Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS), what do you need to know and what should you do?
Do you know you could be eligible for government help for your children’s dental services?
Since 2014 Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) has provided access to benefits for basic dental services to around three million children aged 2-17 years.
What dental services will benefits cover?
The CDBS provides individual benefits for a range of dental services including:
- x-rays, cleaning
- fissure sealing,
- root canals
Benefits are not available for orthodontic or cosmetic dental work and cannot be paid for any services provided in a hospital.
Children between 2-17 years will have access to $1000 over a two calendar-year period. The CDBS has a means test which requires receipt of Family Tax Benefit Part A or a relevant Australian Government payment.
How do you access CDBS?
If you have never accessed the CDBS before, contact your local National Dental Care clinic to discuss how it works and the options available to your family.
The CDBS is one way you can help your kids become familiar with the local National Dental Care team, and get them on track for a lifetime of great oral health.
Call your local National Dental Care practice to discuss the Child Dental Benefits Schedule today and make the most of this generous program.