How to reduce your dental costs

Looking for an affordable dentist that won't break the bank? Healthengine brings you information on various methods to reduce the cost of dental treatment and get quality dental care for yourself or your family.

Get $1,000 in dental benefits per eligible child!

The Child Dental Benefit Schedule provides eligible children between the ages of 2 - 17 years old $1,000 in dental benefits over a two year period to use on a range of dental services including examinations, routine cleaning, fillings, extractions and root canals.

To be eligible, a child must:

  • Qualify for Medicare
  • Be a part of a family who receives an applicable government payment.

Visit the Department of Human Services for more information.

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Spread your payment, use a payment plan.

Payment methods like Afterpay, ZipPay, Medipay and DentiCare can support you in managing the high cost of dental treatment. Rather than paying for your dental treatment with an upfront amount, Healthengine gives you access to affordable dentists who can enable you to easily pay the total amount through easy payment methods and plans.

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Maximise your rebate with your insurers preferred dental providers.

If you have private health insurance cover for dental services and your health fund has a list of preferred dental providers, you can access discounted health care and potentially enjoy higher rebates from your health fund. You may also be able to access a higher rebate from your fund under your extras cover policy, allowing you to save money on the cost of treatment for a wide range of conditions.

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Claim on the spot with HICAPS.

HICAPS makes claiming health insurance and Medicare benefits easy by allowing you to claim on the spot without having to go through the hassle of submitting a claim with your health insurance provider after your appointment.

This means you receive the benefit you’re entitled to on the day of treatment, rather than being out of pocket until your claim is assessed and paid manually.

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Do bulk billing dentists exist?

Medicare covers specific bulk billing dental services that are funded by the Australian government. While most dental procedures are normally covered by Medicare if deemed essential for the patient's wellness, most procedures such as general dental examinations and treatments are not.