Child Dental Benefits Schedule

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule

Start taking advantage of the Goverment’s dental benefit for your child today…to ensure their oral health.

For more information on how to book your child in for their free dental treatment via the CDBS, call our friendly staff on 07 3848 1574

The Child Dental Benefits Scheme (CDBS) is a government dental health program which funds a benefit of up to $1,056 to cover basic dental services over a two-year period for about 3 million Australian children (aged 2 to 17).

The two year benefit cap period commences with your child’s first dental appointment that is covereded by the CDBS benefit. If you don’t use the whole $1,013 benefit in the first year, you can still continue to access the balance in the second year – while your child is still eligible. If you don’t use up the $1,026 benefit by the end of the second year, you forfeit the balance. However you just have to begin a new 2 year benefit cap period to continue receiving the benefit.

Dental services* that are covered by the CDBS:

  • check-ups and examinations
  • clean and scale
  • filling treatments
  • tooth extractions
  • X-rays
  • fissure sealing
  • root canal therapy
* Cosmetic or orthodontic dental services are not covered by the CDBS.




Are you eligibile? To be eligible for the CDBS, your child (or children) must be aged between 2 and 17. Your family must also have a Medicare card, and be receiving at least one of the following Government payments for at least one day of the calendar year in which your child receives treatment:
  • Family Tax Benefit A
  • Disability Support Pension
  • Parenting payment
  • Double Orphan Pension
  • Carer payment
  • Special Benefit
  • Youth Allowance
  • Financial assistance via the Veteran’s Children Education Scheme (VCES)
  • Financial assistance via the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act (MRCAETS) – for children over 16.
How to know if your child can get CDBS this year. Please visit Eligibility Checks No upfront payments and no gap fees Complete Dental Works provides general dental services that are covered by the Child Dental Benefits Schedule. Your claim is processed electronically in an instant so you won’t need to make a payment nor submit a claim. Gap fees are applicable if you exceed the CDBS benefit cap of $1,026. If your child is eligible for the Child Dental Benefits Scheme or you would like to find out more, don’t hesitate to call us on 07 3849 1574