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About Smile Makers Whitsundays

Welcome to Smile Makers Whitsundays!

Welcome to Smile Makers Whitsundays!

Open since 2015, Smile Makers Whitsundays serves our active community with a fresh approach to dental care. Principal dentist and practice owner Dr Prashant Kulkarni seeks to change the perceptions that many people hold about dentistry. We keep your visits affordable and simple, with insurance accepted and flexible payment plans available. You don’t have to be afraid of painful procedures at our practice; instead, you’ll feel comfortable and relaxed in the gentle hands of our team.

Convenient Dental Care for All Ages in Cannonvale

Our modern building is a complex called 121 Business Centre, located just off of Shute Harbour Road. Free parking is available to our patients.

Additionally, we’re always available to you when you need us most. Emergency cases are welcome to ring 24 hours a day – you can rest assured knowing you’ll always have Dr Prashant to promptly and thoroughly attend to your needs. If you ever have questions regarding dental, we encourage you to stop by, call or email us.

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Affordable Payment Options to Suit You

HICAPS – Health Industry Claims and Payments ServiceHicaps logo

HICAPS is an electronic health claims system that allows ALL private health fund members to claim automatically on the spot at their health service provider.

ALL private health insurance funds are accepted at Smile Makers Whitsundays and we are preferred providers for HCF, NIB & WESTFUND & NIB.

The Department of Veterans’ Affairs Gold CardDVA logo

A Gold Card entitles the holder to DVA funding for services for all clinically necessary health care needs, and all health conditions, whether they are related to war service or not.

The card holder may be a veteran or the widow(er) or dependent of a veteran. Only the person named on the card is covered.

Child Dental Benefits Schedule

Medicare-CBDSThe Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) is a scheme run by Medicare that provides eligible children up to $1,000 over 2 calendar years to pay for a range of dental services. It’s aimed at families who are already receiving other benefits, such as Family Tax Benefit A payments.

If your child is eligible, the CDBS will cover dental services including examinations, x-rays, routine cleaning, repairing cracked teeth, fillings, root canals and extractions. It doesn’t cover orthodontic treatment (such as braces to straighten crooked teeth), any dental work that needs to be done in hospital, or cosmetic dental procedures (such as replacing missing teeth).

To check if your child is eligible visit: http://www.health.gov.au/cdbs Or Call – 13 24 68.

MySmilePlan

MySmile PlanSmile Makers Whitsundays are proud to be partnered with MySmilePlan to help others access the dental care they need, when they need it.

What is MySmilePlan?

MySmilePlan is a dental payment plan powered by Openpay that allows patients to pay off their treatment in fortnightly installments. There are three types of treatment plan available.

What are the different treatment plans?

  • 3-month plan: $0 – $500 in dental treatment
  • 9-month plan: $501 – $2000 in dental treatment
  • 15-month plan: $2001 – $9000 in dental treatment

Will I need to pay a deposit?

Yes. Before commencing the payment plan, patients will need to deposit 20% of their total treatment.  Luckily, there is 0% interest for the entire plan, making it that much easier for our patients’ pockets.

How do I apply for MySmilePlan?

Applying for MySmilePlan is very simple and easy. There is no paperwork needed as the application is done online by the dental staff. All patients need to provide is an Australian photo ID (driver’s licence, passport or proof of age card) and their contact details. A quick 2-minute credit check will be conducted and if the patient is eligible, then MySmilePlan will be ready for use. Because the credit check is done by the MySmilePlan system, patients will not need to worry about their credit history being seen.

Patients may also apply by themselves using the Openpay app (available for Iphone and Android phones) and have their credit check done from the privacy of their own phone. When approved, the patient will need to go back to the practice and complete the payment plan process with the dental staff. It’s a simple process, but if there are any enquiries; feel free to contact us and we’ll be happy to explain more.

You can download the Openpay app for iOS devices here and for Android here.

Otherwise, please visit https://mysmileplan.com.au/dental-payment-plans-for-patients/ for more information.

Schedule a convenient Saturday or same-day appointment. We look forward to welcoming you into our friendly, relaxing environment!

CONTACT US

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Smile Makers Whitsundays | 07 4946 5007