This section of the department's website provides information about the government's dental initiatives.

Page last updated: 18 May 2015

The Commonwealth provides assistance for 2-17 year olds through the Child Dental Benefits Schedule. This replaced the Medicare Teen Dental Plan from 1 January 2014.

Services for low income adults are funded through the National Partnership Agreements on public dental services. For more details on public dental services in your state or territory, visit your State Health Department's website:

Information on the Commonwealth's dental health initiatives

National Oral Health Plan

The Standing Council on Health (now known as the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Health Council), through the Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council, has tasked the National Oral Health Plan Monitoring Group to develop a new national plan for 2015-2024.

For further information, please visit the National Oral Health Plan website.