Monday, May 09, 2016

Child Dental Benefit Schedule continues - for time being

The Child Dental Benefit Schedule will continue operating until there is a change in legislation.

A Senate Estimates' Community Affairs Committee hearing has confirmed that any legislation will have to be presented to the new Parliament following the 2 July election.

This means that dentists can continue to treat children under the scheme after 1 July.

The Australian Dental Association is continuing its fight to retain the scheme long term.