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Patient fees

Rough guide to costs

Our fees are used to keep the clinics running. No part of the fees go to staff or students.

Service / treatment Cost
Examination $35–$65
15-minute clean $25–$35
Permanent filling $35–$115
Simple tooth extraction $50–$90
Radiograph (X-ray) $20–$95

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ACC and Community Service Cards

ACC subsidies

If your visit is accident-related, the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) may meet the cost of some or all of treatment. If you've had an accident which requires dental treatment, please tell the first dentist you see so that the ACC claim forms can be completed.

The Faculty of Dentistry will claim the cost of the treatment on your behalf. If ACC doesn't cover the full cost of the treatment, we'll send you an invoice for the part they don't cover.

Community Services Card discounts

Community Service Card holders may be eligible for a discount. If you have a Community Services Card, please show us at reception before your first appointment so we can give you a discount.

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How to pay

Often you can pay on the day (by eftpos or credit card only), or we can post you an invoice. Fees must be paid by the 20th day of the month after the date we send an invoice.

If you're unsure of your account balance or your account number, give us a call to check:

Tel 03 479 7016

Pay via internet banking

  • Bank account name: University of Otago
  • Bank account number: 03 0175 0600238 00
  • Please use your account number as the reference
  • Please also include your name (if possible)

Pay via telephone baking

  • Bank account name: University of Otago
  • Bank account number: 03 0175 0600238 00
  • Please use your account number as the reference

Pay in-person

You can pay by eftpos or credit card at our main (ground floor) reception.

We don't accept cash or cheques at reception—but you can pay by cash or cheque at any Westpac branch (see details below).

Pay at any Westpac branch

You can pay by cash or cheque lodgement at any Westpac branch:

  • Bank account name: University of Otago
  • Bank account number: 03 0175 0600238 00
  • Please use your account number as the reference
  • Please also include your name

Westpac branch locator

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