Child Dental Benefit Flyer

Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA)

You may be able to receive dental services if you have an assessed clinical need and a:

Child Dental Health Scheme (CDBS)

  • Acces to benefits for basic dental services (capped over 2 years)
  • Includes check-ups, X-rays, cleaning, fissure sealing, fillings, root canal and extractions.

Your child may be eligible if:

  • they are aged 2 to 17
  • they are eligible for Medicare and
  • you or your child are getting Family Tax Benefit Part A or certain other government payments


Metropolitan Patients Dental Subsidy Scheme (MPDSS)

Metropolitan Patients Dental Subsidy Scheme (MPDSS): when funding permits provides opportunity for eligible metropolitan patients on a public dental waiting list to be issued on authority to undergo a course of non-urgent subsidised general dental care at participating private dental practitioners

Eligible patients with a General Treatment Authority form can access either 75% or 50% of up to $1500 dental treatment or 75% or 50% of emergency dental of up to $600 bulk billed to Medicare. The remaining amount is paid by the patient on the day of treatment.