CHILD BENEFIT DENTAL SCHEME – CBDS

The CBDS provides eligible children with benefits for basic dental services, capped at $1000 over two consecutive calendar years.

ELIGIBILITY

A child is eligible for CBDS if he or she is aged between 2-18 years.

WHAT IS CDBS?

Eligible families now have access to benefits for basic dental services their children need through the Child Benefit Dental Scheme (CBDS), an initiative from the Australian Government.

It replaced the Medicare Teen Dental Plan, which ceased operation on 31st December 2013. Under the new schedule, children aged between 2 and 18 are able to receive a capped benefit entitlement to go towards the cost of basic dental services in Australia.

Families must meet a means test to qualify for the benefit, which means that they have either received a Family Tax Benefit Part A or other relevant Australian Government payment.

WHAT IS COVERED UNDER CBDS?

A range of services such as examinations, x-rays, cleaning, fissure sealing, root canals and extractions are covered under CBDS.

The benefit will not cover, orthodontics (like braces) or cosmetic dentistry. To check what your child is eligible to, please call us and discuss your needs.

AM I ELIGIBLE?

The government usually notifies eligible families via mail.

For more information, please visit:

http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/medicare/child-dental-benefits-schedule