Child Dental Benefits Schedule

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What Is The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS)?

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule is an opportunity for parents to receive part or the full cost of some basic dental services for their children if they receive certain payments from Medicare.

Who Is CDBS for?

To be eligible for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS), your child must be

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) includes the following benefits for children:

A Benefit limit up to $1,095 over 2 calendar years for basic dental services under CDBS.

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule will cover dental services including:

  • check -ups
  • X-rays
  • Cleaning
  • Fissure Sealing
  • Fillings
  • Root Canal Therapy
  • Extractions

Dental services not covered by The Child Dental Benefits Schedule are:

  • Orthodontic Work
  • Cosmetic dental work (E.G. Teeth Whitening)
  • Any Dental Services in a Hospital

The 2 year period

You can claim up to $1,095 for each child over 2 consecutive calendar years for each eligible child.

The 2 year period starts at the beginning of the calendar year in which your child both:

  • becomes eligible
  • gets their first dental service.

You can use the full amount up to $1,095 in the first calendar year. This will leave no funds for the second year. If you don’t use the full $1,095 in the first year, you can use it in the second year if your child is still eligible.

If you don’t use the full amount within the 2 calendar years, you can’t use the remaining funds. You’ll have to wait for a new 2 year cover period to start.

You also won’t be able to use any remaining funds once your child is no longer eligible.