Leederville Dental participates in the Medicare Child Dental Benefit Schedule. Unlike other dental practices, we BULK BILL all eligible general dental treatment (including check ups, x-rays, preventative fissure seals, fillings and dental extractions) up to the $1000 limit so there will be no out of pocket expenses for the majority of kids.
Child Dental Benefits Schedule provides access to dental benefits every two years for eligible children aged 2-17 who are eligible for Family Tax Benefit A.
What is CDBS?
The Child Dental Benefits Schedule, often known as the CDBS, was introduced by the Federal Government to assist families in accessing preventive dental care and general dental treatment. The CDBS allows eligible children to access up to $1,013 of general dental treatment at both public and private dental clinics.
What is the benefit?
Qualifying families are entitled to $1013 dental work per child in every two-year period under the Schedule.
What dental services are covered?
This money can be used to cover a range of dental services including examinations, x-rays, cleaning the teeth, fillings, extractions and root canal treatments.
Services not covered by Child Dental benefits Schedule: orthodontic dental work, cosmetic dental work, any dental services in a hospital.
Is your child eligible?
Your child can get CDBS when:
• they are eligible for Medicare
• they are between 2 and 17 years old for at least 1 day that year
• you are eligible for family Tax benefit A or certain other government payments
Do you have to apply?
You don’t need to apply or register for CDBS. If your child is eligible, you will be sent a letter by Australian Government.
How do you know if your child is eligible?
If you’re not sure, you can either:
• check your Medicare online account through MyGov
• call Medicare on 132 011