In my previous post, it was announced that the government had planned to close the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) on 30, June 2016. To the dental industry’s surprise, this did not happen. The government has now announced that the program will close on 30, December 2016.
This potentially gives parents 3 months to get their kids in for their dental examinations and subsequent treatment, to take advantage of the $1000 allocated per eligible child. But why should this service close? Why should the government axe this great service offering kids dental treatment that would otherwise be out of financial reach for some families?