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Child Dental Benefits Schedule

What is the Child Dental Benefits Schedule?
The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) commenced on 1 January 2014 and provides access to benefits for basic dental services to around 3.4 million children aged 2-17 years of age. The total benefit entitlement is capped at $1,000 per child over a two calendar year period.

The CDBS, which is funded by Medicare, is means tested and requires receipt of Family Tax Benefit Part A or a relevant Australian Government payment. You can confirm your child's eligibility and balance amount, by calling Medicare on 132 011.
The CDBS provides individual benefits for a range of services including examinations, x-rays, cleaning, fissure sealing, fillings, root canals and extractions. Benefits are not available for orthodontic or cosmetic dental work and cannot be paid for any services provided in a hospital.
At Village Dental we bulk bill the CDBS directly with Medicare so there are no out of pocket expenses for your visit. Book your appointment now on 6231 7065.

Am I eligible for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule?
You can confirm your child’s eligibility and balance amount by accessing your Medicare online account or calling the Medicare general enquiries line on 132 011.

What's Next?
Call Village Dental on 6231 7065 to make an appointment and let us know that you are eligible for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule.
At the time of the appointment, we will discuss your child’s treatment and any associated costs with you before providing the services. After this has been discussed, you will need to sign a consent form.
When the dentist has provided the services agreed for your child, we will bulk bill the treatment directly with Medicare (given that you have enough Child Dental Benefit left to cover the full treatment costs).