Child Dental Benefits Schedule

Fresh Family Dental are proud to offer the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) at our practice to give eligible young patients the opportunity to receive high-quality dental care as they grow. The CDBS is a fantastic scheme that benefits both children and parents as it gives every child the chance to receive reliable dental care when they need it.

At Fresh Family Dental, we believe that having proper oral hygiene is essential for kids to maintain a healthy smile and goes a long way to boosting their confidence as they grow older. Our lead dentist and owner, Dr Andrea King and Dr Rachel O’Connor are a first choice when it comes to choosing a long-term dentist in Burleigh Heads.

We’re a trusted dentist for the whole family. From regular check-ups and fillings to crowns, wisdom tooth extraction and teeth whitening – we develop targeted dental plans to care for your oral health and help you to smile bright for years to come!

Give us a call today to chat about children’s dental with the CDBS and discover how it can help you and your children access premium dental care in Queensland.

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What is the Medicare Child Dental Benefits Schedule and What Does it Cover?

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule is a program offered by Medicare to children between 2-17 years of age. If eligible, it qualifies them to receive basic dental services funded by Medicare up to a total cost of $1,013 over a period of 2 calendar years. This 2-year cap period starts at the beginning of the year with no rollover. This means you will need to use the $1,013 within this timeframe as you won’t be able to carry it into the next 2-year period. 

Your child can be covered for basic Medicare dental services, including:

  • Fillings
  • Check-ups and cleans
  • Fissure sealants
  • X-rays
  • Tooth extractions
  • Root canals

There are some dental services that the CDBS don’t cover. These include any cosmetic treatments, such as whitening and Invisalign, or any services provided in hospital.

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Is Your Child Eligible for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule?


To be eligible to receive the CDBS, your child will need to be:

  • Aged between 2-17 years of age
  • Be eligible for Medicare on the day of treatment
  • Be receiving an Australian Government payment

If you would like more information on the CDBS and whether you are eligible, we welcome you to call our clinic and speak to one of our friendly team members. We’d be happy to discuss the details and your eligibility at a time that is convenient for you.

Why Choose Fresh Family Dental for All Your Dental Services?

 It feels good when you find a dentist that you can trust to take care of the whole family as they grow. Fresh Family Dental aims to be that dentist for you! 

We believe in forming long-term connections with our patients so that we become their go-to dentist during every stage of their lives.

Andrea King is a renowned dentist on the Gold Coast who is highly qualified with years of experience working in dental clinics before opening Fresh Family Dental. Together with Rachel O’Connor and the exceptional team, we use our skill and expertise to formulate customised dental strategies to target your concerns and specific needs.

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Since we understand that anyone can get anxious about visiting the dentist, we go out of our way to make your experience as comfortable as possible. Your dental treatments will be performed in a safe, calm, and friendly environment to put you at ease with caring team members overseeing your procedure every step of the way! If Andrea finds that she can’t complete the specialised dental services you require, she is able to draw upon her strong referral network and send you to one of her trusted associates.

Fresh Family Dental is in the perfect location for offering dental services to patients in Burleigh Heads and surrounding suburbs, including Robina and Varsity Lakes. 


If you have a child or teenager that’s aged between 2-17 years that requires dental treatment, why not consider the Child Dental Benefits Schedule? It helps to take the pressure of dental costs off parents and ensures kids get professional dental care to maintain optimal oral health and hygiene as they grow older. Call our clinic today to book in or enquire more about how the CDBS can help your family.