The Child Dental Benefit Scheme

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) has arrived at Canberra City Dentistry!

Caring for your child’s teeth at a young age can ensure a lifetime of healthy teeth and healthy habits!

Here at Canberra city dentistry, we are proud to announce our support for the Child Dental Benefit Schedule that allows your child to receive the dental health services they require.

The Child Dental Benefit Scheme, replacing the Teen Dental Voucher System implemented by the Australian Government, entitles your child to a $1,000 dental benefit (over a two year period)and can be used towards regular dental check-ups and minor procedures.

Through the CDBS your child is eligible for the following general dental services:

  • Your child’s dental check-up every 6 months
  • X-rays that are required (performed in practice)
  • Cleaning services
  • Fissure sealants
  • Some extractions
  • Partial dentures
  • Fillings
  • IV sedation, claimable one every 12 month period and Nitrous oxide (children’s dental anxiety treatment)

Is my child eligible to receive the CDBS?

Children aged 2 to 17 who meet certain means testing are eligible for the CDBS. Families eligible for Family Tax Benefit Part A (FTB-A) or certain other government payments can take advantage of the CDBS. For more information on eligibility and qualifying we recommend phoning the Department of Human Services in person on 132 011 or on their website

Are there out-of-pocket expenses I have to pay?

Here at Canberra city dentistry we will bulk-bill Medicare for dental services provided to eligible children, therefore you will not have to pay for dental care.

A gap is only required in the instance you exceed your $1000 allowance, or if you your child is receiving a treatment that is not covered by the benefit. Here at Canberra city dentistry we will inform you of any gap payments you may need to pay so that you are prepared before your child receives dental treatment.

We can also inform you of your balance when you visit us, or you can check your balance by phoning Human Services on 132 150.

Looking for a children’s dentist? Think Canberra City Dentistry

Here at Canberra city dentistry we will ensure your child’s visit to our practice is one that is enjoyable and memorable for all the right reasons. We understand that some children may feel anxious about visiting a dentist, which is why we ensure their visit is fun and relaxing while our staff provides the essential dental work your child requires.

If you have any questions regarding The Child Dental Benefits Schedule in Canberra ACT, please call us on 02 61620880.