We at Smile Hawthorn pride ourselves on our high clinical standards and compassionate communication. We endeavour to provide you with the best job possible and don't believe in cutting corners to save a buck. Hence we have invested in high quality equipment for optimal treatment results. All treatment is backed with our commitment to providing you with the highest level of care.



Private Health Insurance

We accept all private health insurance funds which are claimable at the time of the appointment via HICAPS.

For further information about getting more from your Private Health Insurance, the Australian Dental Association has provided a publication below.

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Preferred Provider

Being a preferred provider is simply an agreement to follow certain treatment-related terms, conditions and limitations, which are dictated by insurance companies and are completely unrelated to the skills or technology employed by the dentist or the needs of the patient.

We believe all health care should be governed by the patient’s needs and expectations, and external third party financial institutions should not control the quality, amount or type of care provided.

The Australian Dental Association has published the following brochure that explains the implications of contracted dentistry on dental care for you and your family.

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Treatment Costs

  • Preventive costs start at $40 (e.g. Oral cancer screening, Decay Prevention, Gum Disease Prevention)
  • Restorative costs start at $150 (e.g. Fillings)
  • Major dental services start at $750 (e.g. Crowns, Root Canal, CAD-CAM technology services)
  • Teeth whitening starts at $250 (e.g. In-Office and Take-Home Options available)

Contact us today for your personalised and up-front quote with no hidden fees.



Finance Options

To help you reach all your health goals we accept payment by cash, VISA, MasterCard and EFT, and we offer a range of flexible payment options:

  • Interest FREE payment plans with flexible and affordable monthly instalments (for treatment greater than $1000; Eligibility criteria apply)
Payment plans Smile Hawthorn Dentist Orthodontist

Payment plans Smile Hawthorn Dentist Orthodontist



The Gap Payment

The 'gap' is the amount you pay for either medical or hospital charges, over and above what you get back from Medicare or your private health insurer. Some health funds have gap cover arrangements to insure against some or all of these additional payments. The 'gap' amount is determined by your level of insurance cover based on your insurer.

The 'gap' payment contributes to maintaining the clinic's infrastructure, high quality materials and equipment, maintaining the high levels of infection control expected in dentistry as well as paying our staff.

For some services where the gap can be attributed to labour costs, rebates may be available.

The Australian Dental Association has published an article about 'The Gap' which is provided below.
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