Child Dental Benefits Schedule

$1,000 free dental for eligible kids

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) provides eligible children with financial assistance for basic dental services, capped at $1000 over 2 consecutive calendar years. 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

The 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 cosmetic dental work or orthodontics and cannot be paid for any services provided in a hospital.