Suite 7, The Gap Village Shopping Centre, 1000 Waterworks Rd, The Gap, QLD 4061 | P: 07 3300 5355 | E: click here


Bupa Dental The Gap

Suite 7, The Gap Village Shopping Centre, 1000 Waterworks Rd, The Gap, QLD 4061
P: 07 3300 5355
E: admin@thedentist.com.au

8.00am - 6.00pm
8.00am - 5.30pm
8.00am - 6.00pm
8.00am - 7.00pm
8.00am - 4.00pm

ParkingFree undercover parking
Wheelchair AccessEasy access for wheel chairs

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Making the most of your private health insurance dental benefits before they expire! 

Dental benefits are a great perk for patients covered by private health insurance. It helps pay for the cost of necessary preventative dental care such as examinations, assessments, fluoride treatments and cleaning services. Depending on your individual insurance plan, it may even pay in part or whole for other general services including fillings and x-rays that would otherwise have you out of pocket. But what’s the point of taking out insurance if you’re not using the associated benefits before they expire? 

Unfortunately it’s becoming a common trend for Australians, many of whom are forgetting to use the dental benefits they’re paying for. This could mean they’re skipping an important visit to the dentist altogether. 

Dental health insurance is worthwhile if you do take advantage of its benefits. It encourages patients to see their dentist for regular checkups, which ultimately helps to maintain optimal dental health and hygiene. In the long run, dental insurance often pays for itself many times over throughout your lifetime, and will prevent you having to spend a mint to fix larger problems you could have avoided with regular dental assessments. A clean today can prevent a filling tomorrow! 

Here are some tips to maximise the benefits of dental insurance: 

Know your plan
One of the main reasons people miss out on their benefits is not knowing what they were entitled to in the first place. Plans differ, but dental benefits generally expire at the end of the year and don’t roll over to the next year. This is why it’s key to know when your benefits expire and the cover limit so you know what type of treatment you’re entitled to at what value. 

Get in early
Schedule your dental appointments in advance, especially between October and January. This is a particularly busy period while patients are trying to beat their benefit expiry dates. If you need complex treatments such as a dental implant or root canal– which can require multiple visits –you’ll need to schedule all of your appointments before the end of the year to take full advantage of the entitlements.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding with a surgical or invasive procedure, you should seek a second opinion from an
appropriately qualified health practitioner.