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Bulk billing children under 17 years of age is done under the Medicare Child dental benefit scheme, a dental benefits program for eligible children aged 2‐17 years. It provides up to $1,000 in benefits to the child for a range of general dental services. Services for example include (Many of these services have claiming restrictions):

  • General Check Up
  • Cleans
  • X-Rays
  • Fissure Sealing
  • Fillings
  • Root Canals
  • Extractions
  • Partial Dentures

Who Is Eligible For CDBS?

Children aged between 2 and 17 years are able to be assessed for eligibility at the beginning of each calendar year for the entirety of the coming year. To be eligible, a child must qualify for Medicare, and they must be a part of a family who receives an applicable government payment, for example the Family Tax Benefit Part A.

If you have questions about CDBS, call us on 3269 2443 to talk to any of our friendly staff so we can answer all your queries.

How Can I Find Out If My Child Qualifies?

The most straightforward way is to access your Medicare account, either online at or you can call the Medicare General Enquiries line on 132 011. The next step is to contact Sandgate Bayside Dental and let us know your child qualifies. Alternatively you can contact us and provide our friendly reception team with your medicare card details and we will happily check it for you. We can then schedule an appointment for your child to discuss suitable treatment options for them, based on their dental health. We will also discuss any associated costs of these services, which are bulk billed under CDBS (limits apply) and you will need to sign a consent form before we provide any treatment. 

What is the benefit cap under Medicare?

Under the CDBS, for each child up to $1,000 can be claimed over 2 consecutive calendar years. The 2 year period begins from your child’s first eligible dental service, lasting for a full calendar year.

If the full $1000 is not used in the first year, this then rolls over to the next year as long as your child is still eligible.

If the full 2 years has passed and the $1000 amount has not been used, it cannot be rolled over.

You can however start a new 2 calendar year period if you remain eligible, meaning you’ll receive another $1,000 in benefits to claim over the next 2 years. Above we have mentioned what treatments are covered in this scheme. Some of the treatments are not covered which includes orthodontic treatment (braces), Cosmetic dentistry and Dental services provided in hospital.

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How do I book my child in for dental treatment using CDBS?

  1. Call Sandgate Bayside Dental (07) 3269 2443 to make an appointment. Advise the receptionist that your child is covered under the CDBS, and provide your medicare card number.
  2. Discuss your child’s dental concerns, if any, with our dentist, and they will advise you on the treatment costs, and what treatment services are covered by CDBS.
  3. After you have been informed of the likely treatment and costs, a Patient Consent Form will be completed by the patient or patient’s parent/guardian in regards to both the treatment and costs.
  4. As CDBS services are bulk-billed, once you have provided your medicare card number and established you are a CDBS patient, you will be set up on our system and will not be required to do anything further.

How can I claim the Medicare CDBS benefit post appointment?

CDBS services are bulk-billed at Sandgate Bayside Dental, therefore nothing further is required on your part after establishing eligibility. Once you have provided your medicare card number, the amount will be deducted from the benefit cap following the appointment.

Child Dental Benefits Schedule

Sandgate Bayside Dental is located at 74 Loudon Street, Sandgate, opposite Sandgate Town Hall. There is ample on site parking and we are situated close to public transport. We are open early morning from 8 AM so you can get them in just before school, through to 5:30 PM at night Monday – Friday except Tuesday when we are open till 7:00 pm if you want to pop in after work. Can’t make it during the week? Don’t stress, we are open Saturdays from 8 AM – 1 PM.

If you’d like to know more about the Child Dental Benefits Schedule, or just want to have a chat – give us a call at our Sandgate Bayside Dental practice on 3269 2443


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About Us

For over 25 years, our practice has been caring for people from Sandgate, Shorncliffe, Brighton, Deagon, Bracken Ridge, Boondall, Taigum, Woody Point, Clontarf, Margate, Redcliffe and other surrounding areas.

Our main priority is to provide affordable, gentle and quality dental care to the Sandgate and surrounding communities.

Contact Us

(07) 3269 2443

74 Loudon St, Sandgate
QLD 4017

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