The Child Dental Benefits Schedule provides children in Australia with $1000 for basic dental treatment every 2 years. At Brunswick Dental Clinic, after signing a consent form, we can check whether your child is eligible for the schedule and if yes, the remaining balance. Treatment will be bulk billed via Medicare and you do not have to pay out of your pocket if there is sufficient balance. If not, a discount will be provided for the remaining treatment.
Your child may be eligible if:
- Aged 2 to 17
- Eligible for Medicare
- You or your child is getting Family Tax Benefit Part A or other relevant Australian government payment
The CDBS can cover the following dental services:
- Fissures sealants
- Dental cleaning
- Root canal treatment
However, the following dental services are not covered:
- Orthodontics (braces)
- Cosmetic work
- Services provided in a hospital operating theatre
It is important to keep your child’s mouth healthy, and provide them with a positive dental experience. If you have any questions, please contact our practice or visit https://www.dhsv.org.au/public-dental-services/childdental for more information.