First Visit

Initial Appointment

On your initial visit, you will be required to complete your Personal details, Medical history and Sign our Terms and Conditions form.  
Please bring to your appointment the following;

1. Private Health Card –   This is required at every appointment to claim your health fund rebate and must be swiped on the day of service.

2. Claiming the Child Benefit Dental Scheme – Your Medicare Card and a copy of your letter received from Medicare of your Child/Children’s eligibility.
You can  find your letter in your My Gov account.  When claiming the CBDS you must pay for your child’s treatment upfront, your rebate is then claimed through Medicare. 

3. Claiming the Country Patient Dental Subsidy Scheme  – The letter you have received with your Authority form. Included in this scheme are the Emergency Treatment forms given by the Bunbury Dental Clinic. (Please Note: there will be a gap payment which is required to be paid on the day of service)

4. Transfer of Dental Records – To request your Dental records from your previous Dentist, either visit our website and go to forms or contact our friendly Receptionist on 9721 1799.

We are a Pay On The Day Service

What is included in a Initial Appointment?

A full examination: Your Dentist will perform a thorough examination of your teeth, gums and mouth, looking for signs of disease or other problems. Their goal is to help maintain
 your oral health and to prevent problems from becoming serious, through early detection and prompt treatment.

X-rays: Depending on your age, risks of disease and symptoms, your dentist may recommend X-rays.  They can diagnose problems otherwise unnoticed, such as damage to
 jawbones, impacted teeth, abscesses, decay between the teeth and under existing fillings.  As a precaution, you should always inform your dentist if you are pregnant, in this
 instance X-rays will only be taken where absolutely necessary.

Scale and Clean: Checkups can include a complete scale and clean treatment if requested, either from your Dentist/ Dental Hygienist/ Therapist. Special instruments
 allow  cleaning  below the gum line, removing built-up plaque and tartar that can cause gum disease, cavities, bad breath and other problems. 

How Long Should I Go Between Visits?
How long you need between visits is at the recommendation of your Dentist.  Regular visits vary between between 3,6 or 12 months.  Any treatment required will be discussed 
by your Dentist.  We recommend that treatment appointments be made before leaving our surgery so you can book at a time that fits in with your schedule.

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