Welcome to Issue 4 (March 2013) of Your Smile, the Care For Smiles occasional newsletter.
In this issue:
- Care For Smiles Expansion Plans.
- Making an Appointment: Interim Reception Arrangements.
- Recommend a Friend.
- Medicare Teen Dental Voucher.
- Regular Check-ups Save You Money.
- Are You Social?
Care For Smiles Expansion Plans.
Care For Smiles will soon be expanding its Coburg Dental Clinic to include our own reception area and receptionist, additional dental rooms, dental therapist, and visiting dental specialists.
Care For Smiles is not moving from its current location.
More information: www.careforsmiles.com.au/growing
Making an Appointment: Interim Reception Arrangements.
To make a dental appointment with Care For Smiles:
- In person at the Care For Smiles Dental Clinic at Shop B, 1-3 Louisa Street, Coburg
(Enter via the corridor between Dan Murphy’s and Pharmasave)
- Call 9384 6155
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Visit our webpage www.careforsmiles.com.au
Until the new Care For Smiles reception area is ready, there are interim reception arrangements in place. When you arrive for an appointment or if you wish to make an in-person booking, please use the buzzer on the medical reception desk to notify Care For Smiles staff that you are waiting. If the buzzer is not there, please call 9384 6155 and leave a message. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before your appointment time.
More information: http://www.careforsmiles.com.au/blog/2013/02/23/reception-arrangements/
Recommend a Friend.
As our way of saying “Thank You”, for recommending your friends and family to Care For Smiles, for each person referred, Care For Smiles will deduct $20.00 from the cost of your next visit. Please make sure your friends and family mention who recommended them to Care For Smiles, so that you do not miss out on your “Thank You” gift. There is no limit on the number of $20.00 “Thank You” gifts that you can collect; however, some restrictions apply:
The “Thank You” gift is not transferrable and must be used within 12 months.
The deduction occurs after payment of Private Health Insurance rebates and does not apply to bulked-billed items such as the Medicare teen dental voucher or treatments for holders of Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) White or Gold cards.
Medicare Teen Dental Voucher.
The Australian Government introduced the Medicare Teen Dental Plan to help with the cost of an annual preventative dental check for eligible teenagers aged 12-17 years.
Your child would have recently received a Teen Dental voucher. At Care For Smiles your teenage child can expect to receive a Dental Consultation / Examination (check-up), 2 X-rays, Scale and Clean, and Fluoride Treatment and, of course, a Healthy Smile !
Care For Smiles bulk-bills Medicare for these services, therefore, there are no out-of-pocket or ‘gap’ expenses.
More information: http://www.careforsmiles.com.au/services/teen-dental/
Regular Check-ups Save You Money.
The best way to lower the cost of dental care is to prevent dental decay and gum disease through maintaining good oral hygiene, including brushing and flossing.
Regular check-ups and early intervention are a relatively inexpensive way to avoid potentially future higher costs.
Depending on the individual, the Care For Smiles dentist will usually recommend patients return after 6 months or 12 months for a check-up and clean. For existing patients, the check?up and clean is performed at the discounted rate of $120.
More information: http://www.careforsmiles.com.au/services/fees/
Are You Social?
Find Care for Smiles on social media pages.
Like the Care For Smiles Facebook page for news about the Care For Smiles dental clinic, oral health information, competitions and your chance to win prizes !