Child Dental Benefits Schedule

The Medicare Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CBDS) provides basic dental services to children and teens aged between 2 and 17 years.

The child must be eligible for Medicare on the day of service.

Dental Services Covered by Child Dental Benefits Schedule

The dental services covered by CDBS include:

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule does not cover orthodontics, cosmetic dental services, or dental services provided in the hospital.

At Passion Family Dental North Lakes, we provide children’s dentistry services, including pain-free dentistry, fissure sealants, and habit-breaking appliances.

Who is eligible for Child Dental Benefits Schedule?

A child’s eligibility is determined at the start of each year and lasts the entire year. A child is qualified if they are:

  • aged between 2-17 years at least one day of the calendar year
  • qualified for Medicare part of a family receiving Family Tax Benefit Part-A, or
  • receiving one of these Australian Government Payments:
    • Youth Allowance
    • ABSTUDY Allowance
    • Disability Support Pension
    • Parenting Payment
    • Special Benefit
    • Carer Payment
    • Double Orphan Pension

How would I check if my child is qualified for CDBS?

You don’t need to apply or register for CDBS. If your child is eligible, Medicare sends you a letter.

To verify your child’s eligibility, access your Medicare online account at my.gov.au or call the Medicare general enquiries hotline 132 011.

We are also more than happy to check your child’s eligibility for you if you wish.

How do I make use of the $1000 benefit?

You may take advantage of the capped benefit of $1000 to pay for your child’s basic dental services for two years.

If the funds are not fully used up within the first year, you can still use them in the second year if your child is still in the program. After the second year, any existing balance will not be carried forward.

Will I have to pay out-of-pocket expenses?

As long as the amount of your balance can cover the fees for the appointment, you don’t need to pay any out-of-pocket expenses. Your claim will be bulk billed via Medicare, so no patient co-payment is needed.

The Importance of Children’s Dentistry

Children require proper dental care as much as adults do. They are more prone to dental emergencies and several dental problems that can have life-long effects.

Generally, baby teeth are a lot softer than adult teeth and therefore are more susceptible to decay

Our dental team in North Lakes detects dental issues early and prevents them from progressing. This early diagnosis helps parents track their children’s health status.

Underlying dental issues may cause more serious general health problems if ignored.

Passion Family Dental North Lakes is dedicated to educating children about the importance of dental health. It’s important that they learn to practice oral hygiene as early as one year old.

Child Dental Benefits Schedule in North Lakes

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule provides support for a range of services including dental examinations, X-rays, professional scaling and cleaning, fissure sealants, composite fillings, root canal therapy, and tooth extractions.

These benefits are not available for orthodontic or cosmetic dental services and cannot be paid for any services provided in a hospital.

Passion Family Dental North Lakes accepts CDBS – contact us today if you have more questions, or to arrange your child’s next dental visit.

Child Dental Benefits Schedule in North Lakes

Bulk Bill for eligible children

Up to $1000 worth of dental treatments over two years

Kids Check-up & Clean $85-$118

Call (07) 3465 1199 or visit us at Unit 4/6 Endeavour Boulevard in North Lakes.

Bulk Bill for children who are eligible for Medicare Child Dental Benefits Schedule

To find out if your child is eligible for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS), please fill out the form below:

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