Child Dental Benefits Schedule services

We’ll cover some or all of the cost of a range of basic dental services for your child.

Dental services we cover

Dental services we’ll cover include:

  • examinations
  • x-rays
  • cleaning
  • fissure sealing
  • fillings
  • root canals
  • extractions

There are some restrictions for basic dental services. You should check with your dentist if there’s any item or time restrictions before starting your service.

These services won't count towards the threshold of the:

Dental services we don’t cover

  • orthodontic dental work
  • cosmetic dental work
  • any services you have in a hospital

There are also some restrictions for basic dental services. You should check with your dentist if there’s any item or time restrictions before starting your service.

Thresholds

You can claim up to $1,000 for each child over 2 consecutive calendar years.

The 2 calendar year period starts when your child gets their first dental service. If you don’t use the $1,000 in the first year, you can use it in the second year if your child remains eligible.

At the end of the 2 years, you will not be able to use any more of the available benefits even if you haven’t used the full $1,000. You can start a new 2 calendar year period if you remain eligible. This means you’ll get another $1,000 in benefits to claim over the next 2 years.

Dental health services

There are public dental services available in Australia. Read more on the Department of Health website about:

  • public dental services near you
  • other dental services and initiatives

Page last updated: 18 October 2017