To improve oral healthcare outcomes and wellbeing for young people living in metropolitan Adelaide and regional South Australia. Visits to a dentist by children as young as 2 years of age are important in order to detect any problems in growth and oral health as soon as possible. Oral health is also important for a child’s development and self-esteem.
The Novita Dental Program is a partnership between the Australian Dental Foundation (formaly Grow Up Smiling) Program, North Adelaide Dental Care and Novita who are dedicated to improving access to dental services for young people. The private, independently run program helps ensure young people can access best practice dental health care, no matter where you live in South Australia.
The Novita Dental Program provides dental check-ups and treatment for eligible children at no out of pocket expense!
Since launching in 2012, the Australian Dental Foundation Program has become one of the largest, most successful private children’s dental programs in SA! Their team of highly trained and professional dental staff have more than 100 years combined experience in working with kids and teens living with disability.
How can I register?
Simply fill in the enquiry form and someone from the Australian Dental Foundation will contact you to book your appointment.
What is the CDBS?
The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) is a dental benefits program for eligible children aged 2-17 years that provides up to $1,000 in benefits to the child for basic dental services over a 2 year period. Services that receive a benefit under the program include examinations, x-rays, cleaning, fissure sealing, fillings, root canals, extractions and partial dentures. Many of these services have claiming restrictions. Benefits are not available for orthodontic or cosmetic dental work and cannot be paid for any services provided in a hospital.
The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) was introduced by the Australian Government on 1 January 2014. It provides financial assistance to families to help assess the health of their children and teenagers’ teeth.
Who is eligible for the CDBS?
A child’s eligibility is assessed at the beginning of each year and lasts the whole calendar year. A child is eligible if they are:
- aged between 2-17 years for at least 1 day of the calendar year
- eligible for Medicare
- part of a family receiving Family Tax Benefit Part-A; or
- receiving one of the following Australian Government Payments:
- Youth Allowance
- Abstudy Allowance
- Disability Support Pension
- Parenting Payment
- Special Benefit
- Carer Payment
- Double Orphan Pension
Locations and upcoming dates of Australian Dental Foundation Partner Clinic:
Novita – Elizabeth Office
28 Philip Highway
Elizabeth SA 5112
- Friday 18th March 2022