CDBS Scheme Melbourne

The child dental benefits scheme (CDBS) is a Medicare based scheme that provides financial assistance for a number of basic dental treatment. The scheme allows for $1026 every 2 years, for eligible children (2022-2023).

The scheme is aimed towards low- to middle-income families who might also receive at least one of a number of Government supports, for a number of specific dental services for children 0-17.

CDBS dental benefits program was introduced by the Commonwealth of Australia government in January 2014. The dental benefits schedule cdbs is available for all individuals who receive any one of a number of individual benefits. Payments are provided by Services Australia.

Child Dental Benefits Schedule requires that children are only eligible if they are:

  • eligible for Medicare (Medicare online account preferred)
  • under 18 years of age

In addition, a child or carer must be receiving one or more of the following Government benefits:

  • Carer payment
  • Youth allowance
  • Receive Family Tax Benefit Part A
  • Disability support pension
  • Parenting payment
  • ABStudy
  • Veteran’s children (16-17 year olds only)
  • Special Benefit

Includes basic dental services

Services that eligible children can receive include:

  • Up to 2 check-ups with at least one oral examination each
  • 2 fluoride treatments per year if required
  • X-rays or imaging where clinically indicated
  • Basic dental care, including scaling and polishing. This might be provided by an oral hygienist, dentist or other dental professional.
  • Basic dental care for children 0-17 years
  • Regular dental examinations
  • Fillings
  • Cleanings
  • Fissure sealants
  • Tooth extraction
  • Root canal treatments

All other more advanced services will need to be covered by a person’s private health insurance. What is not covered by the CDBS includes:

  • Prosthodontics (replacing teeth with dentures, crowns or bridges)
  • Orthodontic treatment (braces or Invisalign)
  • Cosmetic dental work such as tooth whitening and veneers.
  • Treatments that require hospital admission
  • Any treatment that has already been claimed through private health insurance

Dental Services

At Ballan Family Dental, our team can provide all of the services available under CDBS. For more information, please call us or book your appointment online.

* Information on this page is for reference only and may contain factual errors. Up to date information on CDBS should be sourced from the relevant Government department

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