FAQs

If you have any specific questions, please contact Ocean View Dental and we will answer your queries. We have listed some commonly asked question to get you started:

Our Practice

  • What is ‘dentistry for generations’?

    We are committed to providing dentistry for generations. To us this means looking after your oral health through out all the stages of your life. Providing you with expert dental care that you can trust. There is no greater sense of accomplishment for us that being known as the ‘family dentist’.

  • What are the key values of Ocean View Dental?

    The values we stand by are;

    Professionalism – The minute we greet you to the moment you leave you know you are dealing with a professional practice that is respectful of you. You can rely on and trust in our team to look after you no matter what the circumstances.

    Caring – Everyone visits the dentist with different feelings, needs and ideas about what outcomes they would like. Our amazing team are highly qualified to thoroughly assess the condition of your oral health. Where we excel is working with you to support decisions about which treatment options that are right for you and then taking care of you during your appointments with us.

    Precision – the fine work of dentistry requires great precision to achieve brilliant and lasting results. We have things running like clockwork so that you are completely satisfied with the care we have provided you.

Costs

  • Do you accept my health fund card?

    Ocean View Dental is registered with HICAPS so we accept the majority of Australia Health Funds and claim for you on the spot. Our staff will assist you with claiming for any other funds . You can check your fund’s participation at the HICAPS website.

  • Do you provide treatment for Department of Vetarans’ Affairs gold card holders?

    Yes our clinic is a registered provider. Please inform our staff of your eligibility upon making the appointment and bring your card along to your appointment.

  • How much does dentistry cost at your clinic?

    Our fees are in line with the average dental fees as determined by the Australian Dental Association. We are certainly not the most expensive clinic in Adelaide and nor do we aim to be the cheapest. We provide quality treatment using modern materials in a relaxed environment. Our transparent approach means that all our fees are discussed upfront, even before you attend your appointment. Our aim is to educate you about your dental health, current dental problems as well as potential problems and how to avoid them. There are often different options available, and at your consultation visit these will be presented to you.

  • Do you offer payment plans?

    Certainly! Many of our patients like to spread out payments to help them manage their cash-flow while achieving optimal dental health. We are proud providers of Denti-care – an interest free payment plan option. Some eligibility criteria does apply. Please discuss your financial needs with our front office coordinator to determine if a payment plan may be suitable for you.

  • How can I pay my account?

    For your convenience we accept payments by cash, direct transfer (pre-approved), EFTPOS and credit cards. For those with extras cover, please bring along your health fund card so we can claim the benefit for you. We are also able to provide information for Denti-care payment plans and help you sign up if you prefer to pay off your treatment.

Children

  • When should I take my child to the dentist?

    The general rule is six months after your child’s first tooth appears, or no later than the age of 1. Primary teeth usually erupts in around 6 months of age. Taking your child to the dentist at a young age is important to prevent dental problems such as tooth decay and can help parents learn how to clean their child’s teeth and identify any dental problems or needs.

  • How often should my child visit the dentist?

    It is recommended that a check-up should be every six months to prevent dental problems. However, our dentist will also determine how frequently the check up should take place based on the condition of your child’s mouth, teeth and gums.

Home Care

  • How often should I brush my teeth and why is it important?

    You should brush your teeth twice a day- morning and before bed. Brushing your teeth is important as it removes the sticky film build up on your teeth called plaque. The bacteria in plaque is the main cause of tooth decay and gum disease.

  • How should I brush my teeth?

    It is important to get into routine when brushing your teeth. Here are some brushing techniques you could use at home:

    Place the head of the toothbrush against your gum line at a 45-degree angle

    Move the brush in small circular motions, brushing 2-3 teeth at a time

    Brush the outer surface of the teeth and gums, upper and lower

    Brush the inner surface of the teeth, to clean the front inner teeth, tilt the brush vertically. Use gentle up and down strokes with the head of the toothbrush

    Brush the biting surfaces of your teeth

    Lastly make sure to brush your tongue too! As it can have bacteria build up that may cause bad breath.

    If you would like a demonstration on using the correct technique using either the manual or electric toothbrush, please speak to one of our friendly staff.