Medicare CDBS

We bulk-bill CDBS provided you meet the eligibility criteria. Your first appointment would be purely administrative to find out your eligibility and to ring Medicare to determine your benefit status.

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) will commence on 1 January 2014 and will provide access to benefits for basic dental services to around 3.4 million children aged 2-17 years. It will replace the existing Medicare Teen Dental Plan (MTDP).

The total benefit entitlement will be capped at $1,000 per child over a two calendar year period. The CDBS will have a means test, which requires receipt of Family Tax Benefit Part A (FTB-A) or a relevant Australian Government payment.

The CDBS will provide individual benefits for a range of services including examinations, x-rays, cleaning, fissure sealing, fillings, root canals and extractions. Benefits will not be available for orthodontic or cosmetic dental work and will not be paid for any services provided in a hospital.

For more information, please visit:

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