CHILD DENTAL BENEFITS SCHEDULE (CDBS)
Gap free kids’ dental care in Erskineville
Are your kids eligible for the Australian Government’s Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS)? The CDBS dental scheme covers up to $1,000 of basic children’s dental services over two consecutive years, helping to make high quality dental care more accessible for families of all backgrounds and incomes.
CDBS is available for eligible children and teenagers aged 2–17 years whose families receive certain Medicare payments. It covers the cost of check-ups, teeth cleaning and general treatments to help keep kids’ teeth and gums healthy.
At Sydney Park Dental, we process CDBS claims on the spot so you won’t have to submit claim forms yourself. To find out more about the child dental scheme in Sydney and what treatments are covered, get in touch with our team today. We welcome patients of all ages from Erskineville, Enmore, Newtown, St Peters, Alexandria and other areas.
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What is the Child Dental Benefits Scheme?
Regular check-ups with a dentist help children to avoid tooth decay or to get the treatment they need if they have a cavity or other problem. With tooth decay and other oral health problems on the rise in Australia, the Child Dental Benefits Schedule was introduced in 2014 as a government-funded scheme to encourage parents to keep up with their children’s scheduled dental appointments.
What does the child dental scheme cover?
The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) includes regular check-ups with your child’s dentist and preventive or corrective treatments that help to maintain their oral health and keep problems such as tooth decay at bay.
The Child Dental Scheme covers two consecutive calendar years, so if your child received benefits in 2017, they’re still eligible for Child Dental Benefits schedule in 2018.
The Child Dental Benefit Scheme covers basic children’s dentistry services including:
- oral health assessments
- dental x-rays
- teeth cleaning
- cleaning, fissure sealing, fillings, root canals and extractions
Services not covered
More complex, expensive or optional dental treatments are not eligible for a child dental benefit. This includes:
- orthodontics (braces)
- cosmetic dentistry
- oral surgery or hospitalisations
Can I also claim on my health fund?
Yes. If your health insurance covers kids’ dental care, you may use it to cover a treatment that isn’t covered by CDBS, to cover part of the cost if you don’t have enough CDBS balance remaining, or if you want to save your CDBS balance for future visits.
Find out more about the child dental scheme in Sydney
If you want to know more about the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) and how it applies to your family, talk to our dentists at Sydney Park Dental in Erskineville today. We can check if your eligible for CDBS and discuss other payment options or government-funded schemes to help you take the best care of your children’s teeth without worrying about the cost.