Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS)

Care For Smiles supports the Federal Government's Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS). Care For Smiles will bulk-bill eligible children (aged 2-17) with no out of pocket expenses.

Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS). No out-of-pocket expenses or gap payments

Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS). Please ensure your teenager takes up this opportunity

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) provides access to benefits for basic dental services for eligible children aged 2-17 years. This program replaces and extends the Medicare Teen Dental Plan (MTDP).

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 oral health / dental services including

  • oral examinations and x-rays;
  • scale and clean to remove plaque and stains;
  • fissure sealing;
  • restorative services (fillings);
  • root canal teatments;
  • extractions; and
  • nitrous oxide sedation.

Benefits are not available under the scheme for orthodontic or cosmetic dental work.

Care For Smiles will bulk-bill Medicare directly for these services and, therefore, there will be no additional out-of-pocket or 'gap' expenses for eligible patients.

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More Information about the Child Dental Benefits Schedule.

Can private health insurance be used for Child Dental Benefits Schedule services?

Patients with private health insurance covering dental services cannot claim a benefit from both the private health insurer and the Child Dental Benefits Schedule for the same dental service. However, private health insurance can be used for any services not provided under the program.

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