Dental

Dental treatment is one of those things we tend to put off, but having Extras cover means you don't have to. All of our Extras options give you generous cover on all of the standard dental services, to make sure you get the care you need.

Best of all, you can choose your own dentist, and unlike other health funds, we'll pay exactly the same rebate for all of them, as long as they're a practitioner recognised by the fund. That should help to make a potentially scary experience a little more comfortable by sticking the one to you know. Plus, it means that long term you get to make sure that the same dentist provides your care and can track your progress.

We also have our exclusive practice, Queensland Country Dental, for Queensland Country Members, and we have an arrangement in place with the TUH Health Care Centre in Brisbane to access dental services.

The table below outlines the waiting periods and limits that apply to dental cover under our Extras options.

Type of service and waiting periodsLimits per membership year and what we'll pay
 Essential Extras
$900 overall limit per membership year. Limit applies per person covered.
Premium Extras
$1,400 overall limit per membership year. Limit applies per person covered
Singles and Couples Combined cover
Per person, per policy benefit limits apply*
Young Extras
Per person, per policy benefit limits apply
DiagnosticThis includes examinations, consultations, x-rays etc. 
2 months$400 sub-limit^
Periodic oral exam - $32
X-rays - $21
$600 sub-limit^
Periodic oral exam - $45
X-rays - $30
$500*
Periodic oral exam - $34
X-rays - $23
$500**
Periodic oral exam - $34
X-rays - $23
PreventativeE.g. cleaning and scaling, fluoride treatment and oral hygiene instruction; mouthguards 
2 months$500 sub-limit^
Scale & clean - $53
Fluoride treatment - $15
Mouthguard - $105
$800 sub-limit^
Scale & clean - $75
Fluoride treatment - $22
Mouthguard - $150
$500*
Scale & clean - $56
Fluoride treatment - $17
Mouthguard - $113
$500**
Scale & clean - $56
Fluoride treatment - $17
Mouthguard - $113
PeriodonticsE.g. specialised gum treatment 
12 months$300 sub-limit^$500 sub-limit^$500*
Treatment of acute periodontal infection (per visit) - $38
No cover
Extraction  
 $400 sub-limit^$700 sub-limit^$500*$500**
Simple extraction
2 months

Simple extraction -   $74

Simple extraction - $105Simple extraction - $79Simple extraction - $79
Surgical extraction
E.g. wisdom teeth extraction, removal of impacted teeth. Benefits paid on dental item numbers only, unless hospital cover is held and all waits have been served for any in-patient services.
12 months
Surgical extraction - $126Surgical extraction - $180Surgical tooth extraction - $135Surgical tooth extraction - $135
EndodonticE.g. root canal therapy and root fillings 
12 months$350 sub-limit^
E.g. root canal obturation, one canal - $119
$600 sub-limit^
E.g. root canal obturation, one canal - $170
$500*
Filling of one root canal - $128
No cover
RestorativeE.g. Composite and amalgam fillings 
2 months$500 sub-limit^
One surface composite filling - $63
$800 sub-limit^
One surface composite filling - $90
$500*
One surface composite filling - $68
$500**
One surface composite filling - $68
Crowns/Bridges  
12 months$550 sub-limit^
Accumulates to $1,000 per year after 2 years of membership
Full veneered crown - $550
$800 sub-limit^
Accumulates to $1,500 per year after 2 years of membership
Full veneered crown - $800
$500*
Full veneered crown - $500
$500**
Full veneered crown - $500
Prosthodonticse.g. dentures etc. 
12 months$500 sub-limit^
Full lower denture - $350
$850 sub-limit^
Full upper & lower denture - $850
No coverNo cover
General Servicese.g. occlusal splints 
2 months$300 sub-limit^
Occlusal splints -  $210
$500 sub-limit^
Occlusal splints - $300
$500*
Occlusal splints - $225
$500**
Occlusal splints - $225
OrthodonticsBraces etc. 
12 months$500
Accumulates to $1,000 per membership year after 2 years membership, $1,500 after 3 years membership. Lifetime limit of $1,500 per person
Benefits paid at 50% of cost
$1,000
Accumulates to $2,000 per membership year after 2 years membership, $3,000 after 3 years membership on Premium Extras cover. Lifetime limit of $3,000 per person
Benefits paid at 85% of cost
$500
Lifetime Limit of $1,000 per person
Benefits paid at 70% of cost

No cover

^ Dental sub-limits: the maximum benefit amount claimable per person for treatment/service in a specific area of dentistry per membership year. This is providing an individual person's overall dental benefit limit for the membership year has not already been reached. If this was the case no further dental benefits can be claimed by this individual on any area of dentistry until the new membership year commences. Individual dental item benefits apply.

* Singles and Couples Combined cover dental: combined limits apply - $500 per person up to $1,000 per policy for General Dental services (diagnostic, preventative, simple extraction, restorative and general services) and $500 per person up to $1,000 per policy for Major Dental services (periodontics, surgical extraction, endodontic and orthodontics) per membership year. Lifetime Limits apply to some services.

** Young Extras dental: General dental and surgical extractions and crowns and bridges are covered by a combined limit of $500 per person, up to $1,000 per policy.

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