Dental Fees & Financing
Payment is due on the day of your appointment unless prior arrangements have been made.
We accept the following methods of payment:
- Credit Card
- HICAPS (Health Fund Claims) East Melbourne Dental accepts claims from most private health funds including Bupa (formally HBA)
- Interest free financing (to approved applicants)
We provide dental services under the following schemes:
Child Dental Benefit Scheme
The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) will commence on 1 January 2014 and will provide access to benefits for basic dental services for children aged 2-17 years.
The total benefit entitlement will be capped at $1,000 per child over a two calendar year period. The CDBS will have a means test, which requires receipt of Family Tax Benefit Part A (FTB-A) or a relevant Australian Government payment.
The CDBS will provide individual benefits for a range of services including examinations, x-rays, cleaning, fissure sealing, fillings, root canals and extractions. Benefits will not be available for orthodontic or cosmetic dental work.
For further information visit http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/childdental
TAC Dental Scheme
The Transport Accident Act 1986 sets out what the TAC can pay for.
The TAC will pay the reasonable costs of dental treatment, that you may need as a result of your injuries from a transport accident.
The needs of every person are different, and the TAC looks at each case individually when determining what to pay. Whether a service is reasonable or not depends, in part, on whether the treatment or service is contributing to your recovery.
For further information visit www.tac.vic.gov.au.
Veteran Affairs Dental Scheme
There are a range of services that you are eligible for under the Veteran Affairs Dental Scheme. For more information visit http://factsheets.dva.gov.au/factsheets/documents/HSV17%20Dental%20Services.htm
Workcare Dental cover
WorkSafe will pay the reasonable costs of dental services, as detailed in WorkSafe’s Dental Services Fee Schedule, which can be found at worksafe.vic.gov.au/hcp
When you schedule an appointment time we hold that time exclusively for you. Should it become necessary to alter your appointment, we respectfully request you provide us with a minimum of two business days’ notice.
Late notifications do not provide us with sufficient time to offer your appointment to another patient in discomfort.
We appreciate your understanding that if we receive little or no notification of your inability to keep your scheduled time, it may be necessary to impose a late cancellation fee.