Child Dental Benefits Schedule
Many parents do not take their child to the dentist, due to the cost of the check up, or future costs of treatment required. What a lot of parents don't realise, is that they might be eligible to access free treatment for their child.
The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) is a program that is administered by the federal government and Medicare, to help with keeping our children's teeth as healthy as they can be.
The scheme provides up to $1013 worth of dental work which can be used over 2 calendar years. The allowance covers a range of dental services including check ups and cleans, fillings, and root canals, as well as other preventative treatments.
Your child is eligible for the CDBS if they satisfy the following requirements:
they’re within the applicable age range for at least some of that year
they qualify for Medicare;
and you receive either Family Tax Benefit Part A, Parenting payment or Double Orphan Pension payments for at least some of that year.
To discover more about the CDBS, and whether your child is eligible, you can call Medicare on 132 011 or visit the Department of Human Services website.
Alternatively, you can contact your local dentist who can check your child's eligibility on our behalf.