In recent years, some health funds have introduced ‘preferred provider’ schemes which claim to decrease your out-of-pocket costs, at the expense of your health fund dictating to you which dentist you can see. These schemes do not take into account the experience or quality of the dentist and dental practice. Preferred provider schemes also impose restrictions on dental practices which could result in compromises in the delivery of patient care. The Australian Dental Association states that ‘preferred provider’ arrangements are more about the bottom line for Private Health Insurers than health outcomes for patients.
At Goodwood Dental, we do not believe that preferred provider schemes are in the best interest of patients and consequently we are not a member of any preferred provider schemes. We commit instead to providing our patients with:
- experienced, dedicated dentists and staff with high order clinical, administrative and interpersonal skills,
- honest, accurate and reliable advice, information, treatment and care to patients at reasonable prices,
- safety and care at all times through best practice sterilisation procedures and modern, state-of the-art equipment, and,
- a welcoming, clean and comfortable patient environment.