How the Child Dental Benefit Schedule Can Help Your Family

How the Child Dental Benefit Schedule Can Help Your Family

Did you know, it is recommended that your child begins seeing a dentist as soon as their teeth begin to come through?

Frequent exposure to the dental practice will help your child become accustomed to the process and may prevent future dental fear and anxiety from developing. 

To help get your child into dental care, the government has proposed a schedule to support early intervention and care. 

How can the Child Dental Benefit Schedule (CDBS) help you and your family? 

The CDBS is a scheme run by Medicare that allows eligible children to have access to a benefit of $1,000 over a two-calendar year period. At My Dental Team, we bulk bill under the CDBS, meaning your child is able to receive the CDBS-covered treatments at no cost to you. 

The CDBS provides individual benefits for a range of services including:

  • Examinations
  • X-rays
  • Cleaning
  • Fissure sealing
  • Fillings
  • Root canals
  • Extractions

To be eligible, a child must be aged between 2-17 years and their family must receive Family Tax Benefit Part A or a relevant  Australian Government payment

Families can check whether their child is eligible for the CDBS by contacting the Department of Human Services. General information about the program can also be found on the Department of Human Services website.

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