Frequently asked Questions
Child Dental Benefits Schedule
Yes. Port Kennedy Dental Group has provided free dentistry to eligible children in the Port Kennedy and Warnbro Sound Region using this scheme since it began in 2014.
The schedule provides subsidised basic dentistry to eligible children aged 2-17 years. Their family must receive Family Tax Benefit Part A. The Australian Government sends a letter or email to eligible parents.
A restricted range of dentistry is available, covering most common needed dental treatments. No benefits are available for orthodontic, dentistry provided in hospital or mouth-guards.
Parents need to let the Port Kennedy Dental Group know that they wish to access this schedule at time of making dental appointment. The Australian Government requires “extra” paperwork and records. Parents need to produce the letter of eligibility at this visit.
The government requires:
- an examination to be completed,
- proposed treatment be discussed,
- parent complete consent forms at each appointment,
- costs and billing arrangements be discussed,
- then further treatment needed proceeds as a regular patient,
- and accounts/receipts must use special government item codes.
Fees are not bulk billed. At Port Kennedy Dental Group, we charge you the reduced schedule cost of the dental service. This can then be fully claimed back from the government. Visit a Service Centre or send the itemised account/receipt to the Department of Human Services to receive your refund.
Further details can be found on the Department of Human Services website.