The answer is yes. Here at Capricornia Dental Centre, Rockhampton we take a two-fold approach to the costs associated with your dental health.
Relieve your pain
Firstly, relief of pain and removal of infection are the highest priorities, and this is what we tackle first. However, once the emergency is over, the most important part of keeping your teeth healthy for years to come, is to have a plan – the diagnostic phase of your dental care will allow for your ongoing priorities, both financial and health-wise, to be accommodated as we work together towards your goal.
Make a plan
Most people don’t plan to lose their teeth, but neither do they have a plan to keep them and so the number of teeth that are lost grows as the years go by. Spending some time and money on finding out where you are now, where you want to be, and how you might get there is never wasted.
Treatment can nearly always be staged so that you arrive at a destination of your choosing, rather than going on a mystery tour to a place that you would have really preferred to avoid.
Achieve your dental health goals
Our second approach is to consider, along with you, your current state of dental health and what you would like to achieve. Our role is to get you to that point – no matter how long it may take. Affordable dentistry is about providing you with enough time to reach your goal, one step at a time. We work with you to build a comprehensive, individualised plan for any treatment, and prevention of future problems – an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, after all. We carefully consider your overall health history, including illnesses and any medication you’re taking.
Our service fees
We’re always happy to fully discuss our service fees, and to give you a written plan and estimate for recommended dental care. Our fees are fair and reflect the above-average service and expertise we offer. For dental implants and long-term solutions such as ceramics, our fees are comparable with capital city dentists, but right here in Rockhampton.
HICAPS is available so you can claim immediately from your health fund and only pay the gap. Capricornia Dental Centre doesn’t make financial agreements with any particular health providers, ensuring you decide on your best options for treatment.
When time is short
We also understand there are occasions when time is not on your side. An attractive smile might be an immediate priority, or you may prefer to just get the whole treatment over with as quickly as possible. We can put you in touch with third party financiers, so you are able to repay over time. There is also potentially a tax rebate on health expenditure which can be used to cover the interest you accrue from this type of financing. If you would like to pursue this option, you should ask your accountant to verify that this will apply in your particular circumstance.
Children and Private Health Funds
For children up to 17 years, the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) can provide a means-tested benefit entitlement that capped at $1,000 per child over a two-calendar year period. Learn more about this scheme and your eligibility here.