Have you heard about the Child Dental Benefit Schedule?

What’s the CDBS?

It’s a federally funded dental scheme that started on 1 January 2014 to replace the Medicare Teen Voucher Scheme.

Does Peoplecare Eyes & Teeth offer this service?

Yes! All our dentists are eligible providers and are great at making your kids feel at ease.

Who’s eligible for the CDBS?

Eligibility is assessed by the Department of Human Services. Someone might be eligible for up to $1,013 every 2 years for each child if they:

  • are between 2 and 17 years old
  • receive a relevant Government payment at any point in the calendar year

To check eligibility, you can call Medicare on 132 011 or head to the Department of Human Services.

Please keep in mind that eligibility needs to be checked before we can give treatment under the CDBS.

What’s the benefit?

A benefit of up to $1,013 over 2 years is available to eligible patients. The 2 years starts on the date that the first service is claimed and ends on 31 December the following calendar year.

The whole $1,013 can be used in the first year if it’s needed. If any of the benefit is left over after the first year, another assessment will need to be done in the second year to make sure they’re still eligible.

How is it billed?

The CDBS is bulk billed.

You’ll need to fill in a consent form at the first visit, which will cover all services of the treatment plan during that calendar year. We’ll need a new consent form for each year that the child is eligible for the scheme.

What services does the CDBS cover?

  • Diagnostic & preventative services (exam, X-rays, clean, fluoride, etc.)
  • Restorative services (fillings)
  • Endodontics (pulp & root canal extractions)
  • Oral surgery (extractions, surgical extractions)


Book a dental appointment

We’re open for essential appointments only

The health and safety of our customers, community and staff is our number 1 priority.

Our doors will remain open to essential and emergency appointments, however we’re unable to take on any non-essential appointments at this time.

Our dental and optical clinicians will still be able to help with urgent requests through telephone consultations, so please call us 1300 574 778 and we will do our best to help.

Please note we’re not accepting walk-ins. All visitors (including for glasses selection & pickup) are required to call and make an appointment.

Additional measures to keep you safe

  • Operating by appointment only: no walk-ins or non-essential appointments
  • Temperature testing on entry
  • QR check-in on arrival
  • All customers (over 12yrs old) must wear a face mask (apart from medical exemptions)
  • Social distancing of 1.5 metres
  • Limiting traffic inside our store
  • Additional cleaning between appointments

For your next appointment

  • Book online or call 1300 574 778
  • Don’t arrive early
  • Please don’t come in if you are unwell. We are more than happy to reschedule your appointment
  • If you’re making any purchases, please pay by card to help stop the spread of germs

Take care!
The Team @ Peoplecare Eyes & Teeth