1) Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS)-Bulk Billing
At Dr Basil’s we realise that it is important to begin preventative dental care at an early age, that’s why we have decided to bulk bill and accept the Medicare Child Dental Benefit Scheme, with no out-of-pocket expenses for eligible children aged 2 to 17 years. This funding from Medicare provides basic dental services to children including examinations, X-rays, cleaning, fissure Sealing and fillings. Dental services are capped at $1,000 over 2 consecutive calendar years. CDBS does not cover orthodontics and cosmetic dental services.
For more information on eligibility and the scheme, go to http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/medicare/child-dental-benefits-schedule, or call 132 011.
2) Veterans’ Affairs Patients
We welcome and accept both DVA Gold and White cards. In most cases, you will not have to pay for any dental services provided under DVA arrangements as Dr Basil will bill DVA directly. Dental services involve the prevention and treatment of oral disease and include general dental services, the filling and crowning of teeth and the construction of dentures. However, an Annual Monetary Limit (AML) applies to certain high cost items, including some bridges and crowns. This means DVA contributes a set amount per calendar year towards the cost of these items. Any out of pocket costs for this high-end treatment will be fully discussed with the veteran prior to commencement of treatment.
Call Dr Basil today 07 3391 4366 to discuss finance options.