New Child Dental Benefit Scheme

New Child Dental Benefit Scheme

Dental Treatment for Children now more affordable. To find out about eligibility and balance you can either contact MEDICARE or contact us at Budgewoi Dental

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule is a new child dental benefits program by Australian Government( MEDICARE)

It gives eligible children access to up to $1000 per child for dental services over two consecutive calendar years. It is Provided by MEDICARE and is subject to their terms and conditions

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 don’t need to register for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule. Eligible families and teenagers will get a letter from the Australian Government( MEDICARE). 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 Budgewoi and it’s nearby suburbs:

Alison, Bateau Bay, Berkeley Vale, Blue Bay, Blue Haven, Budgewoi Peninsula, Buff Point, Bushells Ridge, Canton Beach, Cedar Brush Creek, Chain Valley Bay, Charmhaven, Chittaway Bay, Chittaway Point, Colongra, Crangan Bay, Dooralong, Doyalson, Doyalson North, DurrenDurren,  Fountaindale, Glenning Valley,  Gorokan, Gwandalan, Halekulani, Halloran, Hamlyn Terrace, Jilliby, Kangy Angy, Kanwal, Kiar, Killarney Vale, Kingfisher Shores, Kulnura, Lake Haven,Lake MunmorahLemon Tree, Little Jilliby, Long Jetty, Magenta, Mannering Park, Mardi, Moonee, Norah HeadNoraville, Ourimbah, Palm Grove, Palmdale, Ravensdale, Rocky Point, San Remo, Shelly BeachSummerland Point, Tacoma, Tacoma South, The Entrance, The Entrance North, Toowoon BayToukley, Tuggerah, Tuggerawong, Tumbi Umbi, Wadalba, Wallarah, Warnervale WatanobbiWoongarrah, Wyong, Wyong Creek, Wyongah, Yarramalong

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