Dental practitioner eligibility requirements

Eligibility for dental practitioners who claim Medicare benefits.

From 1 July 2022, you can provide services under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) if you have a Medicare provider number and you’re one of the following:

  • dental hygienist
  • dental therapist
  • oral health therapist.

To claim Medicare benefits, dental practitioners must:

Dental prosthetists

Dental prosthetists can register for a Medicare provider number, but they can’t use their provider number for Medicare billing.

Page last updated: 3 March 2022.