Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS)

Every child deserves a healthy smile

At Puckle St Dental, we believe that every child deserves a healthy smile. That’s why we’re proud to participate in the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS), an Australian Government initiative that provides affordable dental care for children aged 2-17 years.

With the CDBS, eligible children can receive up to $1000 in Commonwealth funded benefits for general dental services over a two-year period. This includes basic dental services like check-ups, x-rays, fillings and extractions, ensuring that essential dental care is accessible to families.

To check your child’s eligibility for the CDBS, simply fill out the Child Dental Benefits form below or login to your MyGov account. To ensure that you make the most of your child’s entitled benefits, it’s important to keep your details up to date with Medicare and Centrelink. If you have any questions or concerns about the CDBS, our friendly team is here to help.

At Puckle St Dental, we strive to provide high-quality dental care for children in a warm and welcoming environment. We believe that every child deserves the best dental care possible, without the cost being a barrier. To take advantage of the Child Dental Benefits Schedule, contact us today at (03) 9370 7171 or book your appointment online.


  • Child Dental Benefits Schedule Bulk Billing Patient Consent Form

  • certify that I have been informed:
    • - of the treatment that has been or will be provided from this date under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule;
    • - of the likely cost of this treatment; and
    • - that I will be bulk billed for services under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule and I will not pay out-of-pocket costs for these services, subject to sufficient funds being available under the benefit cap.
  • This form is valid up to 31 December of the calendar year for which it is signed.
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Your Free Kids Dental* questions answered

What is the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS)?

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule provides eligible families with children aged 2-17 years old with access to a benefit of $1000* for eligible dental services over a 2 calendar year period.

What treatment does the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) cover?

The CDBS provides benefits for a range of dental services including: Dental Check-ups // X-rays // Teeth cleaning // Fissure sealing // Fillings // Root canals // Tooth extractions

Benefits are not available for orthodontics or cosmetic dental work and cannot be paid for any services provided in a hospital.

Who is eligible for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS)?

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

Your child is eligible when: they are eligible for Medicare // they are between 2 and 17 years old for at least 1 day that year // you or they get an eligible payment at least once that year.

*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.