Frequently Asked Questions 

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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 good dental coverage. Always check with your health fund first if in doubt about a rebate on a proposed treatment. 

Are you a preferred provider? 

We are not a preferred provider as we believe there is a conflict of interest having a contract with a health fund accepting lower fees in order to see more patients. We believe in quality service, we take our time to provide the best possible care to you. 

How often should I see a dentist? 

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

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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 move forward. The dental fear can come from a bad experience, fear of the unknown, the costs as well as noises associated to dental environment. 

Being able to talk through it in a gentle matter, respecting each patient's time is what we believe is the key to long term success.

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

We place and restore implants at MHT Dentistry, we believe in a one stop concept. Although there will be cases where we would 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? 

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-obligtory finance options with a number of Dental Finance and Payment companies. 

Do you have patient parking? 

There are plenty of parking spots on the street and at the Darling train station around us. We do have a reserve parking spot at the rear of the the surgery for patients with mobility issues. Let us know if this is required when you are booking an appointment so we can arrange everything for you.