Child Dental Benefit Schedule

Child Dental Benefit Schedule – CDBS
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Children’s dental health is a crucial aspect of their overall well-being. Proper dental care not only ensures healthy teeth and gums but also contributes to their overall health and confidence. However, accessing affordable dental services can be a challenge for many families. That’s where the ‘Child Dental Benefit Schedule (CDBS)’ comes into play. We will explore what the CDBS is, how it works, and the benefits it provides to eligible children. Call 07 3492 9090 to know more.

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What is the Child Dental Benefit Schedule – CDBS?

The Child Dental Benefit Schedule – CDBS is a government-funded program in Australia aimed at providing financial support for basic dental services to eligible children aged 2 to 17 years. It was introduced to ensure that all children have access to essential dental care, regardless of their family’s financial circumstances.

What does CDBS cover?

The CDBS covers a wide range of dental services, including examinations, cleanings, x-rays, fillings, root canals, and extractions. By offering financial assistance for these services, the program aims to promote good oral health habits from an early age and prevent more serious dental issues in the future.

How Does the Child Dental Benefit Schedule – CDBS Work?

Eligibility for the CDBS

To be eligible for the Child Dental Benefit Schedule – CDBS, a child must meet the following criteria:

  1. Age: The child must be aged between 2 and 17 years for at least one day of the calendar year.
  2. Medicare: The child or their family must be eligible for Medicare benefits.
  3. Relevant Payment: The child or their family must receive certain government payments, such as Family Tax Benefit Part A or the Disability Support Pension, for at least part of the calendar year.

Benefit Entitlement

Once a child is eligible for the CDBS, they are entitled to receive up to $1,000 in dental services over a two-calendar-year period. The benefit amount is capped at $1,000 per child, and any remaining balance cannot be carried over to the next benefit period.

It’s important to note that the $1,000 benefit covers a range of services and treatments. Therefore, it’s essential to discuss the treatment plan with the dentist and ensure that it falls within the allocated benefit amount.

Child Dental Benefit Schedule – CDBS: Providing Dental Care for Children

Claiming Benefits

Claiming benefits under the CDBS is a straightforward process. The dentist will submit the claim on behalf of the patient, and the benefit will be processed through Medicare. There is no need for separate paperwork or claims to be filed by the family.

Definition of Dental Terminology

Primary Teeth

Also known as baby teeth or deciduous teeth, these are the first set of teeth that erupt in children. They are eventually replaced by permanent teeth.

Mixed Dentition

The transitional phase when both primary and permanent teeth are present in the mouth simultaneously.

Dental Caries

Commonly referred to as tooth decay or cavities, dental caries is the result of bacterial infection that causes demineralization and destruction of tooth structure.


A natural mineral that helps prevent tooth decay and strengthen tooth enamel. Fluoride treatments and fluoridated water are commonly used preventive measures in children’s dental care.


Thin plastic coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of molars to prevent tooth decay by providing a barrier against bacteria and food particles.


The branch of dentistry that deals with the diagnosis, prevention, and correction of misaligned teeth and jaws. This includes the use of braces, aligners, and other appliances.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Most frequent questions and answers
Q. What services are covered under the CDBS?

The CDBS covers a range of dental services, including examinations, cleanings, x-rays, fillings, root canals, and extractions. However, cosmetic dental procedures and orthodontic treatments are not covered.

Q. How can I check my child’s eligibility and remaining balance?

You can check your child’s eligibility and remaining balance for the CDBS by contacting the Department of Human Services directly. They can provide you with the necessary information and assist you with any queries you may have.

Q. Is there a waiting period for the CDBS?

No, there is no waiting period for the CDBS. Once a child is eligible, they can start utilizing their benefit immediately.

Q. What CDBS  doesn’t cover?

CDBS does not cover orthodontic, cosmetic dental procedures (the restoration or replacement of damaged or missing teeth).

Services at Moggill Dental

At our General and Family Dentistry practice, we strive to keep your teeth healthy and functional.

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Cosmetic Dentistry

Our cosmetic dentistry services also include teeth whitening, veneers, invisible braces and white fillings.

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Restorative Dentistry

We are passionate about helping patients with missing teeth to preserve the most youthful look possible.

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