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Millions of kids eligible for free dental but just a third take it up

27 September 2019
Channel 7 News, Sydney 
Reporter:  Nina Stevens

It's a little known or understood program: the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS).

The CDBS is a Medicare-funded dental scheme for kids where families can save hundreds, even thousands, of dollars a year.

Millions of children are eligible, but just a third have taken it up because it's too confusing. ADA NSW has highlighted how this scheme must be promoted more effectively to help Australian children access treatment. 

To watch the Channel 7 News piece online, please click here.

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