Frequently Asked Questions

Does Lucas Dental Care have general dentists as well as paediatric and cosmetic dentists?

Yes, there are three general dentists available for our adult patients. Our general dentists are Dr Tanya Gershenzon, Dr Belinda Shulman and Dr Rachel Sim who can also provide cosmetic care.

How much will the treatment cost?

It is hard to give an exact cost before a treatment plan has been developed. Your dentist will work with you to develop an individual treatment plan, and then your dentist can outline the relevant costs upfront.

I have private health cover, can I claim when I pay?

Yes, Lucas Dental Care has Hicaps facilities so you can claim on your insurance when you settle your account.

Are General Anesthetics undertaken at the Lucas Dental Care practice?

Dental treatment under general anesthetic is not performed at the Lucas Dental Care practices. However, our dentists perform general anesthetics at a range of hospitals; these include Cabrini Hospital, Royal Children’s Hospital, Sir John Monash Private Hospital and Frankston Private Hospital -Day Stay. Thus providing the safest possible environment for the patient.

Does Lucas Dental Care provide laser teeth whitening?

Lucas Dental Care provides teeth whitening through home bleaching, which achieves the same results. Lucas Dental Care will fit a tray to your teeth so you can also whiten them in the comfort of your own home and ensure an even treatment across each surface. Laser bleaching has been shown to be no more effective than home bleaching.

Does Lucas Dental Care provide orthodontic treatment too?

Yes, we provide a range of orthodontic treatments, including fixed and removable orthodontic appliances (for example, braces are fixed and orthodontic plates are removable). If your treatment is more extensive, we have a list of carefully selected specialist orthodontists that we can refer you to.

What are my rights regarding my dental treatment?

If you’d like to read up on what rights you have in regards to obtaining your dental records, safety, privacy etc vist the Safety and Quality website.