Adelaide Smile Centre’s Dentistry FAQ

What to know before you arrive!

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Q: Does Adelaide Smile Centre accept new patients?
A: We are always happy to see new patients at our practice. Please call us at 08 8347 2222 to arrange your first appointment with Dr Rocco Bueti or Dr Iona Chua and one of our Oral Health Therapists.

Please also print and fill out the Patient Info PDF to bring with you to your first appointment. 
Download PDF
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Q: Which health funds do you accept? 
Are you a Bupa preferred provider?
A: We accept all health funds and are a preferred provider for BUPA, HCF and CBHS, which means you save more!

Q: How can I pay for my dental treatment?
A: At Adelaide Smile Centre payment is required on day of treatment. 
We provide written treatment plans for our patients to enable 
financial planning. 

We offer HICAPS facilities for faster and efficient processing of your Health Fund Claims. We also accept the following forms of payment:
• Cash
• Visa
• MasterCard
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Q: What is an Oral Health Therapist?
A: Oral health therapists are dental professionals who are dual qualified in dental therapy and dental hygiene. Oral health therapists provide dental care to children, adolescents and adults.

Q: How often do I need to see the Dentist and Oral 
Health Therapist?
A: We recommend patients to see our Dentist and Oral Health Therapist every six months. Hygiene appointments are performed routinely and are essential for the treatment and prevention of gum disease, as well as aid in the early detection of tooth decay. Our team of experienced Oral Health Therapists are passionate about educating patients on brushing techniques, nutrition and other lifestyle factors to help maintain
good oral health for a lifetime.
Be sure to call us if you have any other questions
(08) 8347 2222
Q: What simple steps can I take to achieve healthy teeth and gums?
• Brush your teeth morning and night, make sure your toothbrush is soft and has a small head in order to get back to the hard to reach areas
• Brush gently, as your aim is to only loosen up the debris and rinse
• Replace your toothbrush every three months
• Remember to floss before bed time
• Use fluoride toothpaste
• Visit us regularly for examinations and cleanings
• Avoid smoking
• Avoid excessive alcohol consumption

Q: How soon can I take my child to see the 
Dentist and Oral Health Therapist?
A: Children as young as 18 months can visit our office for their first appointment. They will meet our Dentist and Oral Health Therapist 
who will look after yourchildren’s teeth so they grow a health smile. 
We provide dental services and will follow through with oral health 
and dietary advice as well.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
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