Ballarat Dentist | Dr Don Anderson

Looking for a dentist in Ballarat who is very experienced and cares about the long term protection of your teeth and gums? Ballarat Dentist Dr Don Anderson has been in general dental practice for over 30 years and is dedicated to the well-being of his patients.

Why

Dr Don Anderson’s dental care is patient focused. For you this means:

  • We take a personal interest in you and your dental health.
  • We believe in careful logical and preventative dental care for the long term protection of your teeth and gums
  • We look after each dental patient with the care and attention that we would want for ourselves
  • With each examination we clearly explain what options of dental care is required keeping in mind everyone’s need for long-term teeth and gum health
  • To feel good; to look good; and your dental health to last a long time
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Welcome

Dr Don Anderson has provided dental care for the Ballarat community for 30 years now. Committed to community dental health he believes very much in preventative dental care – i.e. the concept of  “do no harm”.

Dr Don Anderson is experienced in all aspects of dental care which includes but is not exclusive to:

  • Pain relief
  • Tooth removal (In our dental practice a tooth can be removed a the time of the emergency dental appointment)
  • Root canal work
  • Periodontal (gum) health diagnosis and maintenance
  • Crowns, bridges and veneers
  •  Dentures and tooth replacement

How Can We Help?

Dr Don Anderson’s dental clinic is a general dental practice which provides overal dental care.

  • We put aside time each working day to help people who may be experiencing dental pain or have tooth and gum related problems.
  • Once the emergency has been resolved we generally recommend a comprehensive dental examination – as this is the only way of determining your overall dental health situation
  • If treatment is needed, whether it be for tooth decay, gum health or … this can be organised with a costed treatment plan
  • Mostly treatment can be undertaken over a period of time
  • We welcome your questions

Ballarat Dentist Dr Don Anderson Welcomes You

Experiencing pain or discomfort?

We put aside time each working day to help people who may be experiencing dental pain or have tooth and gum related problems.

To keep or not to keep?

We offer diagnosis and treatment at the time of the initial appointment.  Treatment includes the option of tooth keeping, if at all possible, or taking the tooth out if saving the tooth is not possible, or should the patient choose for whatever reason not to keep it.

Children and CDBS

We treat children both privately and under Child Dental Benefit Schedule (CDBS) which provides payment for basic dental services for children aged between 2 and 17 years.

Comprehensive care

We provide all other aspects of care and recommend that treatment follows a comprehensive examination and treatment planning if needed with costing.

WHY WE ARE NOT A ‘PREFERRED PROVIDER’

Health insurance “preferred providers” are not preferred because of their dental skills but because they have contracted themselves to one or more health funds.

Preferred providers are working for the health funds and not you, the patient. They have agreed to provide services in line with the terms and conditions of the health fund. Our way of providing the best care for you is by keeping our independence.

Remember, health funds are run by business people rather than dentists.

These funds are not part of any government organisation like medicare, they are private companies and have a simple agenda, to understandably make a profit.

As do you, we find it frustrating that many health insurance companies are actively directing patients to their contracted providers, with either aggressive marketing or with the promise of better returns. If you are getting a lesser return from your health fund because you have not been lured to one of their preferred providers then you realistically should be paying a less for your extras “cover”.

Your health fund rebate should be the same as anyone else who holds the same policy, no matter which dentist you choose to see.

The Australian Dental Association does not support “preferred provider schemes”. The fact that these health funds promise “better” rebates with their contracted providers is very unfair on everyone who chooses to remain with their independent dentist. The Australian Dental Association is working to stop this as they maintain that these schemes are seldom in the best interest of patients.

We will not allow a health fund to interfere with our relationship with you and will not hand over our independence and experience to any health fund. Their job is to be third party funders not “controllers”….

WHY WE ARE NOT A ‘PREFERRED PROVIDER’

Health insurance “preferred providers” are not preferred because of their dental skills but because they have contracted themselves to one or more health funds.

Preferred providers are working for the health funds and not you, the patient. They have agreed to provide services in line with the terms and conditions of the health fund. Our way of providing the best care for you is by keeping our independence.

Remember, health funds are run by business people rather than dentists.

These funds are not part of any government organisation like medicare, they are private companies and have a simple agenda, to understandably make a profit.

As do you, we find it frustrating that many health insurance companies are actively directing patients to their contracted providers, with either aggressive marketing or with the promise of better returns. If you are getting a lesser return from your health fund because you have not been lured to one of their preferred providers then you realistically should be paying a less for your extras “cover”.

Your health fund rebate should be the same as anyone else who holds the same policy, no matter which dentist you choose to see.

The Australian Dental Association does not support “preferred provider schemes”. The fact that these health funds promise “better” rebates with their contracted providers is very unfair on everyone who chooses to remain with their independent dentist. The Australian Dental Association is working to stop this as they maintain that these schemes are seldom in the best interest of patients.

We will not allow a health fund to interfere with our relationship with you and will not hand over our independence and experience to any health fund. Their job is to be third party funders not “controllers”….

Contact Us

Phone: (03) 5331 6577

or 0491 601 906 

Location:
205 Armstrong St Nth (Cnr Seymour St)
Ballarat, Victoria, 3350

Opening Hours

Monday: 9.00-5.30
Tuesday: 9.00-5.30
Wednesday: 9.00-5.30
Thursday: 9.00-5.30
Friday: 9.00-5.30
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

After hours if warranted and by appointment