The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) provides basic dental services to children aged between 2 and 17 years.
Dental services covered by the CDBS include:
The CDBS doesn’t cover orthodontic, cosmetic dental work, or dental services provided in the hospital.
At Deer Park Dental Surgery, we provide children’s dentistry services including dental care plans, treatments, and check-ups.
A child’s eligibility is assessed at the start of each year and lasts the whole year.
A child is eligible if they are:
receiving one of the following Australian Government Payments:
You will receive a letter from Medicare about Child Dental Benefits Schedule.
You can confirm your child’s eligibility by accessing your Medicare online account at my.gov.au or calling the Medicare general enquiries hotline on 132 011.
They will still be able to join the GuS (Grow Up Smiling) program at no out of pocket expense to the school or parents – so long as you submit all requested information and records to their teacher by the school deadline.
You may use the capped benefit of $1000 to pay for your child’s essential dental services over two years.
If the funds are not fully used within the first year, you can use them in the second year, provided your child is still eligible.
After the second year, any remaining balance will not be carried forward.
As long as your balance amount can cover the fees for the day’s appointment, you will not have to pay any out-of-pocket expenses.
Your claim will be bulk-billed via Medicare, so no patient co-payment is necessary.
Children require proper dental attention as much as adults do. They are prone to dental emergencies and are subject to multiple dental issues.
Our dental team detects dental problems early and prevents them from developing. This early diagnosis helps parents monitor their children’s health.
Underlying dental issues may cause more severe overall health problems if ignored.
Deer Park Dental Surgery is committed to educating children about the importance of their dental health. It is important that they learn to practice oral hygiene as early as one year old.
The CDBS provides benefits for a range of services including dental examinations, X-rays, scaling and cleaning, fissure sealing, composite fillings, root canal treatments, and tooth extractions.
These benefits are not available for orthodontic or cosmetic dental work and cannot be paid for any services provided in a hospital.
Deer Park Dental Surgery accepts CDBS – contact us today if you have any further questions, or to arrange your child’s next dental appointment.
We accept Medicare Bulk Bill for eligible children
For more information about Child Dental Benefits Schedule, call (03) 9360 4417 or come and visit us at T097A Brimbank Shopping Centre Neale Road in Deer Park.
All insurances are accepted with HICAPS. We are preferred provider for NIB and HCF
We are located in a busy medical centre in Brimbank Shopping Centre with plenty of cafes and shops nearby.
Easily accessible via public transportation (bus stop within walking distance)