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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: 030175 0660238 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: 030175 0660238 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:  030175 0660238 00
  • Please use your account number as the reference
  • Please also include your name

Westpac branch locator

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Terms and Conditions – Adult Patients


I understand that if I am not eligible for any form of Government financial assistance I am obliged to pay the fee for treatment received and any cost incurred in the recovery of this debt.

Payment for treatment received must be made by the 20th day of the month following the date the bill is sent. Payment can be made by Cash, EFTPOS, Cheque, Internet Banking, Credit Card, or by being accepted on a payment plan.

I understand that if my account has been sent for collection and remains unpaid, any additional invoices will automatically be forwarded for collection.


I consent to the personal information which I have provided to the University being used for purposes related to the matters in which I am involved in my capacity as a patient and as required by protocols between external agencies and the University.

I understand that without this consent my enrolment application cannot proceed.

I understand that information relevant to their duties may be used by:

  • Staff of the Faculty of Dentistry.
  • Students in training at the Faculty of Dentistry.
  • Ministries of Education and Health and their agencies (Statistical purpose, funding audits).
  • Work and Income and Accident Compensation Corporation (patient financial assistance).
  • Other agencies where disclosure is required for data matching or the maintenance of law and order as defined in the Privacy Act 1993.
  • I understand that I have the right to see and correct, as necessary, the information that I have provided.
  • I understand that the time taken for treatment carried out by a student will be longer than with a regular dentist.

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