Child Dental Benefits Scheme

The Child Dental Benefit Schedule

Replaces the teen dental system!

At Boyd Street Dental,  we are pleased to announce our support for the new government funded dental system, which allows children aged 2-17 to receive the dental treatment they need and deserve.  The Child Dental Benefits Scheme (CDBS), now available at our practice, has replaced the Teen Dental Voucher system, entitling your child to a $1,000 dental services benefit (over a two year period). This allowance can be used towards basic dental treatment, such as check-ups, x-rays, fillings and extractions.

The CDBS is run through Medicare and covers the following dental services:

General Services:

  • Your child’s dental check-up every 6 months
  • X-rays that are required (performed in practice)
  • Cleaning services
  • Fissure sealants
  • Some extractions
  • Partial dentures
  • Fillings

Sedation - 

  • Nitrous oxide (children’s dental anxiety treatment)

Is my child eligible to receive the CDBS?

Children aged 2 to 17 who meet certain means testing are eligible for the CDBS. Families eligible for Family Tax Benefit Part A (FTB-A) or certain other government payments can take advantage of the CDBS. For more information on eligibility and qualifying we recommend visiting the Department of Human Services in person or on their website

Are there any additional fees I have to pay?

A gap is only required in the instance you exceed your $1000 allowance, or if you your child is receiving a treatment that is not covered by the benefit. Here at Australia Fair dental Care we will inform you of any gap payments you may need to pay so that you are prepared before your child receives dental treatment. While we can inform you of your balance when you visit us, you can also check your balance by phoning Human Services on 132 150

Seek the dental treatment your child deserves

Here at Boyd Street Dental, we understand that some children may feel anxious about visiting the dentist, which is why we ensure their visit is one that is fun, interactive and comfortable. This environment allows your child to learn all they can about the importance of good oral hygiene, instilling healthy habits that we hope will last a lifetime.


Book an appointment today call:  07-55361682