Insurance / fees
TC Dental have a wide range of insurance and payment options
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We understand that some patients have payment concerns regarding the cost of dental treatment. At TC Dental Group, we can provide you with fixed written quotes prior to treatment (excluding cleaning and check-ups). So no surprises. We always stand by our fixed price quotes.
At your consultation, our dentist will also discuss all your options before agreeing on a suitable treatment plan. All item codes that correspond to health fund benefits will be provided in your treatment plan.
We offer a variety of payment options to suit your needs. Whether you are covered by private health fund insurance, the Medicare Child Dental Benefits Scheme or Veteran Affairs. If you are a paying customer, we can arrange a payment plan for your dental treatment.
If you’re an iPhone or Apple Watch user and a current eligible member of Medibank, NIB, GU Health and HBF – life just got easier!
You can now make instant claims via Apple Pay by tapping your device on our HICAPS terminal.
Private Health Fund Members
We welcome members of all major private health funds. Your health fund may cover part or all of your dental treatment costs. With our HICAPS® machine, the majority of private health fund participants can claim their health insurance straight after receiving treatment. You only need to pay minor out-of-pocket expense that your private health fund does not cover. Click link to see HICAPS® participating health funds.
We are also a preferred provider for Medibank Private(Members’ Choice Advantage), Bupa, HCF, NIB, Westfund and CBHS. This means that we have a special agreement with these private health funds. If you are a member then you are charged at an agreed price set by your private health fund. As a preferred provider, we ensure that you get a higher rebate for your level of cover (within your policy limits) compared to a non-preferred provider dental practice.
Medicare Child Dental Benefits Schedule
If you are eligible for Medicare and either receive a Family Tax Benefits Part A payment or another eligible Australian Government payment, your child may be entitled to the Medicare Child Dental Benefits Schedule.
On this programme, you are able to claim $1000 financial support for preventative dental services from Medicare with no out-of-pocket costs at our surgery. Ask us about your child’s eligibility today! To find out more information, visit our CDBS page.
We care for all our war veteran patients and readily accept patients using a Veteran Affair’s card (DVA White Card). We can organise all appropriate forms required in order to process your claim. However, you will need to seek permission from Veteran’s Affairs beforehand. If you are eligible under the guidelines and restrictions set by the Department of Veteran Affairs, give us a call today.
At TC Dental Group, we understand that dental treatment can sometimes be very expensive. For this reason, we offer GE Money CareCredit Patient Payment Plans to ease your financial burden. This is a flexible finance program that allows you to pay for your treatment over time with flexible monthly payments. Applications can be completed in our office and approval can be received within the hour. Call us today to find out more.
We are preferred providers for:
TC Dental Group is an accredited dental clinic and preferred provider for Bupa, Medibank Private(Members’ Choice Advantage), HCF, Westfund, NIB, CBHS and all major health funds. We have our own onsite ceramic dental lab with easy onsite parking and a disability-friendly access ramp.
We accept all major health funds.
FAQ – Fees, payments & insurance
1. Is dental treatment expensive?
Extensive or complex dental treatment can be expensive but private health insurance can cover most of these expenses.
2. What are the fees and charges for my dental treatment?
At TC Dental Group, our fee schedule is within the ranges listed on the Australian Dental Association’s annual dental fee survey, the Department of Veteran Affairs fee schedule, Medicare (including the Child Dental Benefit Schedule) and various other private health care provider fee schedules.
TC Dental Group understands the financial stress and anxiety associated with the cost of unexpected dental treatment. This is why we provide you with an accurate written quote prior to treatment, so you can make an informed decision regarding your treatment options.
TC Dental also offer payment plans for extensive or complex dental treatment. Please refer to our Insurance/Payment Options page for further information.
3. What does a dental check up include?
A typical routine dental check up includes a consultation, a full dental examination, a professional deep clean & scale, and a fluoride treatment. Dental X-rays, polish and fissure sealants may be included as extras if required or desired. After your check up, your next scheduled dental visit will also be confirmed.
4. Which private dental insurance cover is best for dental treatment?
Choosing the most suitable level of private dental insurance cover for you and your family depends on your needs, lifestyle and budget.
When choosing a dental insurance cover package, you should consider the dental services that you and your family need.
You can pay to cover dental treatments ranging from general dentistry to complex dental treatment and procedures, such as root canal therapy and dental implants.
You should also compare free or reduced-cost preventative care incentives; no-gap treatment options (no cost to you); and conditions for refunds, such as how long you have to belong to a fund before you can receive orthodontic treatment.
Basically, the more you pay per week, the more cover you get for preventative, general and restorative dental treatment. Most cosmetic dentistry services (that are not medically necessary) are not covered by health funds or Medicare.
5. How much of my dental fees, will my private dental insurance cover?
You can receive at least a 60-90% rebate on dental treatment costs depending on the level of cover you pay for.With the exception of preventative care, almost all dental procedures are not covered at 100% by your dental insurance provider.
Most major health insurance companies offer preventative incentives that can provide you with reduced-cost or no-gap preventative dental treatment. ‘No-gap’ means that the total cost of treatment is covered by the insurance company.
Dental insurance rebates are usually capped at $1000 – $1500 by most major health insurance companies.