Child Dental Benefit Schedule

Child Dental Benefits Schedule

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) is a Medicare funded program that allows for up to $1000 of dental treatment over a 2 year period for 2–17 year olds if the family is receiving Family Assistance Tax Benefit A. This children’s dental scheme provides individual child dental benefits for a range of services, including examinations, x-rays, cleaning, fissure sealing, fillings, root canals and extractions. At Shine Dental Group, we welcome children of all ages at our clinic, providing quality dental care covered under the free dental scheme for eligible children in Cranbourne, Lyndhurst, Lynbrook and beyond.

Is My Child Eligible for the Children’s Dental Scheme?

If your child is eligible for the child dental benefits scheme, you will automatically receive a letter informing you of this. There is no need to register or apply for the CDBS. Children must be eligible for Medicare, be aged between 2 and 17 years, and receive an eligible payment at least once a year.

As the payment of benefits will be administered through Medicare and make use of details held by Centrelink or the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, you should ensure that your details are up to date.To update your details with Medicare and enquire about eligibility for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule, you can call the patient helpline on 132 011.You can also read more about eligibility requirements.

What Does the Child Dental Benefits Schedule Cover?

The CDBS schemecovers a wide range of basic dental services for children over 2 calendar years, up to the amount of $1000. Services covered by the dental benefits scheme can include:

  • Dental check-ups and cleans
  • X-rays
  • Fissure sealing
  • Extractions
  • Fillings
  • Root canals

Your dentist will be able to tell you what each service will cost and whether the CDBS scheme will cover this cost.

How Do I Claim the Dental Benefits Scheme?

The child dental benefits scheme can either be claimed at the dentist upon making payment, or directly with Medicare when visiting a dentist that doesn’t bulk bill. At Shine Dental Group, we offer convenient bulk billing that allows you to make a claim on the spot for the kids’ dental scheme.

Make an Appointment Today

As a CDBS dental clinic, Shine Dental Group can provide a range of children’s dentistry services under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule. Call our CDBS dentiston (03) 5995 9789 to learn more, or select an appointment time online.