The Child Dental Benefits Scheme entitles children aged 2 to 17 years up to $1,000 of basic dental treatment over a 2 year period. Eligible families receive a letter from the Department of Human Services confirming their eligibility. At A Brite Smile, we bulk bill Medicare for these services so that there is no out-of-pocket expense to those families.
Preferred Providers for HCF and Dentacare (all locations)
BUPA Preferred provider (Doncaster & Brunswick)
Preferred Provider for CBHS (Brunswick & Preston)
HICAPS is linked with most health insurance funds which enables lodgement on the day and patient need only pay the gap fee, a great convenience!
We accept credit cards (Visa/MasterCard/EFT), amex, cash, cheque and we also have direct debit options available.
Health Dental Vouchers
Some community health centres give vouchers to be used at private clinics if for some reason the community dental clinic cannot be of service.
These vouchers are valid for 6 months from the time of issue and only covers certain procedures.
Department of Veteran Affairs
If you have a Repatriation Health Card For All Conditions (Gold Card) the Department of Veterans’ Affairs will pay for most dental services necessary to meet a clinical need, if they are provided under DVA arrangements.
If you have a White Card and do not have a war-caused disability that relates to teeth, gums or jaw you may be still eligible for dental treatment if the dental treatment is required to treat a condition which is a consequence of your war-caused disability or malignant cancer (neoplasia). This treatment will require prior approval before it is commenced.