The Child Dental Benefits Schedule started on the 1st January 2014 and allows about 3 million eligible children, aged 2 to 17, to access benefits for simple dental treatments. Families must receive Family Tax Benefit Part A or other relevant government payments to be eligible. Up to $1000 of benefit is available per child over a period of two years. At the end of the two-year cycle, the family can apply again for the same amount. If the cap for treatment is exceeded during this time, then standard dentist fees will apply.
To check eligibility, please contact the Department of Human Services on 132 011. More information can be found here:
All dental treatment under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule is bulk billed in our practice with no gap up to the $1000 threshold. You will be required to bring the government letter of acceptance into the scheme, a child’s Medicare card and the concession card that proves your are eligible, in order to receive treatment and for us to be able to make a claim. Benefits are not available for any orthodontic or cosmetic dental treatment, or any services provided in hospital.
The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) is a government initiative that provides benefits and services to veterans who served in the Australian Defence Force.
If you hold a Gold or White Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA)Card you are eligible for free dental treatment at certain registered dentists of which Dr Jamie is one. We simply bulk bill (i.e. no gap to you) through the Medicare Benefits Scheme the services you require. Routine dental treatments, such as check ups, cleans, dentures, extractions and fillings can be completed without prior approval. However, there are some limitations or restrictions on specific treatments. Dental implants and crown and bridgework for example, require prior consent from the government and have limits imposed on the amount of that can be completed each year.
If you have any further enquiries about the DVA dental care program, you can phone 1800 555 254 or email email@example.com
The NSW Oral Health Fee for Service Scheme OHFFSS helps improve access to dental care and to reduce waiting lists by issuing vouchers to eligible patients to receive treatment at specific private dentists like Dr Jamie – who have registered to help with the scheme. It is public dental treatment that is being carried out by private dentists!
These vouchers cover emergency treatment, general dental care and dentures. It does not cover cosmetic dental work, root canal treatment (except emergency pain management) or any crown and bridgework.
Before being issued, you will be seen by a public dental clinician who will determine what treatment is necessary and formulate a treatment plan which the private dentist will carry out. We must provide the exact service on the voucher to render it redeemable; any additional treatment you require or desire would be charged at our standard dental fees.
If you have been given a voucher, you need to:
Contact us within 10 days of the date on the Oral Health Treatment Voucher
Tell us you have been provided with a voucher and require treatment under the NSW Oral Health Fee for Service Scheme
Bring the voucher, proof of identity and eligibility to the appointment
Sign the voucher at the end of the appointment to say treatment has being completed.
For more information on the OHFFSS please see https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/oralhealth/Publications/ohffss-brochure.pdf