Why should I have regular dental check-ups?
At Ipswich Dental Care we believe that prevention is better than cure.
Regular check-ups help to keep your teeth and gums healthy and allow early detection of dental problems such as gum disease, dental decay and oral cancer. By catching these problems early we can prevent them from progressing. This not only saves you money but also increases the chance of a positive outcome. Early detection is the key to keeping your healthy smile for life!
At what age should my child have their first dental visit?
We recommend that your child have their first dental visit at around age two, but you can bring them earlier if you have a concern. This is the age where they become a little more compliant and will be able to listen to simple instruction and allow us to check their teeth. We can then discuss proper care for your child’s mouth and help foster a lifetime of good dental habits.
We also encourage your child come to the dentist when you attend for simple routine appointments so that they can have a ride in the chair and see how easy and fun coming to the dentist can be.
I have private health insurance. How much will I get back from my fund after a visit to the dentist?
There are hundreds of health funds in Australia, and each offers different levels of cover and rebate. Health funds do not communicate with us regarding their rebates, however, our dentists can provide you with a treatment estimate after consultation. This will include the information and item numbers required by your health fund to assist you with information on rebate. You can find out how much you will receive back by simply calling your fund and providing them with this information. For easy claiming, Ipswich Dental Care have the electronic HICAPS system. This means that at the end of your visit, we can swipe your health fund card and claim your rebate on the spot. They will pay us directly which means you then simply pay the gap to us on the day of your visit with no more claiming required.
Do you bulk bill?
Ipswich Dental Care is a private practice. This means that you will be billed as a private patient unless you are eligible and received confirmation that you are approved for a government funded dental scheme. At Ipswich Dental Care we offer bulk billing for those holding a DVA Cards. We also accept Government Dental Vouchers issued by our local Public Dental Hospital Outsourcing Scheme and also eligible children covered by the Child Dental Benefit Schedule (CDBS). Medicare may be able to advise whether you are eligible for services at a public dental hospital if you are seeking bulk