What is the
Metropolitan Patients Dental Subsidy Scheme?
At Smiles in Currambine, we believe that dental care should be easily accessible and affordable for all patients. Therefore, we are participating providers for the Metropolitan Patients Dental Subsidy Scheme (MPDSS).
Through the MPDSS, the Dental Health Services (DHS) provides subsidised general and emergency dental care to financially and geographically disadvantaged individuals. Under the MPDSS, eligible patients on a public dental waiting list in the metropolitan area who have been contacted by DHS can receive non-urgent subsidised dental care from participating private dental practices, provided funds are available.
A letter from DHS will be sent to you if you live in a metropolitan area, giving you an appointment at a public dental clinic or a voucher for a private dental practice participating in the program.
Therapy prices will vary depending on the type of treatment you need. For those treatments initially covered by our program, the State Government will cover up to 75% of your total cost, with no co-payments or payment plans required. However, other services may be available at an additional cost if deemed necessary by your dentist during a consultation so that you receive the treatment that is most appropriate for both you and your budget. We will discuss your co-payment arrangements and payment plan options with you before you receive treatment.
If you would like to learn more about this scheme, please get in touch with Dental Health Services at 9313 0555 or visit their website at www.dental.wa.gov.au. When you book your appointment, please let us know if you plan to use this scheme for dental care at Smiles in Currambine.
Metropolitan Patients Dental Subsidy Scheme
If you hold a current health care or pensioner concession card, you are eligible for Metropolitan Patients Dental Subsidy Scheme (MPDSS) dental treatment.
You can find out if you qualify for subsidised dental care by visiting the Dental Health Services (DHS) website or calling your nearest public dental clinic.
We would like to take some time to let you know that we always follow strict universal infection control standards, and patient safety and the safety of our team is our priority.
The risk of exposure to the virus in our dental surgery is extremely low. We are an accredited dental practice and maintain the highest quality of care and standards at all times irrespective of any outbreaks such as Coronavirus.
We sterilise our instruments and disinfect all clinical and reception areas after each patient to prevent any risk of cross-contamination. Our staff are fully trained and certified to do this to the highest standards.
What Specifically Are We Doing at Our Practice to Protect Patients?
Our strict protocol includes our receptionists establishing in advance if patients:
Have any symptoms including fever/history of fever and shortness of breath or a cough or a sore throat.
They have travelled overseas or interstate in the last 2 weeks.
Been in close contact with anyone who has had confirmed Coronavirus (COVID-19) or who has been in a health facility treating them.
Visited any exposure sites or high risk area as per Healthy WA
We would like to ask patients who have travelled to high-risk zones and exposure sites within the last 2 weeks to postpone non-urgent general dental treatment, if in doubt please call us on 9305 4888.