The Child Dental Benefits Scheme is a new child dental benefits programme that gives eligible children access to up to $1013 in benefits per child for dental services over two consecutive calendar years. Children aged between two and 17 will be eligible for Medicare funded dental care.

If your family receives Family Tax Benefit Part A, each of your children will be eligible for up to $1013 worth of Medicare funded dental treatment over a two year period. If your child doesn’t use the full $1013 of dental benefits in the first year, they can use the balance in the second year if they are still eligible.

Child Dental Benefits cover most dental treatment, including:

  • Examinations
  • Scaling and Cleaning
  • Fillings
  • X-rays
  • Fissure Sealing
  • Root Canal Treatment
  • Extractions

Orthodontic services, cosmetic dental services and services provided in a hospital are not covered.

At Keilor Dental Group, we will not charge you any additional fees or gap fees for any Child Dental Benefit Scheeme claims.

How to use the Child Dental Benefits Scheme

  1. Check that each of your children are eligible for the Child Dental Benefit Scheme by accessing your Medicare online account at or by calling Medicare general enquiries on 132 011.
  2. Call our clinic at 03 9336 2062 or fill in the form on the right to request an appointment and our friendly staff will help you book an appointment at your earliest convenience for each of your children.
  3. During your visit, please bring your medicare card and inform the dentist that your child is eligible for the CDBS.

For more information about the Medicare Child Dental Benefits Scheme, please visit the Human Services website at