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Free dental for kids*
Claim $1026 in free dental* services with the Federal Government’s Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS).
Published 09 April
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The CDBS provides eligible children up to $1026 in free dental benefits for a range of services, including examinations, x-rays, cleaning, fissure sealing, fillings, root canals, and extractions. The means-tested initiative requires your child to be receiving Family Tax Benefit Part A or a relevant Australian Government payment.

What treatment does the CDBS cover?

The CDBS provides benefits for a range of dental services, including:

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

Benefits are not available for orthodontics or cosmetic dental work and cannot be paid for any services provided in a hospital.

Who is eligible for the CDBS?

The CDBS continues to be means-tested, which requires Family Tax Benefit Part A or a relevant Australian Government payment. Your child is eligible when:

  • they are eligible for Medicare
  • they are between 0 and 17 years old for at least 1 day that year
  • you or they get an eligible payment at least once that year.

 

*Free when services covered by the Commonwealth Government’s Child Dental Benefits Schedule are bulk billed by participating Practitioners for treatments provided to eligible patients.

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