What treatment it covers
You can get certain dental treatments under the scheme.
This includes any of these:
- some orthodontic work
- simple and surgical extraction of teeth
- some general and prosthodontic services by your family dentist
- oral and maxillofacial services.
You can get Medicare benefits for your treatment under the scheme. This is if it’s done by an orthodontist, oral and maxillofacial surgeon or dentist we recognise.
Some Medicare items require a referral. For example, oral and maxillofacial service items require a referral from an orthodontist.
Before you start treatment, ask your health professional if they can do your treatment under the scheme. If they can’t, you won’t get Medicare benefits for your treatment and you may need to pay.
Page last updated: 15 January 2021
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