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Child Dental Benefits Schedule

Understanding CDBS

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) is a government program that provides eligible children aged 2-17 years with access to a benefit cap for basic dental services. The aim is to ensure children have the necessary dental care for maintaining optimal oral health.

Eligibility for CDBS

To qualify for CDBS, a child must:

How to Access CDBS Benefits at Our Practice

Verify Eligibility

Check if your child is eligible for CDBS by logging into your Medicare online account or calling the Medicare general inquiries line.

Inform Us

When booking an appointment, please mention that you wish to use CDBS benefits and provide us with your child's Medicare details.

Appointment and Treatment

During your child's visit, we will discuss available treatments covered under CDBS and obtain your consent before proceeding.

Claiming the Benefit

We will claim the CDBS benefit on your behalf, ensuring a seamless and hassle-free experience.

Services Covered Under CDBS

At Mary Street Dental Health, we provide a range of services under the CDBS, which may include:

consult dentist




Cosmetic Dentistry-teeth-whitening


Fissure sealing




Root canals

tooth extraction procedure


Why Choose Mary Street Dental Health for CDBS?

Experienced Dentists

Our skilled dentists are committed to providing gentle and effective dental care tailored to children’s needs.

Child-Friendly Environment

We strive to create a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere for children, making their dental visits a positive experience.

Comprehensive Care

We offer a wide range of dental services under CDBS, focusing on preventive care and treatment to ensure your child’s oral health is maintained.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about CDBS or wish to book an appointment under this scheme, please reach out to us at:

We look forward to supporting your child’s dental health through the CDBS program at Mary Street Dental Health!

Frequently Asked Questions

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) is a program by the Australian Government that provides eligible children aged 2 to 17 up to $1,095 over two calendar years to pay for a range of dental services. The program aims to ensure children have access to basic dental care.

Eligibility is determined at the beginning of each year and is valid for the whole calendar year. You can check your child's eligibility by accessing your Medicare online account through myGov, calling the Medicare general enquiries line, or asking your dental service provider.

The CDBS covers a variety of dental services including examinations, routine cleaning, x-rays, fillings, root canals, and extractions. However, it does not cover orthodontic, cosmetic dental work, or any services provided in a hospital.

If the dental service is within the CDBS benefit cap and your child is eligible, there should be no out-of-pocket cost. Our practice directly bills Medicare, so there should be no upfront payment required for services covered under CDBS.

If the dental treatment exceeds the CDBS cap, you will be responsible for any additional costs. Our dental team will discuss all available treatment options and associated costs with you in advance, ensuring you can make an informed decision regarding your child's dental care.

Simply contact our practice by phone or email, and inform us that you would like to use the CDBS for your child's dental appointment. Please have your Medicare card and any other relevant details handy when you call or visit, so we can assist you promptly.