Guest MADTOM

Extra's cover or not

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    Guest MADTOM

    Does anyone know the basic cost of a Dental check up, and tooth filling and extraction?

     

    I am trying to calculate whether it makes sense to get Extra's cover or just to pay for a check up for me and OH. (The Kids are free) :daydreaming:

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    Guest parko

    Hi Madtom

     

    i would check it out we have three boys one has got braces and it will cost in total$5500 ,i took the other two myself as mum was working they got three covers / filling cost near $500 and meself (dad) had two teth out cost $375, you say the kids are free what plan is that on ?

     

    Parko

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    Guest MADTOM

    Hi Parko,

     

    Wow thats expensive... Have you got cover - if so did you pay any excess?

     

    Pre school kids are able to use the school dental service free. Actually mine starts school in May so I guess I will have to then pay for him then (lols) No more sweeties!

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    Guest MADTOM
    sorry just checked spelling

    Yeah Put your teeth back in Ha ha:biglaugh:

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    Guest Nick11

    Deffo get it..check up and clean=$160 without extras..$44 with extras. $2000 towards braces for each child. We all get a free pair of presciption sunglasses a year. We pay $75 a month and get more out than we put in. Daughter had 3 extractions and needles..I think it was about $300 but got it for something like $85. Physio should be $60 a time..we get it for $25.

    Please please don't take for granted that the kids school dentist is any good..major problems can be overlooked as they are on a very very tight budget. I took my kids there..everything okay according to them..except my daughter has 6 gaps where adult teeth should be growing and there is nothing there!!! An idiot could have saw that. A clean and polish for my kids lasts over 45 mins of intense treatment..a polish at the school dentist takes 5- 10 mins max.

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    Deffo get it..check up and clean=$160 without extras..$44 with extras. $2000 towards braces for each child. We all get a free pair of presciption sunglasses a year. We pay $75 a month and get more out than we put in. Daughter had 3 extractions and needles..I think it was about $300 but got it for something like $85. Physio should be $60 a time..we get it for $25.

    Please please don't take for granted that the kids school dentist is any good..major problems can be overlooked as they are on a very very tight budget. I took my kids there..everything okay according to them..except my daughter has 6 gaps where adult teeth should be growing and there is nothing there!!! An idiot could have saw that. A clean and polish for my kids lasts over 45 mins of intense treatment..a polish at the school dentist takes 5- 10 mins max.

     

    Hi Thanks for that.

     

    £75 per month seems ok - Can you tell me who that's with please?:eek:

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    Guest MADTOM
    Hi Thanks for that.

     

    £75 per month seems ok - Can you tell me who that's with please?:eek:

    Sorry 75 dollars ..

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    Have a look at Dentist, Dentists, Dental - Save Now on Great Dental Care | NobleDentist as well - theirs is a purely dental insurance plan (probably not worth it if you have extras but as a standalone, it might be) - apart from anything else, they do list on their website approximate costs for treatment.

     

    Not used them but have heard good things about them.

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    Guest Nick11

    We are with mutual community. We have recently taken out hospital cover as well..which now means all the dentistry for the kids is free. My daughter had a filling, clean,polish and some floride treatment..should have been about $300..it was free.

    Hospital cover is about $110 more a month ..but well worth it for the peace of mind.

    I was told insurance companies make a loss on extras cover..they make their money out of the hospital cover.

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    We are with mutual community and have standard extras cover/ ambo cover for around $42 a month.

     

    Steph just had 2 wisdom teeth out and a molar under sedation. The aneasithist was $450 alone and $150 can be claimed from Medicare. The dentist charges were $840 and with our cover only had to pay around $400. We are also at opticians tonight and while the eye exam is free with medicare the glasses will have no costs to us!!!

     

    Been good to have for us so far!!!

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