Take The Test: Not all Dentists are the Same

It’s important that you look under the bonnet to ensure you make the best choices for you – not for your Health Fund.

We believe in providing you with transparency in the Quality and Care we provide you at DentalCareXtra.

It’s therefore important to understand what your options are in regards to Preferred Health Fund Providers and Health Funds options.

Take the Australian Dental Association Test to see how much money your actually getting back today.

Preferred Providers..what are they?

  • Many Dental Practices have taken up contracted provider schemes with Health Insurance Funds, where an agreed fee is charged to patients for pre-determined fees for treatment. Dentists agree to this with the hope to receive more patients as they receive more patients at lower fees.
  • Fixed Price Treatment automatically limits the time, type and quality of service you receive. This in effects dictates the treatment you receive as opposed to the treatment you actually require.
  • Preferred Provider status limits the fewer claimable services in the same calendar year compared to an unaffiliated provider.

We have your interests at Heart.

DentalCareXtra will never compromise on the quality of your total Oral Health. We provide you with the Care, Quality and Choices you deserve for long term Oral Health. We remain unaffiliated with any provider, but still allow you to claim via HICAPS to minimise your gap. Our experience with Contracted Preferred providers is that you don’t get what you actually deserve.

Don’t just take our word for it. DentalCareXtra’s belief is in line with that of the Australian Dental Association, who state:

“Health Funds set their rebates at a level that suits their commercial needs. Those rebates are not related to any recognised fee scale”

Many Health Funds are owned by private enterprises, and as such are required to make a reasonable return on their investment. Ideally, Health Funds want customers who pay their premiums to claim as little as possible. To do this, Health Funds contract Dentists who can ensure Health Funds remain profitable.

Dentists who are dictated by health funds often reduce their quality of service, offer less services and cannot adequately meet the patient concerns and dental needs. This ultimately impacts on the overall care, quality and level of treatment you receive.

The Choice about your Health has to be yours….

We don’t believe the Health Fund should dictate who you should receive your dental care from. It’s not also the choice of the Health Fund to determine what treatment you can and cannot have. DentalCareXtra treat all our Patients as individuals and every Patient being given options, choices and knowledge to make the choices that are best for your entire Health.

The Australian Dental Association has been actively advocating that you as consumers of Private Health Care get better visibility of what your fees are going towards and what your true entitlements are. With increasing fees and declining benefits, it’s important that you can make informed decisions about the value you receive from Health Funds.

DentalCareXtra provides flexible payment options to ensure you receive the dental treatment you need and deserve. We are also passionate about providing quality care using advanced technologies executed with extreme precision, and adhering to strict infection control protocols to ensure delivery of the highest standard in patient safety.

Here is our Q&A Guide to Health Funds that will provide you with additional information along with the Additional Reference Material

Choosing Private Health Insurance – Essential Questions Australian Dental Association

Private Health Cover. Is it right for you? – Australian Dental Association

It’s your Choice – Australian Dental Association

Here are some more handy guides to help you when you are looking at different procedures

– John’s Crown

– Same Same but Different?

– Why you should choose us

Contact our friendly team for further information or advice.