For orthodontics, our payment plans are “in-house” (or we offer a discount for treatment paid in full). For other types of treatment, such as implants, crowns, etc, we utilise a third party called Denticare.
We have researched health payment plans (including Mac Care and GE) and believe Denticare is the most cost effective option currently available for patients. Our experience has been that people have found these plans to be quite manageable.
Firstly, you need to be gainfully employed and be an Australian citizen.
The total amount of treatment needs to be over $1000.
A complete examination with x-rays needs to be carried out at your own expense prior to commencement of the Denticare payment plan, in order to establish your needs and a treatment plan.
Treatment plans are an estimate only, a “best guess” as to what is required. Sometimes unforeseen problems (such as cracks, hidden decay or dead nerves) may be revealed during treatment.
One of our receptionists will then provide you with all the relevant paperwork and repayment figures.
A 20% deposit of the total treatment cost is payable to Kawana Dental upfront.
An administration fee is payable up front also to Kawana Dental. This varies depending on the amount of the plan, but our reception team can advise you of this figure.
A one-off $39.00 set up fee will be charged by Denticare in your first repayment.
The payment plan can be debited weekly, fortnightly or monthly. The length of the loan will be at you and your Dentist’s discretion.
There is a 1.95% fee if payments are debited from your credit or debit card including Visa or Mastercard and 3.25% for Amex.
There is a $0.88 fee per transaction for bank account transactions.
As with all such things, there are terms and conditions that apply.