Statement of Acknowledgement

We acknowledge and respect the traditional custodians on whose ancestral lands we provide dental services.

We acknowledge the deep feeling of attachment and relationship of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to Country.

We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people attending our services.

We are committed to improving the oral health outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices and names of people who have passed away.

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Our Birkenhead (Le Fevre) clinic is currently closed. Please phone (08) 8243 5629 during this period.

Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS)

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What is the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS)?

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) is a Commonwealth-funded initiative provided through Medicare designed to support families in accessing dental care for their children aged 0 to 17 years.

At SA Dental you can use CDBS, and we bulk bill Medicare, no additional fees are charged once the CDBS maximum benefit is reached.

Who can get it?

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

Our staff will also check with you before your appointment.

A child can access the scheme when all the following apply:

  • they're eligible for Medicare
  • they're between 0 and 17 years old for at least one day that calendar year
  • and get an eligible payment (e.g. Family Tax Benefit A) at least once that calendar year from Services Australia.

What's covered?

With CDBS your child can receive up to $1,095 worth of basic dental services over two calendar years.

Basic dental services covered by CDBS include:

  • check-ups
  • X-rays
  • cleaning
  • fissure sealing
  • fillings
  • root canals
  • extractions.

How do I access it?

When making a dental appointment for your child, ask about CDBS.

Your dentist can check if your child can use CDBS and the amount you may have left to use.

You can also use the scheme at SA Dental Clinics.

Request an appointment for your child here.

Further information