At Lucas Dental we pride ourselves on providing our patients with the best treatment options for their individual and unique situations. It is our policy that our patients know the cost of the treatment the dentist has discussed during the initial consultation appointment and consent is given before any treatment is started.
We pledge to thoroughly explain all treatment options and fee estimates in the initial treatment planning phase before proceeding with the treatment.
All treatment plan fees are valid for 6 months from the initial examination or consultation appointment.
Please contact our friendly Treatment Consultant if you have any questions about your treatment plan and the payments methods offered.
Payment methods accepted
- Electronic HICAPS facilities available
- Visa and MasterCard
- American Express with a 2% surcharge
Department of Veterans’ Affairs
Lucas Dental has the opportunity to be able to provide services to all Department of Veterans’ Affairs card holders.
Please note you must bring your DVA card to every dental appointment you attend for invoicing purposes.
For further information on whether you are eligible please contact the Department of Veterans’ Affairs on 133 254 or visit the DVA Website.
Medicare Child Benefit Scheme
The Child Dental Benefits Schedule was introduced by the Australian Government to provide financial assistance to families and encourage children and teenagers to care for their oral health and to introduce them to preventive care solutions by having regular examinations and hygiene appointments.
The examination and hygiene appointments assist in reducing dental disease during a period of higher risk and promotes maintaining good oral health habits once they leave home and begin venturing out on their own.
The Child Dental Benefits Schedule provides dental benefits up to $1052 every two years per eligible child to help families with the cost of an oral examination, radiographs, preventive services and treatment. It is a means tested plan and eligible families will automatically receive a letter in the post. We encourage parents to call Medicare to find out about there children’s eligibility, before attending there appointments.
Lucas Dental chooses to Bulk Bill for all services eligible under the Child Dental Benefit Scheme, meaning there is no gap payment for most services including an examination, hygiene appointment, any necessary radiographs and restorations.
All patients using the Child Dental Benefits Schedule will be appointed with one of our Oral Health Therapists, specifically trained in treating this age group.
For more information on the Child Dental Benefit Scheme, visit the Department of Human Services website.