Child Dental Benefits Schedule


What is the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS)?

Among the services provided by the CDBS are examinations, x-rays, cleaning, fissure sealing, fillings, root canals, and extractions. Additionally, it does not cover orthodontics or aesthetic dental work and cannot be paid for services received in a hospital.
A maximum of $1,000 per eligible child will be provided over two years. In any case, such benefits cannot be carried over from one period to another, so anything not used during that period cannot be used the following year.

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Treatments Covered by (CDBS)?

Child Dental Benefits Schedule payments can be used to cover either their full or partial oral health needs, so you won’t have to pay out of pocket expenses.
Keeping your children‘s teeth healthy is easy with the Child Dental Benefits Schedule. Among the services included are preventive, diagnostic, and treatment services necessary for maintaining good dental health.

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How Does The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) Work?

The Children’s Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) will be set at $1,000 per two-year period for qualified children. CDBS payments may be used to pay for treatments at Gateway Dental Centre. The payment of $1,000 may be applied in full or spread over two years.

Additionally, any remaining funds won’t be available once your child is no longer eligible. In contrast, your health insurance payment cannot be used with CDBS for the same treatment.

Make an appointment with Gateways Dental Centre.

Please notify us when scheduling an appointment if you want to utilise CDBS. Determine how close you are to the limit, as your benefit amount will depend on it. Additionally, our dentist will evaluate your child’s eligibility for benefits during their appointment.

Talk to the dentist about the treatment that your child needs.

Find out what each service will cost and whether CDBS will cover it when visiting the dentist. We will provide you with a consent form once you’ve agreed on the treatments and pricing.

Start your treatment.

You will receive a bill upon completion of your treatment.

Submit the claim.

Medicare benefits under CDBS can be claimed via the Express Plus Medicare app, your Medicare online account through myGov, or by mailing or dropping off a Medicare Claim form at your local service centre. The benefits will be credited to your bank account after Medicare has processed your claim.


Registration and application are not required for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS). The Medicare program will send you a letter if your child is eligible. To qualify, your child must meet the following requirements:
  • 2 to 17 years old for at least one day that year.
  • Medicare-eligible
  • Receiving other benefits, such as the Veterans’ Children Education Scheme (VCES) or Family Tax Benefit Part A payments.
A parent, guardian, or caregiver who receives one of the following eligible payments at least once a year may qualify for CDBS benefits:
  • Part A of the family tax benefit
  • Parenting Payment
  • Double Orphan Pension
A child might be eligible for the program if they received at least one of the following payments during the calendar year:
  • Part A of the family tax benefit
  • Carer Payment
  • Parenting Payment
  • Disability Support Pension
  • Youth Allowance
  • Special Benefit
  • Veterans’ Children Education Scheme (VCES) for children 16 years old or older
  • Assistance under the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act Education and Training Scheme if the child is at least 16 years old.

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