Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS)
The Child Dental Benefits Schedule is a government scheme designed to cover preventative dental care services for children aged between two and 17 years old.
Eligibility basics for CDBS
- aged between 2 and 17 years on any one day of the calendar year
- getting certain government benefits such as Family Tax Benefit Part A for at least part of the calendar year
- eligible for Medicare
For more information about the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) click here.
Childhood is one of the most important times for achieving and maintaining oral health. Healthy teeth and gums throughout childhood can lead to long-term health in adulthood. At Dr Smile, we believe in preventive dentistry, seeing your children every six months for a check-up will help ensure their oral health is in optimal condition.
So, to ensure your child receives the dental treatment they need when they need it, the federal government has introduced The Child Dental Benefits Schedule.
This is a dental benefits program for eligible children aged 2-17 years, whose family is currently receiving a government payment such as Family Tax Benefit Part A. It provides up to $1,000 in benefits over two consecutive years and contributes towards the costs of the most commonly required general dental services, including examinations, x-rays, cleaning, fissure sealing and fillings, plus other treatments.
Eligibility commences on 1 January each year and lasts the entire calendar year.
For more information, you may reach out to any Dr Smile Family Dentist branch: