COMPREHENSIVE DENTAL CARE
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- Easy Direct Debit Payment Plan
- Easy sign up and instant approval
- No external credit checks or complicated finance contracts
- Limits start at $250 and up to maximum $15000
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- No external credit checks
- Pay in 4 equal instalments, every 2 weeks, 0 interest when you pay on time
- Reminders to ensure on time payments and responsible spending
- Limits start at $500 and increase up to $3000
We participate in the Child Dental Benefit Scheme however we are a NON-BULK BILLING Practice, this means the account is paid in full on the day of the appointment and you are required to claim back the benefit from Medicare. You must provide proof of eligibility prior to an appointment.
Your child must be all of the following:
- - 0 to 17 years old for at least one day that calendar year
- - eligible for Medicare
- - getting a payment from Centrelink, at least once a year, or have a parent getting a payment from Centrelink at least once a year.
Up to $1,052 over 2 calendar years for basic dental services under CDBS. The services include any of these:
- - Check-ups
- - X-rays (excluding OPG's)
- - Scale and Clean
- - Fissure Sealing
- - Fillings
- - Root Canals
- - Extractions.
There are some restrictions for basic dental services
Great news. We are back to Level 1 restrictions, which means we can perform all our normal dental treatments including scale and clean. If you have any concerns or questions please get in touch.
We will maintain our current extremely high levels of infection control throughout the practice including at reception and in the waiting room. This is to make sure you have a safe experience while in our care.
WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE COMING TO YOUR APPOINTMENT:
- If you are feeling unwell with a virus type illness, such as a cold or flu, please let us know and we will be happy to reschedule your appointment.
- All visitors will be screened and temperatures taken before entering.
- Come alone, unless you are a carer or parent/guardian of a patient.
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Pain Management in Dentistry
Dentistry has come a long way and dentists have many tools and techniques at their disposal to reduce pain.
If you need local anaesthetic during treatment via a needle the dentist will first use a topical gel to numb your gum up. Once this is done you will not feel the needle, you might sense some movement but no pain from the needle.
Nitrous Oxide (happy gas)
Nitrous oxide is a type of minimal sedation. A mask delivers the gas to the patient in an oxygen mixture. When inhaled, the gas causes the brain and body to relax. This is one of the most common methods of sedation for oral procedures. There are many advantages to nitrous oxide sedation during oral surgery.
Once the gas is started, the effects can be felt in moments. The effects also wear off quickly, so you aren’t stuck feeling dopey or sleepy.
Nitrous oxide sedation is one of the safest methods of controlling pain. There are almost no side effects after treatment.
The amount of medicine delivered is easily adjustable. If you need more pain relief quickly, the doctor can ease your distress in seconds.
Once the gas is working, your dental surgeon will use topical and injectable anaesthetics to make your procedure pain-free.
For more flexible pain management options, your dentist may choose to sedate you using a combination of medications taken orally. Typically, a dose of anti-anxiety medication is given to the patient. Within 30 to 60 minutes, the patient is relaxed enough to tolerate oral procedures. This method works well for those who want a minimal to moderate sedation while avoiding needles.
Don’t avoid getting the dental treatment you need because you’re afraid it will hurt. Talk to your dentist about options for managing pain during oral surgery. You will need a chaperone to take you home after this type of pain management.
For procedures that require lots of pressure like root canals, your dentist may suggest conscious sedation. A combination of medications is delivered to the blood stream using either an intravenous line or a shot into the muscle. Patients will feel drowsy and may think they are sleeping. During sedation, it is common to experience slurred speech. Some people have blurry memories of the procedure or can't remember it at all. These effects are not serious and fade quickly. You will need a chaperone to take you home after this type of pain management.
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You have a right to Health Care.SAFETY
You have a right to safe & high-quality care.RESPECT
You have a right to respect, dignity & consideration.COMMUNICATION
You have a right to be informed about services, treatment options & cost in a clear & open way.PARTICIPATION
You have a right to be included in decisions & choices about your care.PRIVACY
You have a right to privacy & confidentiality of your personal information.COMMENT
You have a right to comment on your care & to have your concerns addressed.
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