Dr Taft and the Team at Northshore Dental want to make dentistry more accessible & affordable to the local community. It is a fundamental right to have good oral health.

Focus on prevention

There are many different ways to harness affordable dentistry. Firstly, we treat by prevention strategies, this is the first & foremost way of making dentistry affordable. Not “a drill & fill “dental practice, instead focusing on reducing dental decay by prevention measures whether this is regular visits to hygiene department, applications of medicaments to reduce decay rate or education. These are the latest CAMBRA protocols; which are evidence based prevention measures that we know work to reduce decay. All these measures stop you spending money on repeat fillings, crowns and root canals harnessing the body’s own natural defence mechanisms to reduce disease as well as simple measures, like dietary changes, using certain toothpastes, mouthwashes or dentist applications that massively reduce the amount of new decay you will get.

New Patient Offer

At Northshore Dental and Oral Health we love looking after you, your family and your friends. We are currently running an offer for all our new patients to enjoy. Pay $199 or NO GAP for health fund members! This offer includes a hygiene clean and 2 X-rays, making dentistry affordable for everyone!

Seniors discount

This is offered to patients over 65 years of age who are retired. This is a generous 20% off are standard patient’s fees. We appreciate you don’t have the disposable income and need to be mindful of the costs spent on healthcare- this discount can not be used in conjunction with any Private health funds.

Children’s discount;

We offer 20% discount to children under 18 years, this helps young families afford good oral health they deserve- this discount can not be used in conjunction with any Private health funds.

Medicare CDBS

Do you know some patients aged 0-17   are eligible for $1095/2 years for dental treatment? We bulk bill the treatment at Northshore Dental. More Information about FREE dental treatment CDBS Medicare(means tested)

To check whether you or your child is eligible to be able to claim benefits, visit the Child Dental Benefits Schedule website. click here to check CDBS eligibility

Health care card;

We offer 20% discount for people holding a health care card to make dental treatment more affordable -this discount can not be used in conjunction with any Private health funds.

Concessional rate;

A 20% discount this is to anyone who does not fit into the above categories who has special circumstances that you feel would justify a concessionary rate and an application made in writing and can be made on a discretionary basis once the application is evaluated; for example, patient is out of work at present but has not got a HCC at present or patient has an illness or injury that is preventing fulltime work- this discount can not be used in conjunction with any Private health funds.

Late notice discount

This is given to any patient that can attend at short notice (i.e. within 12 hours of the scheduled appointment time) This is ideal for the patient who is flexible with their time and wants to save money. They can be put on our late notice patient list and when appointments become available they can be offered a short notice appointment at a discounted fee (20% of normal fees).

If they are already on a discounted rate only 10% further discount is offered.


We are an approved practice for Smile.com.au so if you join online for a small fee you can access cheaper fee rates in some treatments up to 40% but guaranteed 15% on the standard practice fees. This is ideal for patients who are not eligible to the other fee discounts e.g. not seniors, HCC or children under 18. Click for smile.com website.

Mediplan payment plan. (zipmoney)

This is a payment plan through a third party that is interest free & and easy to set up through Zipmoney.; follow the link on website.

In-house payment plan

This is a in house payment plan for larger treatment plans that the treatment extends over a larger timespan. This is for example for Orthodontics or implants where the treatment can extend over 6-24 months. An initial deposit is made and a monthly payment is paid over the treatment period. There are no interest fees applicable to this.

Payment Options

Our experienced team are committed to giving patients affordable treatments with a range of easy, fast payment methods. Our practice has incorporated a range of payment plans including zipMoney MediPlan,  an in-house payment plan to ensure patients get high-class dental care when they need it.

Click here to find out more about ZIP Money

We also accept most major credit cards like MasterCard and Visa for easy payment at time of treatment.

We have also recently implemented a HICAPS machine. This enables patients with private health cover to get their rebate back easily at time of treatment which is a great convenience.

Preferred Member Choice Provider for

Our Specialities

  • Veteran Affairs
  • Medicare
  • 20% discount for seniors and HCC holders-
  • Child Dental Benefits Schedule (providing up to $1,000 in benefits to the child aged 2-17 for basic dental services)