Profilo° Dental Care are strong supporters of preventative dental care, as we believe this is the foundation of a healthy smile.
That is why we have chosen to provide Gap Free check ups, teeth cleaning, and x-rays to everyone with private dental health cover, no matter which health fund you are with.
This gives our patients the freedom to experience dental treatment with our practice, without feeling limited to practices that are partnered with large health insurance companies.
By offering No Gap dental care, our patients can make the most of their private dental cover while receiving the benefits of 6-monthly dental check-ups and teeth cleaning.
We have chosen not to become preferred providers to any specific insurance provider, as we feel that doing so may reduce the quality of dental treatment we are able to offer you.
Some health insurance companies own the dental practices they recommend to their clients, and the rebates they pay are being funnelled back to the parent company.
We prefer to keep the relationship between us and health funds at arms length, so you can be confident we are offering you the highest standard of dental treatment without the influence of health funds.
So that we can No Gap your preventative dental care, you must bring your private health insurance card to your appointment. We use our HI-CAPS machine to process your claim immediately.
If you require further treatment that is not just preventative, we can use your health fund card to check how much you are covered for prior to future appointments.
This is different for every policy and is something we are unable to do without swiping your card. Knowing this can allow your treatment to be timed to get the most rebate back from your private health insurer.
For all other treatment that is not preventative we will charge you the gap amount, and we can process your claim immediately through our HI-CAPS machine.
If you are wanting a payment plan for your dental treatment we are able to offer interest-free options through DentiCare and zipMoney.
With or without private dental cover, we feel we can provide everyone with expert and affordable dental care. If you are without cover we will only charge you the insurance rebate amount for all preventative care.
Some dentists will charge uninsured patients more for dental check-ups than the health fund rebates, and we have elected not to do this as we want to promote preventative dental care for everyone.
Have you checked if your children are eligible? There are 4 million children across Australia who are eligible for free dental treatment under this scheme, yet only around 1 million have accessed it.
Unfortunately the Government have not put a lot of effort into promoting this very important scheme. Check out our page on this program to see if you are eligible.
Our Dentists as Profilo° have opted to become Bulk Billing dentists under this scheme and will Bulk Bill all eligible children for their dental treatment needs.