Child Dental Benefits Schedule (Aged 2-17)

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The Child Dental Benefits Schedule

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) commenced on 1 January 2014 and provides access to benefits for basic dental services to around 3 million children aged 2-17 years.

The total benefit entitlement is capped at $1,000 per child over a two calendar year period. The CDBS has a means test, which requires receipt of Family Tax Benefit Part A (FTB-A) or a relevant Australian Government payment.

The CDBS provides individual benefits for a range of services including examinations, x-rays, cleaning, fissure sealing, fillings, root canals and extractions. Benefits are not available for orthodontic or cosmetic dental work and cannot be paid for any services provided in a hospital.


Information for families

To see if your child is eligible and for further information for families on the CDBS is available from the Department of Human Services website.

At iDental surgery, we Bulk Bill. So there is no gap for treatment covered by the capped amount. If planned treatment exceeds this limit, your dentist will inform you of any additional costs beyond those covered under this scheme.

All you need to do is ring iDental surgery Warrumbungles on (02)6842 3442 to reserve a time for your child’s dental check-up. See you soon.