Peel Dental Studio
Bulk Bill Dentist
Bulk Bill Dentist in Mandurah
Dental treatments are normally only covered by Medicare if they are considered essential for the patient’s wellbeing. While some dental procedures are covered, most general dental examinations and treatments are not. This guide looks at who is eligible and explores potential solutions through private cover that may not cost as much as you think.
At Peel Dental Studio, we offer Bulk Billing Dentist treatment for patients eligible under the following schemes:
Child Dental Benefits Schedule
Covers part or the full cost of some dental services for children if you get certain payments from us.
To get this, your child must be:
- 2 to 17 years old for at least 1 day that year
- eligible for Medicare
- getting a payment from us at least once a year, or have a parent getting a payment from us at least once a year.
Medicare will cover up to $1,000 over 2 calendar years for basic dental services under CDBS. The services we will cover include:
- fissure sealing
- root canals
There are some restrictions for basic dental services. You should check with our local dentist in Mandurah if there are any item or time restrictions before booking your appointment with us.
The services this benefit doesn’t cover are:
- orthodontic dental work
- cosmetic dental work
- any dental services in a hospital.
The 2 year period
You can claim up to $1,000 for each child over 2 consecutive calendar years.
The 2 year period starts at the beginning of the calendar year in which your child both:
- becomes eligible
- gets their first dental service.
You can use the full amount of $1,000 in the first year. This will leave no funds for the second year. If you don’t use the full $1,000 in the first year, you can use it in the second year. You can only use it in the second year if your child remains eligible.
If you don’t use the full amount within the 2 calendar years, you can’t use the remaining funds. You’ll have to wait for a new 2 year cover period to start.
You also won’t be able to use any remaining funds once your child is no longer eligible.
Public dental services
The states and territories provide public dental services both for children and adults. These may include emergency dental services or referrals to specialist services like orthodontics in hospital. Adults must generally have a Health Care Card or Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card to be eligible, although the rules vary depending on where you live.
To find out if you are eligible, please visit the Dental.wa.gov.au website.