What We Offer…

Woollahra Dental Practice offers no gap dental treatment for children who are eligible under child dental benefit schedule. This is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays. You can simply book any eligible treatment on Tuesday and/or Thursday of any week to take advantage of this offer. Please advise administration staff to check your records for eligibility and benefit amount remaining if you are unsure prior to booking.

What is Child Dental Benefit Schedule (CDBS)?

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule is a government funded dental scheme and commenced in January 2014 and will assist eligible children between the ages of 2 and 17 years of age. Eligible children can receive $1000 worth of government funded dental treatment from general dentist and dental specialists who have current registration with Australian Dental Board and have Medicare provider number. Visit the link below to find out more.

https://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/childdental

Who is eligible for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule?


Child Dental Benefits Schedule will be available to children between the ages of 2 and 17 years of age. They must be eligible for Medicare and the family must be in receipt of Tax Benefit Part A or receive one of the following Government payments

  • Youth Allowance
  • ABSTUDY
  • Disability Support Pension
  • Parenting Payment
  • Special Benefit
  • Carer Payment
  • Double Orphan Pension
  • Veteran’s Children Education Scheme, if the child is 16 or over
  • Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act Education and Training Scheme, if the child is 16 or over

How will I know if we’re eligible for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule?


Eligible families will receive written notification from the Australian Government from early 2014. The notification is not a voucher for service. Your dentist will check eligibility before commencement of any treatment.


What is covered by the Child Dental Benefits Schedule?


Dental services covered by the Child Dental Benefits Schedule include

High end dental services such as Orthodontics or Cosmetic Dentistry are not included.

What happens if my child reaches the $1000 benefit limit?


After a patient reaches their $1000 benefit limit, no further benefits under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule will be available within the 2nd calendar year period of time.


What if my child needs more treatment which will extend past the $1000 benefit limit?


Patients will need to pay the balance for any treatment over $1000. It is best to talk to your Dentist to understand if this may occur. We always supply treatment plans and costing prior to commencing any treatment.