The Commonwealth Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) is a dental benefits program for eligible children aged 2–17 years that provides benefits over two years to the child for basic dental services.
Eligible families should have received a letter to confirm eligibility from the Commonwealth Department of Human Services
Benefits for basic dental services are capped at $1000 over two consecutive calendar years. If you do not use all of your benefit in the first year of eligibility, you can use it in the second year if you are still eligible. Any remaining balance will not be carried forward at the end of the second year.
Benefits cover a range of dental services including examinations, x-rays, cleaning, fissure sealing, fillings, root canal treatments and extractions. Benefits will not be available for orthodontic or cosmetic dental work and will not be paid for any dental services provided in a hospital operating theatre or oral surgery environment.
For further information, please visit the Dental Health Services Victoria page here.