About Fresh Start
Fresh Start Dental are happy to participate in all Tasmanian and federal dental schemes, including:
- Veteran’s Affairs
- Child Dental Benefits Scheme
- Tasmanian General Dental Care Scheme
- Tasmanian Emergency Dental Scheme
- Tasmanian Denture Scheme
In order to be eligible for the Tasmania schemes you must:
- Be 18 years of age or older
- Hold a current Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card
Please contact Oral Health Services Tasmania in Launceston on 6336 4100 to check your eligibility or contact our practice for further details.
Child Dental Benefits Scheme – Bulk Billing for Eligible Children
This new dental scheme (which commenced in January 2014) allows access to up to $1,000 of dental treatment over a 2-year period for children who meet the following criteria:
•aged between 2 –17 years on any one day of the calendar year
•receive, or their family, guardian or carer receives, certain government benefits such as Family Tax Benefit Part A for at least part of the calendar year
•are eligible for Medicare
Further details can be found on the website:
DentiCare – Payment Plans to Spread the Cost
Through our partnership with Denticare, we are able to offer patients the opportunity to manage the cost of dental treatment by making weekly, fortnightly or monthly payments over several months. This may allow you to achieve the smile that you have always wanted without having to bear the full cost up-front.
Once your treatment plan has been finalised and the costs explained, where required we can set up an interest-free direct debit for you from your bank account or credit card. Please note that there is a one-off $35 fee to set up the plan, and that credit card payment attract a 2% fee (direct debit by bank transfer does not incur any fee and is therefore recommended). A minimum deposit of 25% of the full treatment plan total is required at the commencement of the payment plan, and the minimum plan value is $1,000.
We DO NOT promote patients over-extending themselves financially, and we will always check to ensure you have a regular income before setting up your direct debit.