Your Visit to Care For Smiles
Appointments can be made by
- phone (03) 9482 1100,
- email email@example.com or
- book on-line.
We will confirm the date and time of your appointment the day before. If you are unable to keep your appointment please give us at least 24 hours notice so that we can offer the appointment to someone else. Please also refer to our Cancellation Policy.
Please arrive 10 minutes before your appointment time. It helps if your teeth are clean.
New patients will be required to fill in a New Patient Form. For your convenience, you can download and fill the New Patient Form prior to your appointment.
Download: New Patient Form (Adult)
Download: New Patient Form (Child)
During your visit
At your appointed time, the dentist will meet you in the waiting lounge and take you to the dental room. The support staff are introduced, your Medical and Dental History reviewed and the reasons for your visit discussed. We will explain the treatment options available to you and answer any questions you may have.
For new patients, a dental examination and clean is usually performed. The examination involves a tooth-by-tooth charting to identify and record the current condition of your teeth, and an assessment of the condition of your gums. Usually, digital x-rays and intraoral photos are also taken and advice about maintaining good oral health provided.
If additional treatment is required, you will be presented with a treatment plan and a quotation.
Care For Smiles offers Oral Sedation or Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) sedation. Higher levels of sedation (including general anaesthesia or sleep dentistry) requires referral to a specialist (and therefore much higher costs).
Payment is required on the day of treatment. Cash, EFTPOS, American Express, Visa and Mastercard are accepted. There is no surcharge for credit card use.
Care For Smiles accepts all private health insurance funds and is a Preferred Provider for the HCF More For Teeth and the CBHS Choice Network programs. Health fund rebates are processed with your payment. You will only need to pay the gap between the Care For Smiles fee and the health fund rebate.
Care For Smiles provides discounts for holders of a valid Seniors or Carers card, full time university students or for those on a Disability Support Pension. For patients with private health insurance, the discount is applied to the gap amount.
Care For Smiles also bulk bills Medicare for eligible dental treatments under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) and for holders of DVA (Department of Veteran Affairs) Gold or White cards (conditions may apply).