Friday, May 06, 2016

Campaign continues to save child dental scheme

Following the release of the Federal Budget, the Australian Dental Association will continue to campaign for the retention of the Child Dental Benefit Schedule (CDBS).

ADA says this in a summary of what the Budget means to the oral health of Australians.

Budget papers show that funding for dental services have been decreased, resulting in the amount apportioned to dental services being reduced while the number of people who can access the services has gone up markedly, according to ADA.

Following the release of the Victorian Budget, ADAVB pointed out that the allocation for dental services was flat and public dental waiting lists grow because the Child and Adult Public Dental Scheme is to be delivered mainly via public dental services.

If legislation for the new scheme does not pass both Houses of Parliament, the CDBS is expected to continue.