Can I pay/claim using my private health insurance?

MHT Dentistry can offer on-the-spot health insurance claims with the majority of private health insurers via HICAPS and TYRO.

What is the gap?

Gap payments are the difference between what your health fund has paid on your behalf and the practice fees. There are multiple health fund plans and not all provide comprehensive dental coverage. If in doubt check with your health fund first about a rebate on a proposed treatment.

How often should I see a dentist?

Most people should attend the dentist every 6 months, but this may vary from 3 months to 12 months depending on individual circumstances.

I haven’t been to the dentist for a long time and I am nervous. How can you help?

Listening to your fears is the key to moving forward. The dental fear can come from a bad experience, fear of the unknown, the costs, as well as noises associated with the dental environment.

At MHT Dentistry we believe that talking through any concerns in a gentle manner, in a comfortable environment, with highly trained staff and respecting each patient’s time is the key to long-term success.

Do you place implants at MHT Dentistry or do you just restore them?

We both place and restore implants at MHT Dentistry.

Although, in some complex cases we advise patients to have the procedure done in a day hospital care under general anaesthesia with a specialist team.

Can I use the child dental benefits schedule?

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) commenced on 1 January 2014 and provides access to benefits for basic dental services to around 3.4 million children aged 2-17 years.

The total benefit entitlement is capped at $1,000 per child over a two calendar year period. The CDBS has a means test, which requires receipt of Family Tax Benefit Part A or a relevant Australian Government payment.

The CDBS provides individual benefits for a range of services including examinations, X-rays, cleaning, fissure sealing, fillings, root canals and extractions. Benefits are not available for orthodontic or cosmetic dental work and cannot be paid for any services provided in a hospital.

Please advise our reception if you wish to utilise the Child Dental Benefits Scheme.

Can you arrange dental finance?

Patient Information: If you are concerned about the potential costs of your dentistry requirements, please don’t hesitate to talk to us. As we are not limited to one provider we can discuss non-obligatory finance options with a number of dental finance and payment companies.

Do you have patient parking?

MHT Dentistry has recently moved to newly renovated, premises at 185 Darling Road, Malvern East. There are dedicated car parking spaces out the front for our patients, along with bike racks for those choosing to travel here on two wheels.

We have wheelchair ramps at the front entrance, along with extra-wide doors for easy access.

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