The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) provides basic dental care for children of low-income families. Since 2014, Australian citizens have been able to take advantage of this government program.
Children of eligible families, aged 2 to 17, have been able to receive up to $1000 of dental care over a 2 year period. Services included examinations, x-rays, cleanings, fissure sealing, fillings, root canals, and extractions. However, orthodontic or cosmetic dental work has not been covered.