Frequently Asked Questions – Dental Surgery Gold Coast

  • I have private health insurance. Do I still get a rebate?

    At the Dental Implant and Specialist Centre, our dental services are covered by most private healthcare policies. We believe that this is an integral part of providing accessible services to those who need it. To make it easier for you to get the rebate to which you are entitled, we include all relevant health fund items and code numbers in written form.

    This is a part of the quote that we provide you with at the time of your initial consultation. With these numbers, you will be able to claim any rebates that are provided as a part of your private health insurance cover.

  • Will my treatment be covered by a Medicare rebate?

    Medicare offers a rebate for a number of eligible procedures and treatments. Here at the Dental Implant and Specialist Centre, a number of our treatments have coverage from Medicare. This means that you can receive comprehensive rebates on many of our dental healthcare services.

    To make things a little clearer we will provide details of the Medicare rebate that you can claim, on your written quote. We will issue you with this quote at your initial consultation. It is important to note that Medicare rebates are assigned by Medicare and this means that some procedures are not covered. If you need more information on this or our payment options, simply let us know and we can address your queries.

  • What happens if I need to reschedule my dental surgery?

    We understand that your circumstances can change very easily. Because of this, we remain flexible to adapt to your needs. If you need to reschedule, that is not a problem. Simply call our rooms and inform our friendly administrative staff that you need to change the date of your surgery. We will then contact all the other services that are relevant to your treatment. This includes specialists and hospitals, where necessary. All you need to do is let us know of any changes to your schedule; we will take care of the rest.

  • I do not have private health fund insurance – what are my options?

    At the Dental Implant and Specialist Centre, we understand the surgical procedures can be financially burdensome. To account for this, we offer a range of options that can reduce the cost of your dental surgery. One of the most effective ways to reduce the total cost of your procedure is our lower cost hospital option. Some procedures can be done in rooms, which saves on the cost of performing the procedure in a hospital. Hospitals are equipped with state of the art equipment. This means that running costs can be quite high. By providing treatment out of rooms, we can administer quality healthcare at a lower cost. We also offer a range of payment options, including payment plans and payment of treatment under a third party plan.

  • How long does recovery normally take?

    The time taken for you to recover from a dental procedure depends on a multitude of factors. These factors include the nature of the procedure and your own health. As a result, it is not possible to give a precise time. However, your specialist Gold Coast dental surgeon will be able to provide you with an accurate indication of the recovery time you will need. At the Dental Implant and Specialist Centre, we place emphasis on non-invasive treatment methods. We aim to limit the invasiveness of our procedures, where possible, to allow for better recovery times for you. This means that you will normally recover quite quickly. To ensure that your treatment is successful, we conduct post surgery reviews. These occur either over the phone, or face to face in our clinic. The aim of our reviews is to ensure that you are recovering well and that your treatment has achieved its purpose.

  • Is a Cosmetic Surgeon the same as a Specialist Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon?

    Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons are highly trained Medical and Dental Specialists, who dedicate their practice to conditions affecting the face, jaws and mouth. Plastic surgeons are Medical Specialists that more commonly restrict their practice to conditions affecting the skin and supporting structures. Cosmetic Surgeons may be Specialists (mostly Plastic Surgeons) but more commonly are General (non-Specialist) Medical Practitioners with an interest in cosmetic procedures.

    There are many common areas of interest between of Oral and Maxillofacial, Plastic and Cosmetic Practitioners. Different procedures require specialist knowledge in that particular field. At the Dental Implant and Specialist Centre, our specialist Gold Coast dental surgeons are leaders in their fields. For Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the attainment of Specialist Medical and Dental qualifications takes a lot of training and yields a wealth of experience over many extra years of training and education. This ensures that you are getting the benefit of a person focused on your best interests, tailoring treatment to your specific needs.