Payments, Insurance, Bulk-Billing, Discounts
Before commencing any treatment, our dentist will discuss the options available and fees with you, and answer any questions you may have. Where additional treatment is required, a treatment plan will be provided.
We do not cut our costs by reducing the time spent with clients, or use cheaper/inferior materials, or compromise our infection control protocols. Care For Smiles only uses accredited local dental laboratories for crown and bridge work or dentures and mouthguards. We do not out-source this work to low-cost overseas dental laboratories.
Payment is required on the day of treatment. Where the treatment occurs in several stages, progressive payments occur. Care For Smiles accepts cash, EFTPOS, debit and credit cards including American Express, Mastercard and Visa. No fee is charged for credit card use.
Care For Smiles accepts all private health insurance funds. Health fund rebates are processed on the spot using our HICAPS facility. You only pay the difference between the Care For Smiles fee and the amount claimed from your health fund (the gap amount). Remember to bring your health insurance card to your appointment.
Care For Smiles is also a Preferred Provider for the
Members of these health insurance funds are fully covered for check-ups, cleans, x-rays, mouthguards and more (subject to annual limits).
Bulk-Billing (Conditions apply)Care For Smiles bulk bills Medicare for
- Eligible children aged 2-17 under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS), and
- Eligible Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) Card Holders.
There are no out-of-pocket expenses for eligible patients.
Discounts (Conditions apply)
Care For Smiles offers the following discounts to members of our community:
- 10% Off for holders of a valid Seniors Card, Carers Card or Disability Pension Card
- 10% Off for Full-Time University Students (valid photo ID required)
Discounts are available week-days only and excludes bulk-billed items or teeth whitening. For patients with private health insurance, the discount is applied to the gap amount.
Lowering the cost of dental care
The best way to lower the cost of dental care is to prevent dental decay and gum disease by maintaining good oral hygiene, including regular brushing and flossing. Regular check-ups and early intervention is a relatively inexpensive way to avoid potentially higher costs in the future.