The cost of dentistry in Australia is high, with some dentists charging as much as $7,000 for an initial appointment, according to a new report.
The National Dental Association’s dental care costs report showed dentists in Melbourne charged patients an average of $3,719.87 in January.
The total bill for an entire dental visit could run to $18,959.23, the report found.
The report found a total of 4,931 dental procedures were billed by dentists between January 1 and 31, the last quarter of 2018.
In some cases, dental treatment was carried out by non-medical staff, such as social workers.
The study also found that in some cases dentists billed more than $4,000 per patient.
A spokesperson for the National Dentists Association said the organisation was aware of the report and was working closely with the ACCC.
“The dental care we provide is not only high quality but it is also affordable and accessible,” he said.
“We are committed to providing high quality care for our patients, and we do not seek to breach the public’s trust.”
Dentists can charge up to $7000 for a basic appointment.
However, if you can’t afford an initial consultation, you can go to an optician.
There are two ways to go about this.
One option is to go to your GP, who can prescribe a lower cost procedure.
This may be more expensive, but it may also be more effective.
This is usually done for people who have been diagnosed with a particular type of condition or have had surgery.
If you’re looking for dental care elsewhere, there are a number of dental providers in the region who can offer you a cheaper or more effective procedure.
Dentists may also offer you free dentures and other treatments, but this is often only available to residents of certain cities.
Another option is a dental team.
This team may offer you an appointment with a dentist or nurse.
They may also give you a referral to a specialist who can treat your condition.
A dentist may also refer you to a dental hygienist, who may be able to give you other treatment, such a root canal or a prosthetic.
The ACCC has a website where consumers can check their dental health.
It can also help consumers who are in need of advice about their dental care.
The Australian Dental Foundation said it would continue to push for better care and access to dental services.
“For many people, the cost of dental care can be prohibitive, particularly for those living in poverty,” its director of public affairs, Michael McKean, said.