Growing number of Sydney dental practices offering fixed price dental
A trip to the dentist can often blow the family budget.
But a growing number of Sydney dental practices are offering a fixed-price service.
On average, a trip to the dentist costs about $215.
But Dental 99 is one of a growing number of practices capping the cost at $99.
Dental 99 CEO Dr Gamer Verdian said the price included a check-up and clean, X-rays and examinations.
“There’s no extra charges. A filling is $99 with us, regardless of size,” Dr Verdian said.
The franchise is able to offer the bargain price by keeping costs low.
“There’s no receptionist at any of our practices,” Dr Verdian said.
“All Dental 99 bookings happen through the app.”
According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, almost 40 per cent of us have put off or avoided going to the dentist because of the cost.
This is even more common among those of us not covered by private health insurance.
The number of adults waiting for public treatment in New South Wales has surpassed 100,000 for the first time.
Dentists say the best way to get value for money is with a practitioner you know and trust.
“If you can work with that dentist to achieve the best oral health you can, your cost will go down as as result,” the Australian Dental Association’s Dr Stephen Liew said.