Q: What are your fees like?
 
This is a very common question that we get asked about. Since it is impractical to list our fees for all the services we offer, we will only provide information on the most common procedures as a guide.
Fee guide*

 Reason for visit

 Normal fees

Comprehensive oral examination or Consultation only (item code 011 or 014)

Note: There will be additional costs if radiographs are required.

 $75 

Comprehensive oral examination and removal of calculus (item code 011 and 114)

 $205

Intraoral x-ray radiograph (item code 022)

 $50

Tooth-coloured filling (depends on whether it is a front or back tooth, and the size of the filling)

 $160 - $520

Dental emergency visit (depends on whether it is a limited consultation only or including emergency treatment)

 $60 - $420



* Fees are applicable from 1st January 2018 and are subject to change without notice.

Notes

If you have Extras cover with either Medibank Private, BUPA or HCF, special rates apply. Depending on the policy that you have, there may be no out-of-pocket expenses for some treatments.

 

Q: What can I do to reduce my dental bills? 

 

The Australian Dental Association has 4 simple tips:

1) Brush twice daily, with fluoride toothpaste.

2) Use floss at least once daily.

3) Reduce sugary drinks and food.

4) Visit the dentist for regular check-ups.

Q: How much will my private health insurance contribute to my dental bills?
 
The rebates payable on dental fees depend on the type of insurance policy that you have. With the many changes that have been introduced by the health funds in recent years, we can no longer tell what benefits you may be entitled to.
We usually provide a fee estimate with item codes for treatment recommendations which you can then use to find out your out-of-pocket expenses by contacting your health fund.


Q: Why does Charisma Dental not provide fee estimates for item codes provided by other dentists?
 
The fee comparisons are useless when our recommendations differ from the other dentist.
It is better to have a consultation visit to get a second opinion, whereby an examination can be carried out and a treatment plan proposal made with accurate fee estimates.
Q: How often should I visit my dentist
For the average person, we recommend 6-monthly checkup and clean visits. Depending on the status of your oral health on examination, we may change the recommendation to anything from 3 months to 12 months. 
The whole idea here is to help everyone to remain in the low risk group for dental problems. Generally, the risk increases the longer you delay your checkup visits.