Government Dental Scheme

Children will feel comfortable in our dental practice.

Under the current government dental scheme, Western Australians aged 17 years and over or those who have a dependent child under 4 years old and hold a current Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card are eligible for government funded general and emergency dental care.

The new CDBS is a government dental subsidy scheme that covers a wide range of emergency and general dental care services for children aged between 2 and 17 years old.

Children will be able to receive a payout capped at 1,000 each over a two-year calendar period to cover the cost of basic dental services, such as x-rays, cleaning and fillings.

Please note, this government dental scheme is means tested and some procedures are not covered. For more information about government dental assistance in Australia, visit the Department of Health website at

St John Dental utilises the HICAPS on-the-spot claims system to allow us to claim your rebate from your health fund on your behalf.

Please note: your health fund benefit is calculated according to the level of cover you have with your health insurer.

Patients with no private health insurance will not be eligible for assistance under the government dental scheme and will be charged the St John Dental scheduled fees for each dental procedure.

For more information regarding service fees and rebates under the WA government dental assistance scheme, please contact us or ask your dentist to provide this at the initial consultation appointment.