What is the Child Dental Benefits Schedule?

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) is Financial support for basic dental services for children aged 2-17.

On the 31 August 2016, the Government introduced legislation to close the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) from the 1 January 2017. If your child is eligible under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) and wishes to access benefits before the intended closure then they will need to receive dental treatment before 1 January 2017.

Who is eligible for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule?

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule is available to children between the ages of 2 and 17 years. They must be eligible for Medicare and the family must be in receipt of Tax Benefit Part A or receive one of the following Government payments:

  • Youth allowance
  • ABSTUDY
  • Disability Support Pension
  • Parenting Payment
  • Special Benefit
  • Carer Payment
  • Double Orphan Pension
  • Veteran’s Children Education Scheme, if the child is 16 or over
  • Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act Education and Training Scheme, if the child is 16 or over.

How will I know if we’re eligible for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule?

Contact Medicare to check your eligibility.

What is covered by the Child Dental Benefits Schedule?

Dental services covered by the Child Dental Benefits Schedule include:

  • Dental check-ups
  • Teeth cleaning
  • X-rays
  • Fillings
  • Fissure seals
  • Extractions
  • Root canal treatment
  • Partial dentures

If you wish to access benefits under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) before its closure contact Pro Dental SA on 8356 2299 to make an appointment before 31 December 2016.