FAQ

Mon – Fri: 8.00 am – 6.00 pm
shop 4/44-52 Princes Hwy, Dapto NSW 2530, Australia
02 4288 0737 02 4288 0737

 

How can you give up to 40% off my dental fees and still provide premium dental care?

As it is a family owned practice and a branch practice of Woonona Dentists, most of the administrative task is done by the owner to reduce the overhead expenses, thus we are able to reduce the fees for the services without compromising the quality of the work or materials. Learn more on the page Our difference.

Do you accept all health funds?

Yes, we do accept all health fund cards with dental coverage. You can claim your health fund rebate from our practice through our HICAPS system . You can also ask the staff to receive a health fund rebate quote through the same system.

What are your payment options and plans?

We accept several payment options including cash, credit card, EFTPOS and cheques. We have interest free payments plans through Zipmoney and also SuperCare – Early Release of your Superannuation to pay for your own or a family member’s Dental treatment.

Are you preferred provider for any health funds?

Yes, we are the preferred provider for HCF (More for teeth program), Westfund and CBHS. All our members/patients with health fund or without health fund cards receive added advantage of up to 40% savings on your dental fees!

Why is my tooth sore?

Toothaches are the human body’s way of telling you that something is wrong. This could be a cracked tooth, a dental cavity, an exposed tooth root or even gum disease. We recommend that you schedule an appointment with us as soon as possible if you happen to be experiencing tooth pain. We have emergency appointments available every day, so call us on 4288 0737 or Book online

What should I do if I get a tooth knocked out?

If a tooth is knocked out, you should pick it up by the crown and rinse it in milk. If milk is unavailable have the person who lost the tooth clean it with his/her saliva being careful not to scrape or touch the root of the tooth if possible. Carefully orient the tooth (so it is facing the right way) and carefully push it back into the socket. If you are unable to do this wrap the tooth in cling film. Either way immediately make your way to a dentist. Getting to a dentist quickly is critical if the tooth is to be saved, we leave always room for dental emergencies.

How can I improve my oral hygiene?

In order to keep your teeth and gums healthy, we encourage flossing and daily brushing to maintain proper hygiene. Using mouthwashes, cleaning your tongue and eating a healthy diet which limits sugary food and soft drinks can also help. We also recommend regular visit to a dentist for a comprehensive oral assessment at least once in 6 months.

Why are regular dental check-up and clean so important?

Comprehensive dental assessments provide your dental practitioner with an opportunity to clean your teeth and detect problems as early as possible. A simple filling at the right time or identifying a cavity early could spare you from needing a root canal or tooth extraction later down the track. We recommend for patients to receive a dental assessment on a regular six monthly basis. This ensures that you receive a professional clean to effectively remove plaque build-up so that oral hygiene is maintained. It also gives our dentists more time to identify any problems before they escalate into bigger issues. A typical dental appointment involves a careful inspection of your mouth, teeth, gums and oral tissue. Your dentist will be looking for any signs of tooth decay and cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged tooth fillings or gum disease. This is why a regular dental visit is a necessary part of preventive dental care coupled with flossing, brushing and a healthy diet. This is the reason that we have made this assessment Gap Free/$99, so that everyone can afford the visit to a dentist. Please visit Our Services.

Why do I have to give notice if I’m not going to keep a dental appointment?

Your appointment time has been specifically set aside for you. At Dapto Dentists, we do not overbook patients. For us to provide you with optimum care we need to allocate an appropriate amount of time to carry out the necessary treatment. Should you fail to notify us that you are unable to attend your appointment, it will affect three dental team members time and disadvantages other patients. We understand that from time to time unforeseen circumstances arise. So please notify us at least 24 hours prior to your appointment if you are unable to attend. This gives us the opportunity to offer your appointed time to another patient.