Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS)


Free* dental care for children

At MC Dental, we love when children visit the dentist from a young age and have a positive experience that sets them up for a lifetime of good oral health. Medicare offers up to $1,052 free* child’s dental over two calendar years through the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS).


What services are covered by CDBS?

Funds from the CDBS can be applied to various dental procedures such as check-ups, x-rays, teeth cleaning, fillings, tooth extractions, and root canals. However, the CDBS does not subsidize orthodontic procedures or the expenses related to general anaesthesia.


Who’s eligible for the CDBS?

Medicare’s CDBS is for families already receiving other benefits, such as Family Tax Benefit A payments. If you need more clarification, ask us! We can help put you on the right track and tell you exactly who to call.


Which clinics can process on the spot claims?

MC Dental Glen Waverley, Doncaster, Highpoint and Brighton can process Medicare claims on the spot. Other MC Dental locations require payment in full and the patient to claim the benefit back from Medicare. Call our friendly team for further details.

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The CDBS is for children aged 0 to 17 who are eligible for Medicare and who also receive at least one of the following benefits:

  • Family Tax Benefit Part A
  • Carer Payment
  • Disability Support Pension
  • Parenting Payment
  • Special Benefit
  • Youth Allowance
  • Help under the Veterans’ Children Education Scheme (VCES) if the child is 16 -17 years
  • Help under the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act Education and Training Scheme if the child is 16-17 years

CDBS payments are made to parents, guardians, or approved care organisations in some cases. Eligibility is assessed at the beginning of the calendar year. You or your child must meet the requirements for at least one day of the year.

For more info, visit Australian Government Services Australia. 

You can check your eligibility by calling Medicare at 132150 or visiting mygov. 

Alternatively, you can call MC Dental on 8608-8968.

*Free when services covered by the Commonwealth Government’s Child Dental Benefits Schedule are bulk billed by participating Practitioners for treatments provided to eligible patients.

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Why choose MC Dental for your child’s dental care?

MC Dental is an excellent choice for children because:

The dentists at MC Dental are great with children and take the time to make children and parents feel comfortable with all aspects of dentistry.

Our dentists explain the importance of dental tools with patience and appreciate that young children are generally unfamiliar with regular visits to the dentist.

MC Dental Glen Waverley, MC Dental Westfield Doncaster, MC Dental Brighton, MC Dental Highpoint will bulk-bill treatment for eligible CDBS patients, which means that you will not have to pay any money out of your own pocket.  Book Now by clicking buttons below or call us at 8608-8968.