Fees & Health Funds

Our Schedule of Fees

Fees vary between practices for many reasons. We believe we can provide the best quality of care at our fee level, and can guarantee the success of most treatments.

Our focus is to recommend the best strategic long-term treatment which will ultimately offer better value than a short-term haphazard repair. It is better to spend a little more and do the best treatment once rather than compromise and have to redo it within a few years.

We aim to keep dentistry affordable, and each year use the Australian Dental Association average fee survey as our benchmark.

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“It’s unwise to pay too much, but it’s worse to pay too little. The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot – it can’t be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run, and if you do that you will have enough to pay for something better.”
– John Ruskin

Health Funds

We are deliberately not a health fund or corporate provider.

We are a proudly independent practice and deliberately have not affiliated with the many discount schemes pushed by health funds. We are fiercely passionate on our stance.

A “preferred” provider is merely someone who has signed a financial contract with a health fund to agree to charge a fixed rate for a service, irrespective of the complexity or time taken. While it may not universally be the case, the fees determined by the health funds may limit the time, care and services provided to patients, as well as pre-determine the quality and type of materials used. These contracts usually benefit the funds, not you the patient!

SubiDental has decided not to let profit-focused health funds dictate what type of treatment you can have or who you can see. We pride ourselves on providing unbiased, uncompromised, individualised care and made a conscious decision not to be contracted to any of the insurance companies.

I believe you cannot provide a quality service when you are always watching the bottom line. I will not compromise my patient’s quality of care and will strive to maintain value by providing only quality, optimum dental care.

I have deliberately retained a small, intimate practice to ensure that each patient gets our undivided attention and develops a long-term trusting relationship. I am solely responsible for your dental care and have no intentions to corporatize, nor defer you to a junior assistant dentist. As a solo practitioner, I get to know your full treatment history to ensure proper continuation of care.

Even though we are independent, you are still able to access your full entitlements from all private health insurers without penalty. We utilise HICAPS for immediate electronic claiming, and can provide electronic rebate quotations for most funds.

Find out about what the Australian Dental Association (ADA) has to say

Payments & HICAPS

For your convenience, we can process your Health Fund benefits electronically using HICAPS, so you need only pay the balance.  We don’t believe in adding surcharges to card payments.

To help you afford the best treatment, we are able to assist with interest-free payment plans in certain circumstances.

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