Fees/Payment

FEES/PAYMENT

Dental on Kennedy offers a competitive pricing structure.

We endeavour to make our services as affordable and accessible as possible. As Tweed Heads and Southern Gold Coast premier dental care provider, we know how important it is that our services are affordable and accessible.

Compared to the National Dental Fees Survey conducted by the Australian Dental Association (ADA), the Dental on Kennedy fee structure is lower or equal to the median fee given in the survey. We do not cut our costs by reducing the time spent with clients, or use cheaper/inferior materials, or compromise our infection control protocols. Dental on Kennedy only uses local dental laboratories.

Before commencing any work, our dentist will discuss the treatment options available and costs with you. A treatment plan to suit your needs will be created and a written estimate or quotation provided for any major dental work.

Lowering the cost of dental care

The best way to lower the cost of dental care is to prevent dental decay and gum disease through maintaining good oral hygiene, including brushing and flossing. Regular check-ups and early intervention are a relatively inexpensive way to avoid potentially higher costs in the future.

Payment for treatment is required on the day of your appointment, unless prior arrangements have been made.

Dental on Kennedy offers a selection of financial options. For the convenience these can be made via cash, credit card or a eftpos or extended payment plans.

HICAPS

Dental on Kennedy utilises the HICAPS medical benefit system. HICAPS is an electronic, real time, claims and payments system, which offers the convenience of automatic claims processing, on the spot in the practice.

Major Health Fund

Dental on Kennedy has relationships with all of the major health funds which allows private health insurance patients with extras or ancillary cover to gain benefits. Some private health insurance companies even offer ‘no-gap’ dental benefits. Dental on Kennedy recommends that patients check with their health funds as to what benefits they are entitled to prior to making an appointment.

Dental on Kennedy is proud to be the Member’s Choice Dental Service Provider for HCF, BUPA and CBHS.

This means that members with HCF, CBHS and BUPA* can receive NO (i.e. No out-of-pocket) payment for Dental Check-ups (including Full Dental Consultation, Examination, Scale & Clean, X-rays and Fluoride Treatment).

*NO GAP offer only apply to BUPA members with at least 70% annual dental cover. Please check your health fund regarding your level of cover and entitlements.

Medicare

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule, or CDBS, is and Australian Government initiative that will provide approximately $2.7 billion in Commonwealth funded benefits for general dental service for children aged 2-17 years of age. We bulk bill all Teen Dental Plan vouchers.

The government has provided itemised codes for treatments that are covered by the CDBS. These treatments include basic dental services, such as check-ups, x-rays, fillings and extractions. Services that are classified as high-end, such as orthodontic treatment, will not be covered by the CDBS.

The total benefit is capped at $1000 per child over a period of two years, with eligibility to be determined each year.

Contact Dental On Kennedy to see if your child is eligible.

DVA

Bulk Bill DVA — Gold card holders

Payment Plans

GEM VISA

GEM Visa offers 0% interest for 6 months on Visa purchases over $250 programme, which provides a convenient way to pay for your dental expenses.

  • Flexible Plans
  • Interest Free
  • Extended Payment Plans

For more information, please visit GEM VISA Website.

 

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