What is pediatric preventative dentistry?

Dental prevention is just as important for children as it is for adults. Having a child start going to the dentist at an early age and regularly is a very important step in a lifetime of preventative dentistry. A typical program for children contains many steps, both in and out of the dental office.

Poor oral health in childhood can lead to severe dental problems in adolescence and adulthood.

We provide the following preventative services:

  • Cleaning to remove plaque and tartar
  • Mouth guards for protection during sports
  • Fissure Sealants are coatings applied to the back teeth to provide a barrier against decay
  • Our dentist will also demonstrate correct brushing and flossing techniques
  • Identify any risk and signs for tooth decay

Is my child eligible for the Medicare CDBS?

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule is means tested.

Services Australia determines eligibility from the start of each year, and throughout the year.

You do not need to register your child(ren) for the CDBS scheme. If your child(ren) are eligible, you will be automatically directly advised by Medicare. Notifications are sent either electronically or by post.

If at the end of the two year period your child(ren) remain eligible, you will receive another notification from Medicare and the $1,000 benefit will be reinstated for a further two calendar-year period.

A child is eligible if:

  • They qualify for Medicare (they must also be eligible for Medicare on the day the service is provided).
  • They are within the applicable age range (2-17 years) for at least some of that year
  • The child or parent/guardian receives an approved Australian Government payment, such as the Family Tax Benefit Part A, for at least some of that year

To find out more about the CDBS program, to check whether your child(ren) are eligible, or to find out the remaining balance, you can:

  • Contact Medicare directly on their general enquiries line 132 011 (7 days per week, 24 hours per day)
  • Visit the Services Australia website by clicking here.
  • Log in to your Medicare online account by clicking here.

Booking an appointment with us under the Medicare CDBS

When booking your appointment please advise us if you/your child are eligible for the CDBS scheme.

We will ask you to provide us with your child’s Medicare number so we can confirm their eligibility and check their remaining balance for treatment.

Please also bring your child’s Medicare card to the appointment with you.

child dental benefit schedule

Same day appointments available

Urgent Dental Care

(03) 9571 4500

Appointment Booking

Opening Hours

Monday-Thursday: 9:00 - 19:00 Sat: 8:00 - 14:00

1091A Glenhuntly Road

Caulfield, Victoria


Fill out the form and we will contact you during our working hours. Urgent dental care will be provided usually the same day.