Child Benefit Scheme

Child Dental Benefits Schedule

What is The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS)?

The Commonwealth 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 over two years to the child for basic dental services.

Are my children eligible?

A child is eligible if they are aged 2–17 years, are eligible for Medicare and receive Family Tax Benefit Part A or other relevant Australian Government payments, including: Youth Allowance, ABSTUDY, Disability Support Pension, Parenting Payment Special Benefit, Carer Payment, Double Orphan Pension, Veteran’s Children Education Scheme, if the child is 16 or over Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act Education and Training Scheme (if the child is 16 or over). Eligible families should have received a letter to confirm eligibility from the Commonwealth Department of Human Services in January 2014.

How can I check my eligibility and balance?

You can also confirm your child’s eligibility and balance amount by accessing your Medicare online account at or calling the Medicare general enquiries line on 132 011.

What kind of dental treatment can my children receive?

Benefits cover a range of dental services including examinations, x­rays, cleaning, fissure sealing, fillings, root canal treatments and extractions. Benefits will not be available for orthodontic or cosmetic dental work and will not be paid for any dental services provided in a hospital operating theatre or oral surgery environment.

Will I have any out­ of­ pocket cost for treatment?

If you receive your dental treatment in a dental clinic that accept CDBS ,your claim will be bulk billed via Medicare and you will have no out of­ pocket costs. You do not need to submit a Medicare claim. No patient co­payment is required.

How does the $1000 cap work?

Benefits for basic dental services are capped at $1000 per child over two consecutive calendar years. If you do not use all of your $1000 benefit in the first year of eligibility, you can use it in the second year if you are still eligible. Any remaining balance will not be carried forward at the end of the second year

At Wamuran dental centre we provide Bulk billed kids dental treatments under CDBS.

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