Payment Options

We accept cash, cheques and most major credit and debit cards (Visa, Mastercard)

HICAPS on the spot claims

If you have private health insurance remember to bring your health insurance card so we can claim for you treatment on the spot using HICAPS. This means you will only have to pay the gap fee

HCF More for teeth program

Eligible HCF health fund members are able to receive up to two dental exams, a clean, mouth guards and radiographs with NO GAP PAYMENTS.

Child Dental Benefit Schedule

We bulk bill all eligible patients under the Child Dental Benefit Scheme (CDBS) between ages 2-17 years. This scheme is capped at $1,000 per child over a two calendar year period and provides individual benefits for a range of services including examinations, x-rays, cleaning, fissure sealing, fillings, root canals and extractions. Please contact Medicare enquiries on 132 011 to check your eligibility. Please remember to bring your Medicare Card and Medicare eligibility letter at the time of your appointment.

Further information can be found by clicking the following link:

www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/medicare/child-dental-benefits-schedule

Department of Veteran Affairs

Eligible Veterans can be provided most dental treatment at no extra cost.

Barwon Health Dental Vouchers

We accept VEDS (Victorian Emergency Dental Services) and VGDS (Victorian General Dental Services) vouchers from Barwon Health. Vouchers must be presented and co-payment made on the day of visit.

Student and Pensioner Discount

Discounts are available for students and pensioners. Please advise the reception team if you are a student or pensioner before your appointment and bring your card along on the day of your visit.

Interest Free Payment Plans

  • DentiCare

    DentiCare is a company which offers interest free payment plans for dental treatment. DentiCare Payment Plans can be used for treatment over $1000 with varying term lengths to suit your budget. To be eligible you must be an Australian citizen over 18 years of age, be able to provide proof of income, and not be subject to bankruptcy or any debt agreements. The application process is completed at our dental practice and generally takes one week for approval. Contact the team at Smile Care Dentists for more information.

    For more information please visit – www.denticarepaymentplans.com.au

  • ZipMoney

    Zip Money

    ZipMoney is a company which offers interest free payment plans. ZipMoney can be used for treatment up to $2000 over a 6 month term. To be eligible you must be an Australian citizen over 18 years of age, and be employed in some capacity earning over $300 per week. The application process is completed online at www.zipmoney.com.au and is generally approved within a few minutes. Contact the team at Smile Care Dentists for more information.

    For more information please visit – https://zipmoney.com.au/