Fees

Depending on the complexity of your treatment requirements, fees can vary. At the initial dental examination appointment we carefully develop your individual treatment plan in consultation with you and provide detailed estimates of cost.  As a guide, the initial fee for this first appointment is approximately $160 including two intra-oral radiographs for early problem detection.

You may wish to learn about some of the available patient funding options below.

Health Insurance

Make an instant claim to your health fund insurer and avoid the forms, queues and waiting for cheques in the mail.  Just swipe your Health Insurance Membership Card through our HICAPS facility on the day of your treatment.  Since we can immediately make your claim, you are only responsible for the balance or “Gap” payment.

The great thing about HICAPS is that it supports all of the major health funds (currently 42 health insurance companies are members). To learn more about the HICAPS supported health funds, visit the HICAPS website or call HICAPS on: 1800 80 57 80.

Medicare

Commencing in 2014, the Child Dental Benefit Schedule allows many children between two and seventeen years of age to access dental services in private practice.  If eligible, your child is entitled to $1000 of cover over a two calendar year period.  The CDBS is means tested, and requires receipt of Family Tax Benefit Part A to be eligible.

The CDBS provides benefits for a good range of services including dental examinations, x-rays, professional cleaning, fillings, and fissure sealants.  It does not cover orthodontic or cosmetic dental work.  It does not provide any benefit for work provided in a hospital.

You can find more information regarding the Child Dental Benefits Schedule through the Government website.

Medicare no longer provides cover for adult patients in private practice.  The previous Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) scheme was ended in November of 2012.  Jorgensen Mutzelburg Dental will continue to deliver you the excellent service and dental treatment you have come to know. We will be diligent in promoting improved dental health outcomes for our community.

Patient Funding

We realise that unforeseen dental needs may put a strain on your financial budget, so we have introduced a range of payment plans which will enable you to complete the dental treatment you desire and need.

MacCredit has been providing an alternate payment solution for patients over the past ten years.  It offers payment plans up to $70 000 with no upfront fees.  Payments can be spread over 84 months.  You can apply for patient funding through the MacCredit funding form.

MediPlan is available for those who wish to arrange flexible payment options. An account through Mediplan offers a reliable finance solution without any surprises. In addition, your private health insurer may offer a partial refund on their chosen items of your dental treatment.

Payment Requirements

Payment is required at each appointment – cash, credit card, and EFTPOS facilities are available, plus HICAPS for direct billing of your health insurer, meaning you will only need to pay the gap.

Taxation Entitlements

As combined family members or as an individual, you may be entitled to a 20% rebate on the total of your medical, dental and optical expenses exceeding the $2000.00 threshold per financial year. That is, the portion of the out of pocket expenses that you incur after receiving your private health fund insurance rebates (and Medicare rebates where applicable).
Seek advice from an accountant if in doubt as to how the net medical expense rebate applies to you.

Concession Cards


Current holders of the Department of Veterans Affairs, DVA Gold and White Cards , and Seniors Cards are welcome. Jorgensen Mutzelburg Dental is proud to deliver quality dental treatment to Veterans and their families. Holders of DVA cards are able to receive their full treatment entitlement in accordance with the Department of Veterans Affairs schedules.

Members of our community aged 60 or over are eligible for either a Seniors Card or Seniors Business Discount Card, and holders will receive their quality dental treatment at a discounted rate.