Child Dental Benefit Schedule

We Offer the Child Dental Benefits Schedule

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) is a Medicare Initiative which allows eligible children between the ages of two and 17 years, access to basic dental services. Services include:

  • Teeth cleaning
  • Root canal treatment
  • X-rays
  • Fissure sealing
  • Fillings
  • Extractions

The CDBS will not cover any orthodontic work or cosmetic dentistry.

As of 1 January 2017, each child can access a benefit gap up to $700 over a two-year calendar period for the above services.

For further information on CDBS and to check if your child is eligible click here.

At Somerset Dental Care we offer the CDBS and are happy to discuss the options and eligibilities available for your children.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule is an Australian government programme that provides financial assistance for basic dental services for eligible children aged 0 to 17. It covers services such as check-ups, cleaning, fillings, and extractions. The programme aims to promote good dental hygiene and health among children by making these essential dental services more accessible and affordable for families.

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) provides basic dental services to eligible children aged 0 to 17 years.

Regular dental check-ups are important for children to maintain good oral health. The recommended frequency of dental visits for children can vary based on factors such as age, individual oral health needs, and the advice of the child’s dentist. However, a general guideline is to visit the dentist every six months for routine check-ups and cleanings.

During these check-ups, the dentist can:

  • Monitor the child’s oral development: Dentists can track the growth of teeth and jaws, ensuring that they are developing properly and without any issues.
  • Detecting and preventing problems: Regular visits allow dentists to catch any dental issues early, such as cavities or misalignment, and address them before they become more serious.
  • Provide oral hygiene education: Dentists can educate both children and parents about proper oral hygiene practices, including brushing, flossing, and diet recommendations.
  • Apply preventive treatments: Dentists may apply fluoride treatments or dental sealants to help prevent cavities and protect the teeth.
  • Address concerns or questions: Parents and children can use these visits to ask questions, express concerns, and receive guidance on oral health-related matters.

Remember that every child is unique, so it’s a good idea to consult with a paediatric dentist to determine the most appropriate schedule for your child’s dental check-ups based on their specific needs and oral health condition.