FEES AND PAYMENTS

Our Fees

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.

Health Funds

At Leichhardt Dental we accept all health funds. We also 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.

BUPA Members First Platinum

Leichhardt Dental has been chosen to be a part of Bupa’s new Members First Platinum Network. This helps Bupa members to make dental care a routine part of their lives by taking the financial pain and uncertainty out of dental treatment through.

This means that patient with eligible BUPA cover will pay absolutely nothing for preventative dental care. This includes:​

  • Consults and general exams

  • Scale and cleans

  • X-rays

  • Fluoride treatments

  • Mouthguards

Plus, you will still get all the benefits recieved by visiting a Members First Dentist. This includes

  • No Gap Kids Dental*

  • Certainty of known out-of-pocket expenses on most dental services

  • Increased benefits on most dental services

  • On-the-spot claiming facilities, because Bupa Members First Dentists submit claims electronically

For more information click here.

CBHS Choice Network

Leichhardt Dental has been selected by CBHS Health Fund as a CBHS Dental Choice Network Provider.

The Dental Choice Network is a group of dental service providers who have committed to reducing or removing the gap for selected preventative dental services that you would usually pay between the dentist’s charges and the CBHS benefit. By choosing to use a dentist in the network you will have no out-of-pocket expenses for these selected services.

CBHS members with Prestige (Gold), LiveLife (Gold), Step-up (Bronze Plus), KickStart (Basic Plus), Top Extras and Overseas Visitors Cover are completely covered for selected preventative dental services, including check-ups, radiographs, scales, cleans and fluoride treatments at any CBHS Dental Choice Network Provider.

For more information click here.

smile.com.au

Leichhardt Dental is proud to be a Smile approved dental practice. 

smile.com.au is Australia’s first dental plan with the mission to make quality dental care more affordable and accessible for the people of Australia. It costs under $100 a year to become a Smile member and there are no waiting periods or yearly limits. Smile members are guaranteed to save a minimum of 15% and up to 40% off dental treatment at Leichhardt Dental and other Smile approved dentists.

For more information click here.

nib First Choice

Leichhardt Dental accepts all major health funds and with the use of HICAPS can provide on-the-spot electronic claiming.

Leichhardt Dental has been selected by NIB Health Insurance as a NIB First Choice Provider. The NIB First Choice Provider Network is a community of trusted health professionals who have been hand selected by NIB as their first choice preferred providers, and as a NIB First Choice Dentist we meet NIB’s strict healthcare standards allowing us to a provide high quality dental service and care to our patient’s.

As a NIB health fund member with dental extras cover, members can receive dental treatment at special discounted rates set exclusively for NIB First Choice Dentists guaranteeing lower prices not only for preventive items such as check-ups and cleaning, but also on our full range of dental services.

For more information click here.

Payment Plans

Leichhardt Dental offer payment plans to help you complete your dental treatment with peace of mind. Depending on your individual needs we can tailor a plan for you and use one of our partners such as Zip Pay and Zip Money.

Cancellation Policy

If, for any reason, you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment, please provide us with a minimum of 48 hours’ notice.

Unfortunately, if you do not notify us, or if you fail to attend an appointment, a fee for the time will be charged. This fee is $50.00 per half hour of the appointment time.

Often we become fully booked and a missed or cancelled appointment may not be able to re-scheduled for many weeks and this may affect your dental health.

Each appointment is reserved exclusively for you, so please let us know as soon as possible if you can not attend an appointment.

A helping hand – Medicare Child Dental Benefit Scheme (CDBS)

Medicare Child Dental scheme available for eligible 2-17 year olds.
For more information please refer to the section in our Children’s page