At Cranbourne Dental Centre, we strive to ensure all our clients can attain high quality and accessible dental care. For children, there is the ‘Child Dental Benefits Schedule’ (CDBS) which is an initiative that allows for up to $1000* for basic dental treatments.
Who Is Eligible?
To be eligible, the patient must be aged between 2-17 for at least 1 day of the calendar year. They must and also be eligible for Medicare, Family Tax Benefit A, or other relevant Australian Government payments.
To be able to receive the benefits for your child, eligibility will be granted if you are their parent/guardian, or if you’re an approved care organisation responsible for the child.
If you are unsure whether your child is eligible for CDBS, you can contact the Department of Human Services.
Which Services Are Eligible For the CDBS?
Dental check-ups and teeth cleaning
Fissure sealants and fillings
How To Claim?
Treatment is bulk billed through Medicare
- Eligible children pay $0 – no out of pocket costs
- No wait list – your child will have the next available appointment
To be able to claim CDBS with Cranbourne Dental Centre, simply make an appointment with us and inform us of the service required and mention that you would like to use CDBS. We will then require you to sign a consent form agreeing to the services and the cost.
At Cranbourne Dental Centre we offer bulk-billing, which means patients will not need to submit a claim with us under the CDBS.
One thing to note with the Child Dental Benefits Scheme is that it is not available for orthodontic or cosmetic dental work and will not be paid for any services provided in a hospital operating theatre.