Teen Dental Voucher

Medicare Teen Dental Plan

Medicare Teen Dental Plan

What is the Medicare Teen Dental Plan?
The Australian Government introduced the Medicare Teen Dental Plan to help with the cost of an annual preventative dental check for eligible teenagers aged 12–17 years.

Who is eligible under the Medicare Teen Dental Plan?
If you are a teenager aged 12–17 years:

  • Receiving ABSTUDY, Carer Payment, Disability Support Pension, Parenting Payment, Special Benefit, Youth Allowance; or
  • Whose family/carer/guardian receives Family Tax Benefit Part A (FTB-A), or Parenting Payment, or the Double Orphan Pension for the teenager;
  • Whose partner receives FTB-A or Parenting Payment; or
  • 16 or older and receiving financial assistance under the Veterans' Children Education Scheme (VCES) or the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act Education and Training Scheme (MRCAETS) from the Department of Veterans' Affairs
  • Eligible for Medicare

You will be considered eligible under the Medicare Teen Dental Plan and able to receive a preventative dental check.

What is the voucher for?
The voucher entitles you to claim a benefit from Medicare Australia up to the amount of $157.00 per year, once you have seen your dentist and had a preventative dental check.

What is a preventative dental check?
A preventative dental check consists of an oral examination and if necessary, we may also:

  • Take x-rays
  • Provide a scale and clean
  • Provide a fluoride treatment
  • Give you oral hygiene instructions
  • Provide dietary advice
  • Seal pits or cracks in a tooth (fissure sealing)

All these services are included and can be performed over a number of days but usually at the same appointment.

How do I go about having a preventative dental check?
Once you have received your voucher give us a call on ((02) 9744 8886 (Burwood) or (02) 9716 722 (Ashfield). When making the appointment be sure to let us know that you have a Teen Dental Voucher. This way we are able to allocate enough time to do a full examination and treatment if necessary.

You will be required to pay unto $157.00 on the day of your appointment depending on what treatment was required. You then claim your benefit by taking your account/receipt to your local Medicare office or sending your account/receipt, along with a completed Medicare Teen Dental Plan claim form, to Medicare Australia.