The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) provides eligible children with financial assistance for basic dental services, capped at $1,000 over 2 consecutive calendar years.
Is my child eligible?
To be eligible for the CDBS, a child must:
- be aged 2 to 17 years for at least 1 day of the calendar year
- be eligible for Medicare
- receive, or be part of a family receiving, certain Australian Government payments.
What services are included?
Services that receive a benefit under the CDBS 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.
If you are unsure about your child’s eligibility our staff are able to check for you using your Medicare membership details. Just ask our friendly team prior to your child’s appointment or treatment.