Most people covered by private dental cover can choose which dentist will provide their dental care.

However, some health funds are attempting to convince their members to see a health funds’ dentist of choice or ‘preferred provider’.

The term ‘preferred’ is misleading as it insinuates that the dentist has met a higher standard of care than other dentists. It actually only means that they are contractually and financially bound to that health fund.

As a family-owned private practice, we are not contracted to any particular health fund. We do not believe in contracted dentistry and take pride in providing personalised quality dental care rather than being influenced by health fund arrangements with their contracted providers.

We wish to be able to provide the current high standard of service to our patients without any restrictions to the decision making process. We believe that maintaining patient choice is a crucial element to providing high standards of dental care.

We provide the high quality dentistry that you and your family need, without any restrictions to the treatment planning process or interference in the provision of high quality dental care.

The Australian Dental Association believes you should be fully informed about all the implications that contracted dentistry will have on dental care for you and your family.

It may be time to look at what rebates your private dental fund is offering you. Can you do better?

If you would like further information, please visit or phone our practice on 8270 2869.