KIDS DENTAL

CDBS
Child Dental Benefits Schedule


CDBS is an Australian government program which covers part or the full cost of some basic dental services for children. Dock Dental welcomes all children covered by the Child Dental Benefit Schedule.





Is my child eligible?

Based on certain criteria, you may get a letter from the Australian government once you are eligible.

Your child will get CDBS, if

  • they are eligible for Medicare
  • they are under 17 years old
  • your family get any of these payment



What is covered by CDBS?

It covers up to $1,026 over 2 calendar years for these services.

  • check-ups
  • X-rays
  • cleaning
  • fissure sealing
  • fillings
  • root canals
  • extractions



Why Dock Dental?


We provide all dental services covered by Child Dental Benefit Schedule. You can use it for your child’s regular dental visits or if they need specific treatments.

All our child patients love our team and the clinic design. We have designed it so that kids feel at home and are comfortable about the dental visit.

Kids especially love the cuddle chair and stone stools in the waiting area. And they are just awed by the shows they can watch while they have their teeth done.




Not sure if you are eligible?

No worries. Our team can help you find if you are eligible under Child Dental Benefits Schedule. Please call our clinic and share some details about your child and they can look up the eligibility for you.

Call to check eligibility


Child Dental Benefits Schedule

Frequently asked questions


  • Do I need to apply to be eligible?
  • Till what age is my child eligible?
  • What happens when the benefit cap is reached?
  • How is 2 year period for benefits calculated?
  • When does the CDBS benefits renew?
  • Will there be any gap payment?
  • Are there treatments that will not be covered?
  • Do I need to do anything before I come in for appointment?
  • Do I need to make a claim or process anything?
  • Can I use my private health fund with CDBS for additional treatments?
  • Where can I find more information about CDBS?
Do I need to apply to be eligible?
You don’t need to apply or register for CDBS. If your child is eligible you will normally get a letter from Australian government. If you have not got one, we can still check the eligibility for you.
Till what age is my child eligible?
Your child qualifies for CDBS till they are 17 years old.
What happens when the benefit cap is reached?
Once the child reaches the limit of $1,026 cap over the two year period, they will no longer be entitled to further benefits under CDBS till it is renewed.
How is 2 year period for benefits calculated?
The 2 year period starts at the beginning of the calendar year in which your child becomes eligible and gets their first dental service.
If you don’t use the full amount within the 2 calendar years, you can’t use the remaining funds. You’ll have to wait for a new 2 year cover period to start.
When does the CDBS benefits renew?
CDBS benefits renew every calendar year, which is January 1. However, it will only renew once in every 2 years from the date you qualify for this benefit.
Will there be any gap payment?
All services at Dock Dental under CDBS are bulk billed and there are no gaps.
Are there treatments that will not be covered?
You will not be able to use the benefits for orthodontic or cosmetic treatments.
Do I need to do anything before I come in for appointment?
Just let us know that you want to use the CDBS benefits so that we can let you know if there are any changes to your benefit.
Do I need to make a claim or process anything?
Your benefits are bulk billed and we will be processing your benefits once the appointment is done.
Can I use my private health fund with CDBS for additional treatments?
You will not be able to combine CDBS and private health funds for the same treatment. It is recommended to split the treatments for better benefits.
Where can I find more information about CDBS?
You will be able to find out more information on Service Australia website.


Opening Hours

MON – FRI
8:30AM – 6:00PM
SAT
9:00AM – 4:00PM
SUN
Closed

Areas Serviced

Five Dock, Abbotsford, Ashfield, Burwood, Chiswick, Croydon, Drummoyne, Haberfield, Leichhardt, Russel Lea, Strathfield, Wareemba and surrounding suburbs of Sydney.


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