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Child Dental Benefits Schedule

We believe every child deserves happy, healthy teeth.

Your child may be eligible for Medicare funded dental services like...

  • check-up and cleans 
  • x-rays 
  • fillings 
  • fissure sealing
  • root canals
  • extractions

"The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) provides basic dental services to children aged between 2 and 17 years. Dental services are capped at $1000 over 2 consecutive calendar years. The 2 year cap period starts when a child or teenager first gets an eligible dental service.

The CDBS doesn't cover orthodontic, cosmetic dental work, or dental services provided in hospital.

There are some restrictions for dental services. These are listed in the Guide to the Child Dental Benefits Schedule on the Department of Health’s website."

To be eligible for the CDBS, your child must:

  • be aged 2 to 17 years for at least 1 day of the calendar year
  • be eligible for Medicare on the day of service
  • get, or be part of a family getting, certain Australian Government payments

We assess eligibility at the beginning of each calendar year and it's valid for the entire year. Children who become eligible later in the calendar year will have their eligibility backdated to begin from 1 January of that calendar year.

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Call Absolutely Dental now on 07 4723 8100 or fill out your details below to check your child’s eligibility.

Absolutely Dental @ Kirwan Plaza
1/40 Thuringowa Drive,
Kirwan QLD 4817

Absolutely Dental @ The Lakes
2/31-39 Martinez Avenue,
West End QLD 4810

Eligibility Form