Katoomba Dental Centre

Child Dental Benefits Schedule

It is vital to your children's future to make sure they are receiving the dental care they need. Unfortunately the costs for looking after both yours and your children's oral health can sometimes be to great, and for some lower income families that is certainly the case.

The Australian Government offers up to $1,000 every two years for children that are eligible for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule.  

Who is Eligible?

You can get the benefits for your child if:

  • you're their parent or guardian, or
  • you're an approved care organisation
  • the child gets an eligible payment for at least 1 day of the calendar year

Children who get payments n their own name can also get the benefits if they're:

  • 2 to 17 years old for at least 1 day of the calendar year
  • eligible for Medicare, and 
  • getting an eligible payment for at least 1 day of the calendar year

In some circumstances, teenagers who have a partner that get a payment from us may also be eligible to get the benefits.

Eligible Payments

Child's Parent, Carer, or Guardian:


Teenager's Partner:


Dental services covered under the Schedule

Dental services that the Child Dental Benefits Schedule include:

  • Examinations
  • X-rays
  • Cleaning
  • Fissure Sealing
  • Fillings
  • Root Canals
  • Extractions

There are some restrictions for basic dental services. You can ask one of the staff for more information on any treatment or time restrictions before starting any service.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
In accordance with recent ADA recommendations, we are operating at Level 1 restrictions. We can continue seeing patients for all routine treatments, including checkups and cleans. We will continue to screen patients before seeing our dentists, and any patient that is suspected of having COVID-19 will not be able to be treated. This protocol will be in place until at least the 31st May 2020. If you have any questions, please call us.