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Ongoing Care

River Dental Ongoing Care

To maximise your oral health you may require ongoing dental treatment.

Whether you need regular hygiene visits or restorative work, we endeavour to provide you with a Treatment Plan which itemises the recommended treatment and costs involved.  A treatment plan is valid for 30 days from the date of issue and can help you plan your appointments and payment.

Take Home Layby and GEM Visa offer interest free payment plan options which are available to assist with your dental treatment expenses.  An interest free payment plan is a good option to help make any major dental treatment more affordable and we find it enables a lot of our patients to have work done which they would otherwise have to wait for.

Fees

Here at Riverdental, we will constantly try to find new ways to help the greater community become more accessible to and accepting of dental services and treatment. That is why we have agreed to become preferred providers for CBHS, HCF/Manchesty Unity, Teachers’ Union Health, Department of Veteran Affairs and the Medicare “Teen Dental Plan”. We are also still able to accept and make claims for all other health funds available to the public.

The fees for your actual treatment will vary depending on the complexity of your case. In order to devise an individual treatment plan and quote for you, it is strongly recommended you come into the practice for your initial examination appointment. As an estimate, the initial fee for this appointment for patients not belonging to a private health insurer is $135 (including two intra-oral radiographs to detect decay between your teeth and under old fillings). For patients who have private health insurance for dental you would not be out of pocket for this appointment.

So what exactly is a preferred provider dental practice? Preferred providers are a network of practices accepted by health funds to work under their system, allowing the providers to offer the best level of care and value for their patients.

As always with patients eligible under the Department of Veteran Affairs system, this entitles all patients with no out-of-pocket expense for all dental treatment with approval from the department.

For all dental patients with extras cover under HCF, this will entitle them to no out-of-pocket expense preventative care which includes six-monthly check up and cleans (including radiographs), fissure sealants and mouthguards.
For all dental patients with extras cover under CBHS, this will entitle them to no out-of-pocket expense preventative care which includes six-monthly check up and cleans (including radiographs), fissure sealants and mouthguards.
We are able to process your account on the day with your Health Insurance Membership Card through our HICAPS facility. This will avoid any difficulties experienced with lodging forms, queues and waiting for cheques in the mail. We support all major health funds, so you will only be responsible for the balance or “gap” payment on the day. To learn more about the HICAPS supported health funds, visit the HICAPS website or call HICAPS on: 1800 805 780.

Payment is required at the end of every appointment – cash, credit card, and EFTPOS facilities are available, plus HICAPS for direct billing of your health insurer.

River Dental are committed to providing the best possible dental care for you and your entire family.