When you first arrive, you will be asked to complete a patient registration form. This details your dental and medical history. This is needed so that we can assess your individual dental needs.
During your first appointment, we will conduct a comprehensive examination to determine the current state of your oral health. We may also take an X-ray to help identify problems with your teeth. Then we will diagnose any current and potential dental problems and offer treatment options to you.
When you visit Goulburn Dental Care, we will discuss costs of procedures with you to find payment options that fits your budget. We offer flexible payment plans that can help with making dental care more affordable. Find out more about our payment options .
We offer bulk-billing, but only under the Medicare Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS). For patients who are not eligible for the CDBS, Medicare does not provide any funding for dental, therefore we are not able to bulk bill.
The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) provides access to dental services to children aged 2-17 years. The total benefit entitlement is capped at $1,000 per child over a two calendar year period. Coverage includes a range of basic dental services: including examinations, x-rays, cleaning, fissure sealing, fillings, root canals and extractions. These benefits are not available for orthodontic or cosmetic dental work. Learn more about the Child Dental Benefits Scheme.
We may have some appointments available on the same day. For emergencies, please call us and we will do our best to fit you in.
In general our wait time will be a few days in advance, although we do experience peak times during the holidays.
Even if you aren’t experiencing pain or discomfort with your teeth, you should still visit your dentist at least once per year. Plaque and tartar build up and can be significantly reduced by a regular professional cleaning at Goulburn Dental Care. The dentist will also be able to advise you on any potential problems and address them early on to avoid damage to your teeth later.
We recommend that parents bring their children in for their first dental check-up at the age of three.
Soft bristled toothbrushes are far better for your teeth than hard bristled varieties. You should also make sure you change your toothbrush every three months. If you use an electric toothbrush, always make sure your setting is on ‘soft’ or ‘gentle’.
Teeth whitening does not protect your teeth against decay, plaque or damage. Therefore it’s important to have a dental check-up prior to undergoing a teeth whitening treatment. It is also important to take care of your oral health as a preventative measure. This is done prior to the in-chair teeth whitening treatment or the take-home kit is given to you.
Goulburn Dental Care provides a variety of anaesthesia options, including IV sedation .