For all new patients - Please bring appropriate photo ID or a credit card/Medicare card as identification to your first appointment. We request payment on the day for treatment rendered. If you are a new patient with no proof of ID and unable to provide valid evidence of ability to settle your account on the day, we may be unable to treat you.
Please be aware Medicare does not cover dental treatment. We accept all Private Health Insurance members with HICAPS claims available. If you are not a member of Private Health Insurance with Dental Extras coverage, you will be required to pay the full amount of treatment.
The one exception to Medicare coverage is the Child Dental Benefits Scheme. We accept Veterans Affairs, Victorian Emergency Dental Scheme, Victorian Denture Scheme eligible patients. A copayment may be required by some eligible patients.
We accept cash, EFTPOS, Visa, Mastercard and American Express. We do not accept personal cheques. We can process your Private Health Insurance Extras benefit directly at the surgery using HICAPS - read more below!
Dentists and dental prosthetists at Verdant Dental are independent, self-employed practitioners who operate their own professional practice within facilities provided by Verdant Dental. Every practitioner is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and self-certifies their independent right and ability to practice, including compliance with the Dental Board of Australia regulations. Each practitioner is required to hold Professional Indemnity Insurance. While it is not a requirement to be a member of the Australian Dental Association, most providers at Verdant Dental choose to be members. Should you have any concerns regarding your treatment, please bring it to the attention of the provider of your treatment.
Please note that we aim to treat you with respect - and we expect the same in return. Any instance of aggressive or threatening behaviour to a provider, staff or other customer of the practice will result in a police report being made and potentially charges laid.
We can claim your health fund rebate directly on-site with HICAPS!
If you have Private Health Insurance with Extras, we are able to process your health fund rebate directly at the dental surgery! You will only need to pay the gap (which is the difference between our fees and your health fund benefit).
Verdant Dental Niddrie are HCF More For Teeth providers! If you have private health insurance with HCF, depending on your level of cover you can get one or two fully covered checkups per calendar year - this can include xrays, cleaning and fluoride treatments!