing that they are covered by the benefit funding. If your child’s treatment exceeds the sum of their funding you will be required to pay the difference. Our team will work with you to ensure that you are fully informed about the cost and duration of your child’s proposed treatments.
Dental care for Children at Honeysuckle Dental
Here at our premier dental suite on Honeysuckle Drive our dental professionals are committed to providing compassionate care for the youngest patients here at our practice. Making children feel relaxed and at ease during their treatment is our priority.
During your child’s general appointment we can assess their dental health and discuss with you if any further treatment will be required, whilst also giving you all the information you need to make an informed decision for your family.