Who is a periodontist and what do they do?

A periodontist is a highly trained dental specialist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease and in the placement of dental implants. Initially, they would have completed the same training as a general dentist, and then they would have completed an additional 3-year doctorate of clinical dentistry degree to specialise in their field.

Do I need a referral?

No, a referral is not necessary to make an appointment or proceed with treatment. However, some aspects of your treatment may need collaboration with your dentist, hygienist, or oral health therapist, and we would be able to indicate when those instances arise and make arrangements accordingly.

Is there any parking available on site?

Yes, there is a free carpark (3 hours maximum) available across from the practice on Ian Keilar Drive.

Does Medicare or DVA cover any of treatment costs?

Unfortunately, Medicare does not subsidise dental or periodontal treatment. Medicare rebates are available for radiology services like x-rays and CT scans if we are required to refer you for any of these investigations. The department of veterans’ affairs covers the costs of care for patrons with gold cards for most periodontal conservative treatments.  However, we may be required to submit an application for prior approval for specific types of treatments e.g. dental implants or surgical treatments.

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