The Federal Government’s CDBS scheme is offering over $1000 of free dental* care to eligible children aged 2 – 17.

The Child Dental Benefits Scheme (CDBS) provides individuals benefits for a range of services including examinations, x-rays, cleaning, fissure sealing, fillings, root canals and extractions. The means-tested initiative requires eligibility for a Family Tax Benefit Part A or a relevant Australian Government payment.

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Treatment is 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.

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.

It is simple to check whether your child is eligible – you can:

1. Check your myGov online account, in the Medicare section – it will advise whether your children are eligible.

2. Call Medicare on 132011.

3. Call your local Pacific Smiles Dental clinic with your Medicare card number and we can enquire on your behalf.

4. Enter your details into our online form and we will call you to discuss eligibility.

*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.

Why Choose Pacific Smiles Dental?

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Quality dentistry

At Pacific Smiles Dental we’re passionate about improving the oral health of all Australians. We offer a broad range of general, family and cosmetic dentistry services with a unwavering commitment to quality patient care.

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Exceptional service

4 out of 5 of our patients are highly satisfied with their treatment, and that’s because from the moment you contact us, you can expect the highest level of professionalism, expertise and care. Our dentists and staff are dedicated to providing service that instils you with comfort and confidence.

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Convenience that suit your lifestyle

Pacific Smiles Dental centres are situated in accessible locations across Australia, we have early morning, afternoon, evening and weekend appointments which means caring about your oral health has never been easier.