Children’s Dental Benefit Scheme and Veterans Affairs Patients welcome.
For those not eligible for bulk-billing, we endeavour to keep our treatment as affordable as possible and charge fees within the medium range of Australian dental practices. We offer highly discounted rates for children under 12yrs and medium discounts for adolescents 12 to 18yrs. The most effective way to reduce the cost of dentistry over a lifetime is regular preventive care – usually a twice yearly check and clean. If you are required to return for treatment this will be quoted to you through a treatment plan.
We stand behind the quality of our work and aim for longevity. Some people understandably just want a filling in a tooth and to get out the door. But will that filling last 2 years or 20 years? Our dentists see an average of 10 patients per day. Some preferred providers or low cost dentists see between 20 and 30 patients per day. While we believe these dentists may provide quality care, we do not believe that it is possible to do this consistently.
Does your dentist explain your options, and the consequences of care? What is the long term cost of poor quality dentistry or advice? We aim to help our patients achieve dental health for life and have many patients in their 80’s and 90’s enjoying their food with healthy functional mouths, and we know the life changing effects good teeth can provide. This means using the best materials and techniques available to us. It means spending the time to show people how to avoid problems and customise their care. It means working in a friendly peaceful environment rather than rushing. It means providing an after hours emergency contact for our patients. It means providing warranties and being there for our patients. It means spending the time to focus on preventive care. It is for these reasons we are not affiliated to any health insurance organisation as preferred providers.
Does your dentist make your safety their priority? While still not commonplace in Australia, Nundah Village Dental has adopted a policy of single use of endodontic files (or root canal treatment files) for your safety. There are protocols for cleaning and sterilising of endodontic instruments, however it’s difficult to get consistency in results from these procedures. Several government agencies around the world now recommend the single use of endodontic files due to concerns that re-used they may act as vehicle for disease transmission. It also greatly reduces the risk of these files breaking off inside of your tooth.
This policy has resulted in a considerable proportion of root canal treatment costs going towards single use precision instruments. This is the standard of care we would we like used in our own mouths and so we hope our patients understand that this higher cost helps us deliver safer and better outcomes.
We believe our fees accurately reflect the expense incurred in providing such care.
Your health fund claims are processed here electronically. We accept cash, cheque, credit cards, or EFTPOS. As a courtesy to our patients with families, adolescents and children are treated at a reduced fee. For children we recommend beginning dental visits from 2 years of age.
In order for us to provide all of our patients timely dental services we require at least 24 hours notice of any cancellations or a fee may be charged. As a courtesy you will receive a phone call or SMS reminder 1 – 2 days before your appointment. If you wish to change your appointment please contact our reception on 3260 6200.
To make an appointment call 3260 6200