The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) provides eligible children with up to $1026 in basic dental cover over two consecutive calendar years. As of 30 June 2022, nearly 3.2 million Australian children have received more than $2.6 billion in benefits and around 42.7 million services.
The CDBS is being reviewed to find out how the program can improve. We encourage recipients and providers of the CDBS to share their experiences. You can do so by visiting the Consultation: Child Dental Benefits Schedule webpage and completing the survey.
Survey submissions are now open and will close on 25 August 2022.
Find more information about CDBS policy and the review.
To check if your child is eligible and find more information on how to use the CDBS program, please visit the Services Australia website.