Department of Veteran Affairs - DVA
DVA Patient Care
The DVA card is a way to acknowledge the service and sacrifice made by our Veterans to our nation and to recognise and support our Veterans. We are privileged and delighted to provide high quality dental care to DVA card holders.
Experience comprehensive, caring and compassionate dental treatment covered by the DVA here at Woodville & Seaton Dental Clinic.
Dental Services we provide to DVA Gold Card Holders
DVA Gold Card holders enjoy the benefits of subsidised dental services.
Eligibility for a DVA Gold Card is determined by the Department of Veteran Affairs. Holders are eligible for free dental care for a full range of services.
The Gold Card holders are entitled to all dental services with the exception of implants (which are available in only certain circumstances). We offer a comprehensive range of benefits subject to the cover. These include:
- Routine Check-up
- Scale and Cleaning
- Root Canal Treatment
For further information regarding the range of dental services that you are eligible for please call us or contact the Department of Veteran Affairs.
DVA White Card Holders
If you have a DVA White Card, you may be eligible for subsidised dental services under the DVA scheme. For DVA White Card holders treatment is provided only in relation to your accepted disability.
For White Card holders, certain treatment will require DVA approval before treatment can commence.
Do I need a GP referral?
You do not need a referral from your doctor to make an appointment with your dentist.
At your appointment
The dentist will assess your clinical needs and provide treatment if it is necessary under the DVA benefits.
At your appointment you will need to bring your DVA card.
We will record your DVA number and the treatment provided on a DVA treatment form that you will sign on completion of each treatment session.
Are there any limits to the treatment I can receive?
Annual monetary limits apply on certain procedures under Schedule C. There are also time limits that apply on some dental procedures such as denture construction and denture realign.
The annual limit is not cumulative - so any part of the limit you don't use in a calendar year does not roll over into the next year.
Some Veterans are exempt from annual treatment limits. For more information whether you are exempt please contact the Department of Veteran Affairs direct.