Who can get it

Check if your child is eligible for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS).

You don’t need to apply or register for CDBS. If your child is eligible we’ll send you a letter.

Your child can get CDBS 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.

You can be either the child’s:

  • parent or guardian
  • approved care organisation.

If you’re a teenager and have a partner

You may be able to get CDBS in a calendar year when:

  • you’re 17 years old, or younger for at least 1 day that year
  • your partner gets an eligible payment from us.
Next: What’s covered

Find out what child dental services we cover and how much we cover.

Page last updated: 26 September 2019