Melbourne Smile Clinic

Health Fund Info

The Melbourne Smile Clinic is not a preferred provider for any Health Fund as we prefer to operate independently of corporate decisions made by the Health Funds

We believe that private health funds should not influence your right to choose the dental practice providing your treatment.

Rather, patients should choose a practice that they are comfortable with and be sure that their dentist is recommending the best treatment available, not one that meets a health fund’s pre-set terms and conditions. 

Preferred providers have contracted dentists who provide treatment at an agreed fee with the private health fund. Health funds then advertise “higher rebates” or “no out of pocket expenses” but only if you visit one of their dentists. We decided not to join the “preferred provider” scheme due to the implications contracted dentistry will have on the quality of dental care available to patients.

HICAPS machine is available so health fund rebates can be claimed on the spot. 

Frequently Asked Questions

We offer Zip Pay and Zip Money. Choose from two great ways to own and pay for everything you want and need. To find out more information call our office or apply by clicking the image. 

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
Covid-19 update: Level 3 restrictions in Place
Only dental treatment deemed urgent can be provided and aerosol generating procedures are to be avoided. Patients will be asked to use a 0.2% chlorhexidine or 1.5% hydrogen peroxide mouthrinse prior to starting a procedure. Triage of patients will be carried out before an appointment is booked. Rubber dam for dental procedures will be used as much as possible.  Patients who have tested positive for Covid-19 or are awaiting test results, showing any symptom of covid-19 or have been in contact with an infected person are asked to delay dental visits. Social distancing measures have been set up in the waiting room as well as the staggering of appointments. Patients must use the alcohol-based handrub provided before and after treatment. For more information on restriction levels in Dental Practice, please click here . If you have a dental concern, please call us first to confirm whether the required treatment can be provided at this time. Thank you.