Payment and Health Schemes

Payment and Health Schemes

Our prices for treatment are generally the most affordable in Bendigo. Our ethos is to provide the best treatment for every patient.

Payment is required on the day of the appointment, depending on exactly what treatment is performed. However we understand the need for flexibility for many patients and are happy to take payments in instalments in certain circumstances.

For treatment requiring laboratory work (such as crowns, bridges and dentures), we may ask for a deposit to cover lab fees before the final item is fitted. Once again, payment in instalments is also available, please discuss this with the dentist at the time of consultation.

Depending on the complexity and amount of treatment required, prices can vary. Having health insurance can cover part, or even all the treatment costs, depending on the level of coverage and how much your annual allowance has been used thus far.

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We accept all different health insurance providers. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • HCF (Preferred Provider)
  • CBHS (Preferred Provider)
  • Smile.com.au
  • Australian Unity
  • Medibank Private
  • Bupa
  • GHMBA
  • Veteran Affairs (bulk-billed)
  • Child Dental Benefits Scheme (From 1st Jan 2014 bulk billed)
  • NIB
  • AHM and many others

You can usually phone your health insurance provider and quote them an ‘item number’ for a certain treatment and they will inform you of how much you can expect to receive back from them for that particular treatment. Some treatments have numerous item numbers, so only use the information given by your health fund as a guide. We are only too happy to provide you with an itemised treatment plan to take to your health fund.

We also participate in government schemes such as Veteran Affairs and the Medicare Child Dental Benefits Schedule. Veterans who hold a Gold card are eligible for dental procedures to be bulk billed with no out of pocket expense. Eligible children aged 2 – 17 years can be entitled to $1000 over 2 consecutive years. Dental treatments including general examinations, x-rays, cleaning, fissure sealants, fillings and extractions are bulk billed through Medicare.

For more information on the Medicare Child Dental Benefits Schedule, please visit the Department of Human Services website: http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/medicare/child-dental-benefits-schedule