Child Dental Benefits Schedule

Child Dental Benefits Schedule Wodonga

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) is a government-funded program that provides access to benefits for basic dental services to children aged 2-17 years.

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The CDBS provides benefits for dental services, such as:

  • dental check-ups
  • X-rays
  • scale and cleans
  • fissure sealants
  • tooth fillings
  • root canal treatments
  • tooth extractions
These benefits are unavailable for orthodontic or cosmetic dental work and cannot be paid for any services provided in a hospital.

At Prime Care Dental Wodonga, we offer children’s dentistry services, including dental check-ups, tooth fillings, custom-made mouthguards, and more.

Eligible Candidates for the CDBS

The CDBS continues to be means-tested, which requires Family Tax Benefit Part A or a relevant Australian Government payment.

A child’s eligibility is determined at the beginning of every year and lasts the entire year.

A child is qualified if they are:

  • aged between 2 to 17 years at least one day that year
  • qualified for Medicare part of a family receiving Family Tax Benefit Part-A, or
  • receiving one of the following Australian Government Payments:
    • Youth Allowance
    • ABSTUDY Allowance
    • Disability Support Pension
    • Parenting Payment
    • Special Benefit
    • Carer Payment
    • Double Orphan Pension

Confirm if your child is qualified for the CDBS before booking their dental appointment.

Letting your Wodonga dentist know that you plan to use the benefit for your child’s treatment helps us to be prepared for your visit.

Child Dental Benefits Schedule in Wodonga

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule supports services, including dental examinations, X-rays, professional scaling and cleaning, fissure sealants, composite fillings, root canal treatment, and tooth extractions.

Prime Care Dental Wodonga accepts CDBS – contact us today if you have more questions or arrange your child’s next dental appointment with your Wodonga dentist.

Child Dental Benefits Schedule in Wodonga

Bulk Bill for eligible children

Up to $1,013 worth of dental treatments over two years

For questions and concerns about the Child Dental Benefits Schedule, contact us on (02) 6024 1516 or schedule your appointment online.

We are located at 340 Beechworth Road in Wodonga.

Frequently Asked Questions

About Child Dental Benefits Schedule Wodonga

How do I know if my child is qualified for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule?

You don’t need to apply for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule. If your child is qualified, Medicare will send you a letter.

To know if your child is eligible for CDBS, access your Medicare online account at my.gov.au.

How do I use the $1,013 benefit?

Take advantage of the $1,013 benefit to pay for your child’s basic dental services in two years.

If the benefits are not fully used up in the first year, you can still use them in the next year only if your child is still in the program.

After the second year, any balance will not be rolled over.

Do I have to pay out-of-pocket expenses?

As long as your fund balance can cover the fees for your child’s appointment, you don’t need to pay any out-of-pocket expenses.

Your claim will be bulk-billed through Medicare, so no patient co-payment is needed.