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New child dental benefit scheme

New child dental benefit scheme

Dental Treatment for Children now more affordable,

with the New Child Dental Benefit Scheme SAVE $1000.00

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule is a new child dental benefits program by Australian Government.

It gives eligible children access to up to $1000 in benefits per child for dental services over two consecutive calendar years.

If your child doesn't use the full $1000 for dental services in first year, they can use the balance in the second year if they're still eligible.

You dont need to register for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule. Eligible families and teenagers will get a letter from the Australian Government. The letter will generally be sent to the person receiving the government payment.

About the schedule

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) provides basic dental services to children.

Dental services are capped at $1000 over 2 consecutive calendar years.

The two year cap period starts when a child or teenager first receives an eligible dental service.
Dental services include:

  • Examinations
  • X-rays
  • Cleaning
  • Fissure sealing
  • Fillings
  • Root canals
  • Extractions, and
  • Partial dentures

The CDBS doesn't cover orthodontic, cosmetic dental work, or dental services provided in hospital.

There are some restrictions for dental services. These are listed in the Guide to the Child Dental Benefits Schedule on the Department of Health'’'s website.

Patient eligibility

To be eligible for the CDBS, patient must:

  • be aged 2 to 17 years for at least 1 day of the calendar year
  • be eligible for Medicare on the day of service
  • get, or be part of a family getting, certain Australian Government payments Eligibility is accessed at the beginning of each calendar year and it's valid for the entire year. Children who become eligible later in the calendar year will have their eligibility backdated to begin from 1 January of that calendar year.

You can check your eligibility through Medicare on online through your MyGov account or read more on the Medicare website.

More information on the service is available at We are there to help & guide you as well.
We provide Children Dentistry services in East Maitland and it's nearby suburbs:
Aberglasslyn, Allandale, Anambah, Ashtonfield, Berry Park, Bishops Bridge, Bolwarra, Bolwarra Heights, Buchanan, Chisholm, Dalwood, Duckenfield, Farley, Gillieston Heights, Gosforth, Greenhills, Greta, Harpers Hill, Hillsborough, Horseshoe Bend, Lambs Valley, Largs, Lochinvar, Lorn, Louth Park, Luskintyre, Maitland, Maitland North, Maitland Vale, Melville, Metford, Millers Forest, Mindaribba, Morpeth, Mount Dee, Oakhampton, Oakhampton Heights, Oswald, Phoenix Park, Pitnacree, Raworth, Rosebrook, Rutherford, South Maitland, Telarah, Tenambit, Thornton, Tocal, Windella, Windermere, Woodberry, Woodville.

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