Health Insurance & Child benefits

Health Insurance Questions

Including dental benefits in your health cover is an excellent way to ensure you can pay for dental care. Worried about the gap? We have several payment plan options available.

Firstly you receive the bill for your dental treamtent, your health fund card is simply swiped through the HICAPS terminal.  Your claim details are entered and in seconds the whole transaction is processed.

Once your claim is authorised, you simply pay the gap amount – the difference between the full fee for the treatment and the amount claimed from your health fund.

As we have an EFTPOS facility available you can pay the gap owing with your EFTPOS or credit card. Cash is also accepted. 

Forget paying the total bill upfront and waiting days for a rebate; HICAPS ensures your health fund’s contribution is processed on the spot so you’re not out of pocket.

Here at Be Dental we are preferred providers for: 

  • Medibank Private Members Choice Advantage 
  • HCF 

All other participating health funds are accepted.  This means by visiting us, you’ll pay less. 

Yes, we physically need to swipe your health fund card through our HI CAPS machine on the day of treatment.

For participating health funds fortunately we are able to swipe your health fund card through our HI CAPS machine and as a result, give you an estimate on your benefit on the spot. Enabling you to make an informed financial decision, before receiving your service.

There’s no need to pay the full consultation fee up-front then wait for the reimbursement of your benefit. Once your claim is authorised by the health fund, you simply pay the gap amount – the difference between the full fee for the treatment and the amount claimed from your health fund.

Child Dental Benefits Schedule

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) offers more accessible dental treatment for children. 

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) provides eligible children with financial assistance for basic dental services. Eligible children will have access to a benefit cap of $1,000 over a two calendar year period.

The CDBS provides a range of services including :

  • Fillings
  • X-rays 
  • Active maintenance
  • Examinations

To be eligible a child must be aged between 2-17 years and their family must receive Family Tax Benefit Part A or a relevant Australian Government payment.

You are able to check if your child is eligible for the CDBS by contacting the Department of Human Services. General information about the program can also be found on the Department of Human Services website.

What we require?

All we would require is the current physical medicare card for the patient and a signed consent form from a parent/Guardian.

Download Child Consent Form

Meet Your Local Parkwood & Arundel Dentist

Book your next appointment today by calling us, or through our online booking system.

Call (07) 5563 3133.

Alex Richmond

Oral Health Therapist

Alex was born and raised in Brisbane and permanently relocated to the Gold Coast in 2012. Alex graduated from the University of Queensland in 2009 with a Bachelor of Oral Health. Since then she worked as an Oral Health Therapist in both general and orthodontic practices, before joining the Be Dental team in January 2015.

Alex aims to assist patients in achieving optimum oral health through prevention of dental disease. Alex is able to restore teeth, apply fissure sealants and remove baby teeth when necessary in children up to seventeen years of age.

When Alex isn’t at work, you’ll probably find her watching AFL or at the Gabba barracking for her beloved Brisbane Lions! Her other interests include craft and attempting to find the joy of cooking.

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Dr Chris Waters

Dentist
BDSc Hons Class 1 2002 U.Q Master of Clinical Dentistry (Dental Implants) 2013, Griffith University
ASID Level 4 Accreditation
Member of ICOI, ADA

Dr Chris Waters graduated from the University of Queensland in 2002 with first class honours. Since then, he has been constantly attending professional development courses and has also obtained his Master of Clinical Dentistry in Dental Implants from Griffith University in 2013.

He has now had 15 years experience in private practice in the one location at Arundel.
This has allowed him to learn exactly what treatments work and what doesn’t when it comes to teeth. Experience, confidence, clear communication and clinical excellence means that Dr Waters will stand by his treatments and guarantee you get what you pay for.

He prides himself on being an ethical decision maker and an honest, caring person.
Chris is married to his wife Kelly, and together they have 2 small children and one large Rottweiler which keep him very busy in the “down” times. When he is not at work, he is usually running, or fishing and sometimes still surfing if he is lucky.

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Dr Stuart Craig

Principal Dentist
BDS (QLD)
Member of Australian Dental Association

Dr Stuart Craig grew up in central Queensland and completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery studies 2013 as part of the inaugural graduation class from James Cook University in Cairns.  After moving back from home to Rockhampton for a year and then spending a few years in Townsville he and his wife Susan moved to the Gold Coast in 2016.

Stuart has 7 years experience as a Dentist and completed countless hours of professional development including Invisalign, relative analgesia sedation and completing 12 month residency with renowned specialist prosthodontist Dr Tony Rotondo in 2015.

Stuart is passionate for restorative and cosmetic dentistry and prides himself on his understanding and clinical care for patients concerns. It is very important to Stuart’s philosophy to have a long lasting relationship with his patients.

Outside dentistry Stuart can be found most weekends on the Golf course or tending to his garden and enjoying the best of the Gold Coast lifestyle.

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