Ashmore Smiles

Ashmore City Dental is now under new management and has rebranded as Ashmore Smiles.

Medicare Bulk Billing Dentist for Kids

Medicare Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS)

The Medicare Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) is a program in Australia that provides financial assistance for basic dental services for eligible children aged 2 to 17 years. Under this scheme, eligible children can receive up to $1,000 in benefits over a two-calendar-year period for services such as examinations, X-rays, cleaning, fissure sealing, fillings, root canals, and extractions.

Bulk billing is a payment option available for some medical services under Medicare in Australia. When a service is bulk billed, the healthcare provider accepts the Medicare benefit as full payment for the service, meaning the patient does not have to pay any out-of-pocket costs.

Navigating Dental Costs: Medicare CDBS and Bulk Billing

However, it’s important to note that not all dental services under the CDBS are bulk billed. While some dental practitioners may bulk bill for certain services covered under the CDBS, others may charge a fee that exceeds the Medicare benefit, requiring the patient to pay the difference.

Patients should inquire with their dental provider whether they offer bulk billing for services covered under the CDBS. Additionally, they should confirm what services will be covered under the scheme and whether there will be any out-of-pocket expenses.

It’s also worth noting that the availability of bulk billing for dental services can vary depending on the location and the individual dental practice. Patients are encouraged to discuss billing arrangements with their chosen dental provider before receiving treatment to ensure they understand the costs involved.

Katrina Carey
Katrina Carey
3 May 2024
I am so thankful for this team! They made me comfortable, they were quick and it was relatively painless (a lot less than I as anticipating). Congratulations on getting it right!!! See you in 6 months…
madisonwest
madisonwest
25 April 2024
Incredible difference from my last dentist! Dr Sharma was instantly aware of my teeth , concerns and created a solid and appropriate plan moving forward which was explained in real and practical terms I felt totally comfortable and cared for. Thank you Kelly Christie and Dr Sharma.
Greg Kay
Greg Kay
23 April 2024
Very friendly and helpful would highly recommend
Bianca Holloway
Bianca Holloway
11 April 2024
I felt they really cared about me as a customer, they took great care and were very gentle.
gemma holmes
gemma holmes
10 April 2024
These ladies are so sweet and made me feel so so comfortable, they’ve helped me so much already and are definitely going to be the only dentist i go to. I’m thankful i discovered them and would recommend them to anybody!💖
Richie Edmonds
Richie Edmonds
1 April 2024
I just wanted to say kelly the receptionist and dr neetu. Does an amazing job there it will be my 4th visit There and I know I will be in good hands. Hands down I recommend Ashmore smile's this will be my new dinstst Ashmore smile's.
Nick Barson
Nick Barson
28 March 2024
Hate the dentist! Until I came to this joint :) They are great staff and the process was the least painful I’ve had so far. This is the new local ! And not for stubbies :)
Beverley Taggart
Beverley Taggart
21 March 2024
So good to find a dentist that is very experienced and is very informative about treatment needed etc .All the staff are friendly & welcoming highly recommended.
L M Richardson
L M Richardson
15 March 2024
What a wonderful experience, from the moment I called and spoke to the Lovely receptionist Kelly, through to the kind, caring and gentle hand of Dr Neetu. I 100% recommend Ashmore Smiles. This will definitely be our new family Dentist. Thanks again.