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Child Dental Benefits Schedule Applecross

Visiting the dentist from an early age helps your child develop good dental care habits and oral health. At Epsom Dental Care Applecross, we strongly support the government-funded program that will help reduce your child’s dental expenses, and at the same time, keep their smiles strong and healthy.

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) is a government-funded program that provides access to benefits for basic dental services to children aged 0-17 years.

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Treatment under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule cover

The CDBS provides benefits for dental services, such as:

  • dental check-ups
  • X-rays
  • scale and cleans
  • fissure sealants
  • tooth fillings
  • root canal treatments
  • tooth extractions

These benefits are unavailable for orthodontic or cosmetic dental work and cannot be paid for any services provided in a hospital.

At Epsom Dental Care Applecross, we offer children’s dentistry services, including dental check-ups, tooth fillings, custom-made mouthguards, and more.

Eligible Candidates for the CDBS

The CDBS continues to be means-tested, which requires Family Tax Benefit Part A or a relevant Australian Government payment.

A child’s eligibility is determined at the beginning of every year and lasts the entire year.

A child is qualified if they are:

  • aged between 2 to 17 years at least one day that year
  • qualified for Medicare part of a family receiving Family Tax Benefit Part-A, or
  • receiving one of the following Australian Government Payments:
    • Youth Allowance
    • ABSTUDY Allowance
    • Disability Support Pension
    • Parenting Payment
    • Special Benefit
    • Carer Payment
    • Double Orphan Pension

Confirm if your child is qualified for the CDBS before booking their dental appointment.

Letting your Applecross dentist know that you plan to use the benefit for your child’s treatment helps us to be prepared for your visit.

Child Dental Benefits Schedule in Applecross

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule supports services, including dental examinations, X-rays, professional scaling and cleaning, fissure sealants, composite fillings, root canal treatment, and tooth extractions.

Epsom Dental Care Applecross accepts CDBS – contact us today if you have more questions or arrange your child’s next dental appointment with your Applecross dentist.

Child Dental Benefits Schedule in Applecross

Bulk Bill for eligible children
Up to $1,026 worth of dental treatments over two years

For questions and concerns about the Child Dental Benefits Schedule, simply contact us online or call (08) 9316 0555.

We are located at 729 Canning Hwy in Applecross WA.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if my child is qualified for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule?

You don’t need to apply for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule. If your child is qualified, Medicare will send you a letter.

To know if your child is eligible for CDBS, access your Medicare online account at

How do I use the $1,026 benefit?
Take advantage of the $1,026 benefit to pay for your child’s basic dental services in two years.

If the benefits are not fully used up in the first year, you can still use them in the next year only if your child is still in the program.

After the second year, any balance will not be rolled over.

Do I have to pay out-of-pocket expenses?

As long as your fund balance can cover the fees for your child’s appointment, you don’t need to pay any out-of-pocket expenses.

Your claim will be bulk-billed through Medicare, so no patient co-payment is needed.

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