We are currently preferred dental providers for the following health funds:
As a participating dental practice, we will only charge you the fees set by each health fund for some specific treatments and while you may still have a small out of pocket or 'gap' fee, this will be much lower than normal.
The gap fee will be determined by your level of cover and as a general rule, the higher your level of cover, the lower the gap fee. Each health fund has different treatment codes included in their program and if you require any other dental treatment outside this program, we will provide you with a treatment plan and you can check your rebates with your health fund before you start your treatment. Please keep in mind that your rebates will be determined by your level of cover and your yearly maximum benefit limits.
If you have any questions about the health fund oral health programs or you need to schedule an appointment please call the practice on 07 3491 8131.
Due to privacy laws, we are unable to access specific information about your membership or your claims. If you have specific concerns, you will need to deal directly with CBHS, HCF or Westfund directly.
Smile.com.au is a dental plan that you join, then visit a participating dental surgery to receive your treatment at reduced fees.
Some treatment item codes have a set fee, while others are a percentage reduction of the standard practice fees.
Defence Health, People Care, GMHBA, frank, Budget Direct, health.com.au and Australian Unity recently partnered with Smile.com so all members of these funds will enjoy the Smile.com reduced fees.
Anzac Avenue Dental is a participating practice and you can click here to visit the Smile.com.au web site for more information.
Medicare - CDBS
On January 1 2014, the new Medicare CDBS dental program took effect. The program replaces the Teen Dental Plan and it provides up to $1000 for dental care over a two year period for eligible children aged 2-17 years.
Anzac Avenue Dental is happy to accept patients through the CDBS program and in most cases we will bulk bill directly to Medicare so there will be no out of pocket fees to pay except in circumstances where the benefit limit is reached or the treatment required is not covered under the program.
To make an appointment, please call the practice to find a suitable time. You will need to advise us prior to the day of the appointment that you are wanting to receive treatment under the CDBS program so as we can check the necessary information with Medicare and ensure that you are provided with the correct consent paperwork before you begin treatment.
For more information about the CDBS program, contact Medicare on 132011 or at the website www.humanservices.gov.au/childdental
If you hold a Veteran Affairs Gold card, you are entitled to receive dental treatment free of charge. There are some restrictions in this program, however we are happy to accept DVA Gold card holders at our practice.
For information on whether you are eligible contact The Department Of Veterans Affairs.
Supercare - access your Superannuation to pay for your Dental treatment
Did you know that you can apply for the Early Release of your Superannuation to pay for your, or any of your family member's dental and orthodontic treatment?
Supercare is an external service provider that can assisit you to make an application via the Early Release of Superannuation (ERS) Program operated by the Australian taxation office, to cover Dental and Orthodontic Treatment costs.
SuperCare can help facilitate funding for most dental procedures including:-
- Implants and Dentures
- Root canal treatment
- Oral surgery
- General dental care
- TMJ pain management
- Snoring and sleep apnea treatments
SuperCare's intention is to alleviate the stress and anxiety associated with the financial burden of dental treatment, and in doing so, support the health of all Australians.
Patient are advised to contact SuperCare directly or the enquire via the Supercare website.
Senior Card Discount
If you hold a Seniors Card, we offer a 10% discount off most dental treatments. The discount applies to our normal fee schedule and is not available if you are already receiving reduced fees through preferred provider health funds, smile.com, government vouchers or if treatment is done using a payment plan.
Government Dental Vouchers
We are happy to accept patients with Government issued general or emergency dental vouchers. Please advise on booking and note that there are strict conditions that apply to the use of these vouchers.