This is an extremely important post, about the child dental benefits schedule (CDBS). Recently it has been announced by the Federal Health minister that the Government does not intend to finance the CDBS in the upcoming budget.
This is extremely alarming as it means parents of eligible children will now be forced to pay for treatment out of pocket, or alternatively and more likely, visit the dentist less frequently or 'only when needed'.
The ADA has created a petition on change.org, linked below and we encourage everyone to take action by;
1. Emailing it to your friends/family/acquaintances
2. Sharing it through your social networks (#savetheCDBS)
3. Having conversations with interested patients
4. Ensuring it is consistently on your agenda in the lead-up to the budget in May.
Sign the petition now.