Regular dental check-ups keep children’s teeth healthy and help prevent fillings and extractions. All children under 18 can use Your Community Health services.
Free or reduced-cost services are available for some children.
FREE for all children 12 years and under.
Available for all other children aged 13 to 18. Fees vary depending on the type of treatment.
General Care (such as check ups, fillings, extractions and sealants)
FREE for all children 17 years and under who are:
- Government concession card holders
- Dependents of concession card holders
- Refugees or asylum seekers
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
- In out-of-home care provided by the Children, Youth and Familiies Division of the Department of Human Services
- Attending a special or special development school
FREE (bulk-billed) up to $700 over a 2 year period for Child Dental Benefits Scheme (CDBS) beneficiaries aged 2-17 years.
$35 per course of treatment for all other children 12 years and under, capped at $140 per family (children only).
Fees vary depending on the type of treatment for all other children under 18 years.
What is the Child Dental Benefit Scheme?
The Child Dental Benefit Scheme (CDBS) is a Medicare funded program that allows for up to $750 of dental treatment over a 2 year period for 2–17 year olds, if the family is receiving Family Assistance Tax Benefit A.
Children can have their check-ups, fissure sealants, cleaning, fillings, x-rays, extractions and root canals as needed. CDBS excludes orthodontic or cosmetic dental work.
You will not have any out-of-pocket costs as long as you bring your Medicare card to the appointment with you. The bulk bill claim will be processed electronically before you leave the clinic.