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About Dental Service

Community Dental Service is a 31 chair clinic located at the Anne Caudle Centre campus. The clinic provides quality emergency, general, denture and preventative dental care to all age groups. 

Commonwealth Child Dental Benefits Scheme (Children 2-17 years old)

What is the Commonwealth Child Dental Benefits Scheme (CDBS)? 

CDBS is a new Medicare funded programme that allows for up to $1000 basic dental treatment over a two year period for eligible 2-17 year olds.

Am I eligible?

2-17 year olds are eligible if they recieve Family Tax Benefit A or other relevant Australian Government payments. 

What dental treatments can be claimed?  

Check-ups, fissure sealants, cleaning, fillings, x-rays, extractions and root canals. Benefits exclude orthodontic or cosmetic dental work and services provided in a hospital operating theatre. 

Do I need to pay anything?

No, you will not have any out-of-pocket costs when your children are treated in a public dental clinic. All public dental clinics bulk bill treatments for children only. 

How to make an child dental appointment?

The children's dental program application form is at the bottom of this page.  Our staff will contact you to arrange an appointment.

For more CDBS information you can visit  

Other services

Emergency care

Clients seeking services must have a current Healthcare or Pension card. All emergencies undergo a triage assessment and are placed into one of five categories. A co-payment fee applies.The treatment time frame depends on the urgency of the dental problem. Treatment is provided to alleviate pain in cases of toothaches, dental swellings, broken teeth and fillings. Contact the dental clinic on 5454 7994.

General dental care 

Adults over 18 years seeking services must have a current Healthcare or Pension Card. A co-payment fee applies. To receive treatment clients need to be placed on a waiting list. Service also includes the provision of dentures where recommended by the dental practitioner.

Dental Teaching Clinic

Bendigo Health and La Trobe University operate a Dental Teaching Clinic for future dental professionals. Oral health and dentistry students will provide a full range of dental procedures for child, adolescent and adult patients. Dental treatment is free of charge and supervised by qualified dental professionals. Eligibility criteria apply. 

Contact us 

Monday - Friday, 8.15am - 4.45pm 

Level 7, Anne Caudle Centre campus, 
100 Barnard Street 
Bendigo, 3550 

(03) 5454 7994

Children's Dental Program Application

(e.g. 6 June 1998)

(include your postcode)

Do you hold a Health Care Card or pension Concession Card?

Bendigo Health and La Trobe University work in partnership to provide a teaching facility within the clinic for students studying their Bachelor of Oral Health / Bachelor and Masters of Dentistry. If you would like to have your child's treatment undertaken by a fully supervised student no co-payment feed is required.

Thank you! A member of our staff will contact you soon.

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