We understand the importance for you to know at the outset what fees will be charged.
It is therefore important that our dentists first meet you and understand your needs and wants.
At your initial appointment, all issues will discussed and treatment options provided, including their pros, cons and costs, to help you decide the best treatment for your situation and budget.
We will support whatever treatment you choose, and schedule an appropriate appointment time to ensure that we are able to provide high quality, gentle and painless care to provide the best outcome for you.
After this appointment, all exact fees will be discussed and a printed quote, with relevant item numbers for health fund claims, will be provided.
Our fees for an initial appointment :
- comprehensive dentist appointment including two xrays : $170 (one hour appointment)
- emergency dentist appointment including one xray : $100 (not including treatment)
(15-45 minutes depending on type of emergency)
(If you are in severe pain or have broken a front tooth, treatment will also be provided at this appointment. The cost for this would be discussed and agreed first)
Please see the relevant pages of our website for details regarding these appointments.
We provide the HICAPS facility so that your claim can be instantly electronically lodged with your fund at the time of payment and you only pay any gap that is due.
We are not part of a larger health fund or other network, as we feel this does not allow us to provide optimal dental care for our patients. This is because the health fund dictates what fee we are able to charge for a particular service, with no regard for what quality of treatment, equipment, materials and laboratories we use or the time we take to complete a treatment. Good quality treatment, as with many things in life, is not always the cheapest, and we do not want a large corporate company to dictate what level of care our patients can have.
it’s easy to go for the cheapest if it’s exactly the same item
As with many things in our daily lives, whenever we shop around we find different prices for the same thing. It’s easy to go for the cheapest if it’s exactly the same item, like a tv or lap top. It’s not so easy when it’s a service, especially a health service.
control over our health and peace of mind that the very best is being done for us.
We all want
- the very best care, with quality work that will last
- to understand any problems we might have
- to have a say and a choice in what is done
- not to have someone else assume we want the cheapest or quickest.
- personal service, to feel we are really known as a person
- the health care provider to spend time focused on us, and not rush things through.
This is the ethos behind macquarieDentists oral health care service.
Our fees are based on giving our patients the best possible care and service, not cutting corners.
Whilst some of our services may be more expensive than elsewhere, many are also cheaper.
Our patients are happy in the knowledge that a few extra dollars spent in some areas means peace of mind that they are receiving the best oral health care available.
We understand the importance for our patients to know at the outset what fees will be charged. It is therefore also important that our dentists first meet you and understand your needs and wants.