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Conscious Sedation 

Many people experience intense fear and anxiety when thinking about visiting the dentist. Whether you had a bad experience as a child or as an adult, dental phobia is real, and it can keep you from getting the dental care you need.


The Given Smile team understands how pervasive and common the problem is. We have partnered with Dr Raphael Grossi from RiverSide Anaesthesia to offer safe sedation for our patients provided by an anaesthetist.

Sedation dentistry can best be described as a form of 'conscious sedation’. Also known as ‘twilight', this technique is a drug-induced state by which the patient receives intravenous doses of sedatives and painkillers dental. The sedation is safely administered and supervised by an anaesthetist. The ultimate goals are to provide optimal working conditions for the dentist while the patient remains conscious and responsive yet in a calm, dreamlike state where time flies by. No discomfort, just results!


Talk to us if you need a dental appointment but struggle with fear or anxiety about visiting the dentist. You can get the dental care you need without fear or pain at Given Smile.

Health Fund Rebates

If you’re a health fund member, you can claim your fund rebate directly via HICAPS at Given Smile. You’ll pay only the applicable gap for your dental services. Most health funds are accessible through HICAPS.

Seniors, DVA & Medicare CDBS patients

Our dentists have approval to treat Department of Veterans’ Affairs patients at our practice. We welcome senior patients. We look forward to helping you maintain your oral health in our comfortable practice.


Your children may be eligible under the Medicare Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) which covers most dental services. This scheme provides up to $1,000 of benefits per child over 2 calendar years, for eligible kids between 2 and 17 years of age. For further information about your child’s eligibility, please visit the CDBS website.

Given Smile - Payment options

Your payment options

Payment for your dental treatment is required at the completion of each visit. For your convenience, at Given Smile we offer you a choice of EFTPOS, Credit Card (excluding Diners), cash or chequepayment options. We also accept American Express cards (no surcharge).

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