Cottesloe Dental, your local Perth Dentist, is committed to the promotion of life long dental health by providing dental education, preventative and reconstructive dentistry using the latest techniques in a professional and friendly environment. We are proud of the quality service we have been providing for more than 90 years and strive to make your visits as comfortable and pleasant as possible at Cottesloe Dental. To achieve this we aim to fully diagnose your current and future dental needs and then provide you with all the possible treatment options. Comprehensive treatment planning and proactive dental treatment allows us to reduce the number of visits required minimising disruption to your personal schedule.
We operate by appointment only. To most efficiently utilise your time and ours, please advise us with as much notice as possible should an emergency arise which makes it necessary for you to reschedule your appointment. Unless 24 HOURS NOTICE is given for cancellation, a fee may be charged.
The practice is open for appointments from 8am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday. In addition, for our regular patients, evening and Saturday appointments can be arranged on request. If your regular dentist is on leave, your records are available and reciprocal arrangements are in place for another Dentist at the practice to provide treatment if you wish.
During office hours emergency treatment will, where possible, be provided by your regular dentist. If, however, this involves an unreasonable delay, one of our other Dentists will see you at the first available opportunity. For our regular patients, who require emergency treatment outside of practice hours, a dentist is available on Saturday morning otherwise please phone your dentist at home. All private numbers are listed in the White Pages.
Our dentists enjoy a close working relationship with a wide range of Perth dental specialists and it is our policy to refer patients where appropriate.
Infection control is of prime importance to us. Extensive precautions are taken to ensure that you are protected. We adhere to the standards set out in the AS/NZS standard 4815:2006 and follow Australian Dental Association directed guidelines. All our handpieces and instruments are sterilised by autoclaving after every patient. For those items that cannot be sterilised we use disposable, single use items. Barrier coverings are placed on surfaces which may be touched during treatment and these are changed after each visit. If you have any queries or are unsure of any aspect of sterilisation, please ask your dentist.
Estimates of Treatment Costs
Following an examination by your dentist, we will provide a written estimate of the treatment costs involved. This will also indicate the relevant treatment code numbers for reference to your health fund provider. Information regarding treatment cannot be accurately provided without examination / assessment by your dentist, and even then, on some occasions may need to be adjusted as a result of findings during the course of treatment. We will, of course, discuss any changes with you.
Through our affiliation with HICAPS and other organisations, we are able to help you obtain information regarding your benefits which may limit out of pocket expenses.