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Child Dental Benefits Schedule

Banyule Dental Greensborough

Child Dental Benefits Schedule

If your child is between the ages of 2 and 17 they may be eligible for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule. The Government-led scheme covers the cost for basic dental treatment of up to $1000, over a two-year period.

Eligible children will pay $0 for their treatment as it will be bulk billed through Medicare. In addition there is no waiting list; your child will get the next available appointment for their treatment.

The benefits from the scheme are capped at $1,000 per child over 2 consecutive calendar years, and can be used at any point during this period.

To take advantage of the scheme your child must be:

  • 2-17 years’ old and receiving Family Tax Benefit A External website icon or other relevant Australian Government payments, for at least one day of the calendar year.
  • Eligible for Medicare

Your child will be assessed at the beginning of each calendar year and they will be eligible for the whole of that year.

If your child is entered into the CDBS partway through the year they will only receive benefits from the date of their Medicare eligibility.

  • Dental examinations and cleaning
  • Fissure sealants
  • Fillings
  • Dental X-rays
  • Root canals
  • Extractions
  • If you have an online account with myGov you can confirm eligibility and check your balance. Alternatively, you can call the Medicare general enquiries line.
  • Then all you need to do is let us know that your child is eligible for the CDBS when you make an appointment.
  • During the appointment we’ll discuss the costs of the treatment and you’ll need to sign a consent form before treatment is carried out.
  • We can either bulk bill the costs or charge you for the services. If you prefer to be charged, you’ll need to pay your account and claim your benefit.


To find out more about the Child Dental Benefit Schedule or to book your child’s appointment, please feel free to contact us by calling tel:(03)94352966. Or for further information you can visit the Government website.

Call our friendly Banyule dental team on (03) 9435 2966 to make an appointment.

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