Established 1999 in the heart of Samford at the Samford Central Shopping Centre

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FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Private Health Funds

Dental Distinction is a very proud preferred provider of Medibank Private, AHM, HCF and Smile.com.au (Click on link for more information).

 

They will cover your routine 6 monthly check ups, twice a year and you will get back the maximum possible rebate for any other treatment performed in our clinic.

 

 

We accept all other health funds and can provide on the spot rebates with our Hicaps Machine.

 

 

 

Veteran's Affair

Bulk billing is available for our Veteran Affairs patients. All necessary paper work will be completed by our staff, requiring only a quick signature from you - making your trip to the dentist as easy as can be.

 

 

 

General Information

Following your initial examination appointment with us, we will always provide for you a detailed treatment outline with the costs and time frames involved throughout. If necessary, we will give you several treatment options so you can choose the plan that suits your needs and budget best. We will always run through with you the treatment details before it is commenced. 


Due to the nature of our services, it is very difficult to give an accurate quote for treatment prior to the initial consultation appointment. In some cases, we can give you fee estimates over the phone, but they will only be a rough guide and may change once your specific situation has been assessed by Dr Golbarani.


For your convenience, we accept cash, cheques and Eftpos for all major cards (Eg: Amex, Visa, MasterCard ect).

 

 

 

Government (Medicare) Child Dental Benefit Scheme

Government Child Dental Benefit Scheme 

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) is a $2.7 billion measure that will provide a Commonwealth funded capped benefit entitlement for basic dental services for children.

Around 3.4 million children aged 2-17 in families who meet a means test will be eligible for benefits each year. This means test will be the same as the previous Medicare Teen Dental Plan (MTDP), which requires receipt of Family Tax Benefit Part A or other certain government payments.

 

What Treatment is Included in the Program?

Services for basic dental treatment, such as check-ups, x-rays, fillings and extractions will be included in the CDBS. High end services, such as orthodontic treatment are not included. The total benefit entitlement will be capped at $1000 per child over a two year period, however eligibility will need to be determined.

 

How Do I Know if I am Eligible for the CDBS?

The Australian Government wrote to eligible children or their families in early 2014 to confirm eligibility.

Eligibility is determined each calendar year however funds are valid for two calendar years. A child is eligible if they are aged 2?17 years for at least 1 day of the calendar year, are eligible for Medicare and are either part of a family receiving Family Tax Benefit Part A or one of the following Australian Government payments:

  • Youth Allowance
  • ABSTUDY
  • Disability Support Pension
  • Parenting Payment
  • Special Benefit
  • Carer Payment
  • Double Orphan Pension
  • Veteran?s Children Education Scheme, if the child is 16 or over
  • Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act Education and Training Scheme, if the child is 16 or over.

 

You should ensure that your details are up to date if you think you or your child may be eligible.To update your details with Medicare phone the patient helpline on 132 011.

 

 

For FTB-A matters, phone Centrelink on 136 150.

 

 

To learn more, please contact us or visit the Department of Health's website here.