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What makes Kingston Beach Dental different?
Our dentists have all established reputations for being professional, gentle, thorough and caring. Our most common source of referrals is by word-of-mouth. Your experience at Kingston Beach Dental is important to our whole team and we appreciate the value of personal recommendations based on peoples' positive experience of the quality and caring dentistry provided at Kingston Beach Dental. The overhead mirror, providing water views from the dental chair has also earned a reputation of its own.
What does being an Accredited Practice mean?
It is national recognition by the Australian Dental Association (ADA) and QIP (Quality in Practice) of the policies, procedures and protocols that we have in place to ensure that we provide quality care based on the best outcomes for our patients. Accreditation checks and ensures that a dental practice has systems and processes in place to improve the safety and quality of care for patients. It is a gold star against our name for a well-run practice that meets the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards for healthcare.
We are the only accredited dental practice in Kingborough. There are only a few accredited practices in the Hobart Area.
Do you accept new patients?
Yes, new patients are very welcome at Kingston Beach Dental. If you would like your records sent from another dental practice we can organise this after you sign the relevant authorising paperwork.
What areas do you service?
All Areas, Southern Tasmania, Hobart, Kingston, Kingston Beach, Blackmans Bay, Taroona, Hobart, Kingborough, Channel and Huon Municipalities. We also have patients who travel from the East Coast and Melbourne to see our dentists! We welcome patients from everywhere.
Do you have parking available?
Free parking is available, only 10 minutes from the city.
How much will it cost me?
The out-of-pocket cost depends on the services required; the treatment provided; whether you are a member of a health fund or not and your level of cover; whether you are entitled to a Senior's discount; are a Veteran's Affairs patient; and whether you are eligible for the Medicare Child Dental Scheme.
An individualised treatment plan will be developed after your examination and we will discuss the cost of treatment with you. We have HICAPS for on-the-spot health fund claims and EFTPOS facilities and require payment on the day of treatment.
Payment is required on the day of service. Payment plans for existing patients can be discussed with the Practice Manager.
What if I need to change my appointment?
We make every effort to make a courtesy reminder call, email or SMS on the day before your appointment, and request 24 hours’ notice to change appointments. It is your responsibility to record the date and time of your appointment when it is made. The surgery and staff will be prepared specifically prepared for you.
We are a busy practice and have many patients waiting for appointments but it can be difficult for us to fill your appointment if it is cancelled at short notice. We reserve the right to charge a broken appointment fee for missed appointments and those cancelled at short notice.
Why are regular check-ups important?
We recommend a check-up and clean every 6 months to identify and diagnose any tooth or gum problems early, and to treat them appropriately before other dental issues develop. Prevention, early diagnosis and treatment all help to reduce the need for more complex and expensive dental work. Good oral health is associated with your overall health and wellbeing.
What cosmetic options do you provide?
Kingston Beach Dental provides cosmetic dentistry including crowns, veneers, implants and tooth whitening. A thorough clean and polish and replacement of discoloured fillings can also make a big difference to how you feel about your teeth and the appearance of your smile.
Are you a preferred provider practice?
Dr Martyn Sweet, Practice Principal, feels strongly about why it is important that we are NOT a preferred provider practice. Preferred providers are not actually preferred because of their dental ability but because they meet the fee criteria set by the health funds and have agreed to be contractually bound to the health fund. At Kingston Beach Dental, we welcome patients from ALL health funds and believe you should see the provider that YOU prefer, not the dentist who the health fund has a financial contractual arrangement with. This allows the best treatment decisions to be made, through consultation between the dentist and patient, without influence from the fund. For more information please read http://www.ada.org.au/app_cmslib/media/umlib/pp_brochure_online.pdf
Call us today on (03) 6229 6775 to book an appointment with one of our practitioners.
Achieving accreditation demonstrates a commitment to the provision of excellent dental care and continuous quality improvement within the practice environment.