Child Dental Benefits Scheme
What is the Child Dental Benefits Scheme?
The Child Dental Benefits Scheme is a dental benefits program provided by the Australian Government for eligible children aged 0‐17 years that provides up to $1,052 in benefits to the child for basic dental services.
Which children are eligible for dental services?
How long does eligibility last?
Will ‘Fun Smiles’ be able to check if my child is eligible?
How does the benefit cap work?
Eligible children have a maximum of $1052 to be used on eligible treatments over 2 years. The relevant two year period commences from the calendar year in which the patient first receives an eligible dental service.
A patient’s entire benefit cap can be used in the first year if needed. If the entire benefit cap is not used in the first year, the balance can be used in the following year if the child is still eligible.
How much are the bulk billed item fees?
What if my child is not eligible for the scheme?
We can provide a dental examination, cleaning and remineralisation treatment as needed for your child at a cost of $99 if aged under 2 years and $150 if aged 2 or over. Once your child is at school our private fee is $199. If you are a member of a health fund, you should be able to claim this back through your fund.
Please check with your health fund.