Child Dental Benefit Scheme

Child Dental Benefit Scheme

About the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) in Melbourne

The CDBS (Child Dental Benefits Schedule) is a Medicare controlled children’s dental scheme that provides up to $1,000 every two calendar years to help families by covering various dental services for eligible children aged between two and 18 years of age.

Dental on Clarendon is a South Melbourne based dental clinic that provides CDBS scheme services to help families provide children with dental treatments that they can afford. Get in touch with us to find out more about the CDBS and how your child can benefit.

Learn More About the Dental Benefits Scheme Today

If you’re looking for a kids’ dental scheme that will assist in treating your child’s dental issues, get in touch with Dental on Clarendon to learn more about the CDBS Scheme and what it can cover. Call us on (03) 9690 3285 or submit an enquiry on our contact page for more information.

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Commonly Asked Questions

How Can the Children’s Dental Scheme Help My Child?

The services covered by the CDBS scheme aim to help prevent any dental diseases or to restore teeth affected by infection or trauma. Dental on Clarendon will discuss our treatment plan with you to plan an appropriate preventative treatment plan for your child that’s within the scope of the services the CDBS scheme covers.

What Dental Treatments Are Covered by the CDBS?
  • Regular dental examinations
  • Fillings
  • X-rays
  • Cleanings
  • Fissure sealants
  • Tooth extraction
  • Root canal treatments
Who is Eligible for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule?

We advise that you use your online Medicare account on MyGov or call Medicare on 132 011 to see if your child is eligible. However, children aged between 2-17 years old who receive at least one of the following benefits are usually eligible:

  • Carer payment
  • Youth allowance
  • Family Tax Benefit Part A
  • Disability support pension
  • Parenting payment
  • Special benefits
Which Dental Services Aren’t Covered by the CDBS?

The CDBS does not cover the following dental treatments:

  • Orthodontic dentistry (i.e. braces or Invisalign)
  • Cosmetic dentistry (i.e. dental crowns or  veneers)
  • Any treatments performed in a hospital
How Can My Child Receive Dental Services Under the CDBS?

For your child to get dental services under the children’s dental scheme at our clinic, you must:

  1. Make an appointment at our South Melbourne clinic, and notify us that you will be claiming the appointment under the CDBS.
  2. Have a discussion with our dentist about what treatments your child requires, the costs involved, and if there are any type of restrictions involved in terms of your eligibility for the dental benefits scheme.
  3. Sign a consent form our dentist will provide you with to agree to your child undergoing our services and the cost involved.
  4. Have our dentist perform these procedures.
Can I Use My Private Insurance to Claim Treatments Covered by CDBS?

No. Treatments that have already been claimed through the CDBS cannot be claimed with private health insurance.

Urgent update for all our patients

As you are aware, the coronavirus is having a devastating impact on the health and wellbeing of people across the globe

Effective Immediately

Dental on Clarendon will be closed until further notice. As directed by the Australian Dental Association (ADA), dentists can only restrict treatment to urgent or emergency care only.

The ADA defines this as:

  • Severe toothache pain (on a pain scale of 1 to 10, a 5 or more that has lasted more than 24 hours)
  • New or recent swelling of your gums or face (within the past three to seven days)
  • Bleeding in your mouth that does not stop following tooth extraction or gum surgery
  • Tooth infection
  • Recent trauma, such as a broken tooth causing pain

If you are a current patient at Dental On Clarendon please call us on 96903285 and we will attend to your call as soon as possible.

We thank our loyal patients for their understanding during this difficult time, and we will be in contact with you upon our re-opening.

Wishing everyone the best of health – stay safe! The team at Dental On Clarendon