11 Mitchell Drive,
Kariong, NSW, 2250

Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS)

Child Dental Benefits Schedule

Family dental care can quickly become expensive, especially for growing families with children who have complex dental care needs.

Kariong Dental Care wants to do its part to make sure no child is left behind, so we subscribe to the Child Dental Benefits schedule as set out by the Australian Government to support children whose families receive Family Tax Benefit or any other relevant Australian Government payment. The scheme provides funding for dental care for every child who receives this scheme. The fund is usually $1000 for consecutive 2-year periods.

Children aged 2-17 years old qualify for the schedule, they will receive the same high-quality dental work that we would give to our privately funded patients.

Our Gosford dentist are experienced in providing dental care to children and treat each child who comes to our service with delicate care and attention.

How Do I Register?

Organizing health check-ups for the whole family is complicated enough. Therefore, if you receive government payments you don’t have to do anything. You and your children will be automatically enrolled for the No Gaps Billing and the Child Dental Benefits Schedule.

To make things even simpler you can contact the Department of Human Services and they will let you know if you qualify for the scheme and to what extent. Alternatively, you can check your child’s CDBS eligibility through your Medicare online account. All you will have to do when you arrive is fill out a form.

Kariong Dental Care, on the Central Coast, cares about your oral health and general wellbeing. We are proud to be a No Gaps Billing for check-ups and cleans and a CDBS provider. We are happy to provide your family with full dental check-up cover at no extra cost.  We want to make dental care as affordable as possible and guarantee a perfect smile for every family member. For more information about the Child Dental Benefits Scheme, please visit:

For all other dental treatment needs, we offer many interest-free payment plans. Please contact our friendly staff today on (02) 4340 2022 to find out more.

Child Dental Benefits Schedule

$1,000 free dental for eligible kids

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) provides eligible children with financial assistance for basic dental services, capped at $1000 over 2 consecutive calendar years. To be eligible for the CDBS, a child must:

  • be aged 2 to 17 years for at least 1 day of the calendar year
  • be eligible for Medicare
  • receive, or be part of a family receiving certain Australian Government payments

The Services that receive a benefit under the CDBS include: examinations, x-rays, cleaning, fissure sealing, fillings, root canals, extractions and partial dentures. Many of these services have claiming restrictions.

Benefits are not available for cosmetic dental work or orthodontics and cannot be paid for any services provided in a hospital.  

COVID-19 Message

Dear Patients, Families & Friends,

It’s official! We are now on Level 1 restrictions for dentistry.

Which means, as long as you have not been in a COVID-19 risk situation and don’t have a cold or flu symptoms we can provide all your regular dental treatments.

This includes examinations, checkup and cleans, restorative procedures such as replacing missing or damaged teeth, crowns, bridges, dentures and implants, orthodontic treatment, fillings, cosmetic veneers, extractions and preventative procedures.

We will continue to provide you with the safe, high-quality dental care you can trust. We are fully equipped to offer this crucial service with full compliance with Government sanctions in dealing with the Coronavirus.

Here is how we will take additional steps to keep you safe:

  • Upon arrival at your appointment you will notify us you have arrived and we will notify you when you can enter the practice safely avoiding all waiting room contact.
  • The practice will continue to be fully sanitised to ensure your safety.

Good oral health is closely linked to good overall health, so if you have not seen us for a while, then now is a perfect time. Plus, it’s always nice to have that clean mouth feeling.