Oral health is a vital aspect of our overall well being. If you need a Canberra dentist who bulk bills you’ll need to attend one of two public dental clinics run by ACT Health. This is because Medicare doesn’t cover dental treatment (exceptions are the Child Dental Benefits Scheme and Veterans Affairs, which some private dental practices facilitate).
Five public dental clinics operate in the ACT—the Phillip, Gungahlin, Tuggeranong, City and Belconnen Community Health Centres.
It’s important to note that eligibility criteria apply and there can be long wait lists, especially with COVID-19 restrictions. If you want to have your name added to the waiting list you need to complete the Waiting List Placement Form on the ACT Health website and email it to email@example.com.
The dentists who work at the Phillip Community Health Centre and the Gungahlin Community Health Centre are experienced and provide quality, caring services in clean environments.
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Canberra Health Services, at the Phillip Community Health Centre, offers public dental services for children, young people and adults, including emergency treatment and denture services. Child and youth services include comprehensive assessment, individual oral health plans and general preventive, restorative and emergency treatment. Those over 18 years of age can access general restorative, denture and emergency services. Conditions apply (see website).
Tshering Dukpa wrote on Google, “My son seven years old has his teeth uprooted … two female dentists did an excellent service.”
At the Gungahlin Community Health Centre, Canberra Health Services offers dental services for children, young people and adults, including emergency treatment and denture services. preventive, restorative and emergency treatment. Those over 18 years of age can access general restorative, denture and emergency services. Conditions apply (see website).
On Google, Twilight Genna wrote, “Took my daughter to the dentist here the staff were lovely and really patient plus it was also pretty quick.”
If you’re looking for more information on dentists in Canberra, you might like our articles on the best dentists, best emergency dentists and the best cosmetic dentists Canberra has to offer. If you want to get your teeth whitened, you might like our article on the best teeth whitening services in Canberra.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What exactly is bulk billing?
Bulk billing is when you don’t pay out-of-pocket expenses to your dentist. Your dentist is paid direct by the government.
Do all Canberra dentists offer bulk billing services?
No. The only official bulk billing dentists in Canberra are listed on the ACT Health website. They work at the Gungahlin Community Health Centre and the Phillip Community Health Centre.
Are their age restrictions for bulk billing dental work?
Check with the ACT Health centres that offer bulk billing for any age or other service restrictions.
Are all dental services eligible for bulk billing?
No, only those services provided by the two public dental clinics run by ACT Health provide bulk billing dental services.
Does using a bulk billing dentist mean lesser quality services?
No. the dentists who work at the two public dental clinics run by ACT Health (one in Phillip and one in Gunghalin) are experienced and provide quality and caring services.