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Medicare Teen Dental Plan Closure

The Medicare Teen Dental Plan helps you with the cost of an annual preventative dental check. It is available for all teenagers who:

  • are aged between 12 to 17 years
  • receive (or their family/guardian/carer receives) certain government benefits, such as the Family Tax Benefit (Part A) for at least part of the calendar year
  • are eligible for Medicare

The Medicare Teen Dental Plan will be replaced by the Child Dental Benefits Schedule from 1 January 2014 which will offer a capped benefit entitlement for basic dental services for children aged 2-17 in families who meet a means test. The means test will be the same as the existing Medicare Teen Dental Plan, which requires receipt of Family Tax Benefit Part A or other certain government payments.

Services for basic essential dental treatment, such as check-ups, x-rays, fillings and extractions will be included under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule, and the total benefit entitlements will be capped at$1000 per child over a two year period.

Benefits will expire if you do not use your valid Medicare Teen Voucher by December 31, 2013. To make an appointment, we will be trading through the December/January period with closure only on the public holidays.