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The Best Bulk Billing Dentists In Canberra


Oral health is a vital aspect of our overall well-being, but visiting a dentist for our twice-yearly check-up can be extremely expensive.

What’s more, children may require significant dental work, and this can set families back thousands if they’re not covered by private health insurance. Because of this, many Canberra locals seek out dentists that bulk bill.

To help you keep on top of your oral health without breaking the bank, we asked residents to share their favourite dentists that offer bulk billing. Now, the results are in.

The following three dentists come with stellar reviews and may bulk bill some or all of their services. Let’s get started right away.

What makes an excellent bulk billing dentist?

Not sure what to look for when comparing potential dentists? Our team has you covered. We suggest keeping an eye out for the following promising features:

  • Years of experience. When it comes to your health, you only want the very best in the business. Look for a dentist that has years of experience. That way, you can rest easy knowing that, whatever the issue, your teeth are in safe and capable hands.
  • Clean environment. There is nothing worse than climbing into a dental chair that looks grubby and unclean. Only trust dental practices that take hygiene seriously.
  • Friendly staff. A fear of the dentist is not uncommon, and both adults and children tend to experience some level of anxiety before and during their appointment. Friendly staff and a welcoming atmosphere can help ease any nerves.
  • Bulk billing on a range of services. Typically, dentists bulk bill some basic services for children. Others offer a wider range of bulk-billed services. Your best bet is to contact a few dentists to see which can bulk bill the specific treatment you need.

The top three bulk billing dentists in Canberra according to you

RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 19 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.

To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.

Without further ado, it’s time to introduce the top three bulk billing dentists in the Canberra region according to the locals.

Identity Dentistry

With more than four decades of combined experience, the dedicated team behind Identity Dentistry are passionate about delivering high-quality services backed by an industry-leading level of care. They continually draw on the latest technological innovations in the oral care industry to ensure their patients experience the best treatment available.

Canberra City Dentistry

Canberra City Dentistry is a staple in the Canberra region. Their experienced, enthusiastic team are devoted to providing world-class aesthetic treatments, while also developing long-lasting relationships with their valued clients. Your oral health is their top priority, and they are willing to go above and beyond to help you achieve the smile you deserve.

Civic Gentle Dental Care

Together, the dentists at Civic Gentle Dental Care have over 75 years of experience. And, as strong believers in preventative dentistry, they can provide you with the tools and knowledge you need to maintain excellent oral health now – and for years to come. Suitable for the whole family, Civic Gentle Dental Care is a top choice among Canberra’s locals.

Who did you pick?

Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback, if you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

Which is your preferred dentist? Do they bulk bill? Share your experience – whether positive or negative – in the comments area below.

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11 Responses to The Best Bulk Billing Dentists In Canberra
Archangel Archangel 8:39 pm 23 Oct 17

Dr Scott Park at Preventive Dentistry: by far the best, honest dentist I have met. He will help you out as he has helped many of my friends and families.

davidhurst davidhurst 5:15 pm 07 Apr 17

If you want to go for dental health checkup. Carillon City Dental is a great clinic providing services with great offers. They have more than 30 years of experience in dental services. You can book appointment online, no need of waiting over there in clinic. Top rated dentists working over there. To know more details just visit the website

Rachel Ziv Rachel Ziv 11:35 am 13 Oct 16

I’ve always found Signature Smiles in Gungahlin very friendly and affordable. Just call and ask their price for a clean/check up: 6255 7800

JimCharles JimCharles 8:41 am 13 Oct 16

I don’t like the dentists here, for a professional industry not to be able to put up a pricelist and for there to be no industry method of comparison just makes me want to go to Thailand as well.
The last one i was caught out with was a replacement filling quoted for $230. The bill was for $300.
$70 was added for “inspection”, even though i booked and said a filling had fallen out entirely and needed replacing. Surely looking at the damn thing is part of the replacement job, then if they need to do more they let you know.

dungfungus dungfungus 10:08 pm 12 Oct 16

Kim F said :

Medicare card no help at all. In fact, Private Health insurance and dental fees makes me wonder why I bother. Having said that , you only have one mouth that plays an important part in your general health and well being so off you go !

So, we are talking about different medicare cards?
No, that’s not possible, is it Mr Barr.

Masquara Masquara 9:53 pm 12 Oct 16

Neil Cheesman (maybe Cheeseman) in Deakin. He’s terrific.

TuggLife TuggLife 9:18 pm 12 Oct 16

You can call a few for quotes – be upfront that you don’t have private cover and they should explain your options. The price always seems to vary wildly between dentists, even with insurance. The public system is probably not very helpful, because services are limited and the waiting list is long.

If money is an issue, consider just a check up and not the clean (although the clean feels and looks lovely). It can feel a bit like servicing a car – some will encourage you to have lots of costly work done, where others will do a basic job to keep you going.

Pacific Smiles are open extended hours and weekends, if that’s important to you. I’ve had good experiences at the dentist at Weetangera shops – they were very patient – and at Corinna Dental.

Good on you for going – as Kim said, they’re your only set, you might as well look after them!

Southerly_views Southerly_views 5:10 pm 12 Oct 16

Unfortunately the cost of dental services across Canberra can vary greatly as we found out last year. The very popular dental practise we had been going to in the greater Woden area for ten years began charging over $280 for a regular check and clean + persistently tried to upsell extra services as well. There was nothing wrong with the surgery or the dentists but over time the fees for all different types of procedures kept rising way beyond what could be considered reasonable.

We looked around and asked about fees at different dentists in Tuggeranong for a regular check-up and clean and this varied from about $160 to $210. Extractions were mostly around $230 which was significantly under the $380 price of the Woden dental practise. We settled on a dentist close to home in Tuggeranong and our family have had regular check-ups and an successful extraction without any problems. Big savings simply by phoning around and visiting the surgery. We also gave up extras on private health insurance years ago as it was never a good proposition for us.

Kim F Kim F 3:29 pm 12 Oct 16

Medicare card no help at all. In fact, Private Health insurance and dental fees makes me wonder why I bother. Having said that , you only have one mouth that plays an important part in your general health and well being so off you go !

dungfungus dungfungus 2:22 pm 12 Oct 16

David_Wedgwood said :

You could ask Chris Bourke MLA (, as he was/is Australia’s first indigenous dentist. As he is now an MLA and not in active practice as a dentist, he would likely give you a frank opinion.

According to the “medicare” card that Labor dropped in my mailbox, all health services in Tuggeranong are run by Labor and bulk billed to medicare so problem solved.

David_Wedgwood David_Wedgwood 11:48 am 12 Oct 16

You could ask Chris Bourke MLA (, as he was/is Australia’s first indigenous dentist. As he is now an MLA and not in active practice as a dentist, he would likely give you a frank opinion.

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