Medicare Teen Dental Plan - 2011
Closure of the Medicare Teen Dental Plan
The Medicare Teen Dental Plan will close on 31 December 2013. Eligible teens will be able to access the program until this date. Benefits will continue to be paid for services provided to eligible teenagers before the date of closure. The Child Dental Benefits Schedule will be available to eligible children and replace the Medicare Teen Dental Plan from 1 January 2014. Click here for further information on the dental reforms.
Medicare Chronic Disease Dental Scheme - 2010
Closure of the Medicare Chronic Disease Dental Scheme
The Medicare Chronic Disease Dental Scheme is now closed. No Medicare benefits are payable for any dental service provided from 1 December 2012 under Medicare dental items 85011-87777. The cost of any future dental services will need to be met by the patient.
Further information relating to the closure of the Medicare Chronic Disease Dental Scheme and the dental reforms is available on the Department of Health and Ageing website.