Discovery Dental Tariffs 2018

Discovery Health Dental Tariffs 2018

Health practitioners’ fees in South Africa are currently not regulated. The Health Professions Council believes the lack of tariff guidelines adds to spiralling healthcare costs. The council regularly receives complaints from patients who claim they have been overcharged.

And yet doctors’ and dentists’ associations have accused the Health Professions Council and the health minister of suppressing the already low tariff guidelines. There are no official guidelines other than what medical schemes are prepared to pay. Medical aids, even different plan options within the same scheme, all have different rates.

Discovery Health is one of the biggest medical schemes by far. And therefore their rates are the most widely applicable.

 

We also have available to 2018 Discovery Dental Technicians tariffs adjusted for the 15% VAT increase. See link below.

 

For the full Discovery Dental Tariffs 2018 list, click here

 

 

Here is a small sampler of Discovery Dental Tariffs 2018:

Procedure Code Procedure Description Fee
8091 Medicine used during a dental visit
8092 Admin fee (direct material)
8093 Dentist administration of Dental Technician’s account
8099 Dental laboratory service
8101 Oral examination 224.50
8102 Comprehensive oral examination 336.90
8104 Limited oral examination 108.80
8106 Special report 214.10
8107 Intraoral radiograph – periapical 97.30
8108 Intraoral radiographs – complete series 653.70
8109 Infection control/barrier techniques 21.60
8110 Sterilized instrumentation 48.40
8111 Dental testimony
8112 Intraoral radiograph – bitewing 97.30
8113 Intraoral radiograph – occlusal 145.50
8114 Extraoral radiograph – hand-wrist 337.60
8115 Extraoral radiograph – panoramic 337.60
8116 Extraoral radiograph – cephalometric 337.60
8117 Diagnostic models 90.50
8118 Extraoral radiograph – skull/facial bone 337.60
8119 Diagnostic models mounted 228.00
8120 Treatment plan completed
8121 Oral and/or facial image (digital/conventional) 90.50
8122 Microbiological studies 0.00
8123 Caries susceptibility tests (By Arrangement) 0.00
8124 Pulp tests 24.90
8129 Office/hospital visit  after regularly scheduled hours 314.10
8131 Emergency dental treatment 128.00
8132 Pulp removal (pulpectomy) 241.20
8133 Recement inlay, onlay, crown or veneer 128.00
8135 Remove inlay, onlay or crown 255.00
8136 Access through a prosthetic crown or inlay to facilitate root canal treatment 114.20
8137 Emergency crown (chair-side) 439.30
8138 Remove retention post (prefabricated or cast) 167.30
8139 Appointment not kept /30min 0.00
8140 House/extended care facility/hospital call 208.00
8141 Inhalation sedation – first 15 minutes or part thereof 93.80
8143 Inhalation sedation – each addnl 15 minutes 48.60
8144 Intravenous sedation 56.20
8145 Local anaesthetic – per visit 87.70
8146 Resin bonding for restorations 0.00
8147 Monitoring equipment for intravenous sedation 200.00
8148 Use of dental operating microscope
8149 Nutritional counselling 0.00
8150 Tobacco counselling 0.00
8151 Oral hygiene instruction 128.00
8153 Oral hygiene instruction – each additional visit 93.80
8155 Polishing – complete dentition 128.00
8157 Re-burnishing and polishing of restorations – complete dentition 128.00
8158 Enamel microabrasion 117.30
8159 Prophylaxis – complete dentition 251.80
8160 Removal of gross calculus 0.00
8161 Topical application of fluoride – child 128.00
8162 Topical application of fluoride – adult 128.00
8163 Dental sealant 84.60
8165 Sedative filling 128.00
8166 Application of desensitising resin, per tooth 84.60
8167 Application of desensitising medicament, per visit 98.50
8168 Behavior management 0.00
8169 Occlusal guard 492.20
8171 Mouth guard 0.00
8172 Cost of orthotic appliance
8173 Space maintainer – fixed, per abutment 237.80
8175 Space maintainer  – removable 306.50
8176 Periodontal screening 175.50
8177 Oral hygiene instruction (periodontally compromised patient) 193.60
8178 Oral hygiene instruction – each additional visit (periodontally compromised patient) 104.70
8179 Polishing – complete dentition (periodontally compromised patient) 146.70
8180 Prophylaxis – complete dentition (periodontally compromised patient) 273.50
8183 Therapeutic drug injection 56.20
8189 Re-examination – existing condition 100.90
8190 Consultation – second opinion or advice 208.80
8192 Suture – minor 631.80
8197 CBCT capture and interpretation with limited field of  view  of both dental arches without orbits and/or cranium
8198 CBCT capture and interpretation for TMJ series including two or more exposures.
8201 Extraction – tooth or exposed tooth roots (first per quadrant) 147.30
8202 Extraction – each additional tooth or exposed tooth roots 59.70
8203 Interpretation of diagnostic image by a practitioner not associated with capture of the image, including the report
8205 CBCT  image capture with limited field of  view – less than one whole jaw
8206 CBCT image capture with limited field of  view  of one full dental arch -mandible
8207 CBCT image capture with limited field of view of one full dental arch – maxilla without orbits and/or cranium
8208 CBCT capture with limited field of view of both dental arches – without orbits and/or cranium
8209 CBCT capture for TMJ series including two or more exposures.
8213 Surgical removal of residual roots, first tooth – per tooth 553.70
8214 Surgical removal of residual roots, second and subsequent teeth’s roots 426.90
8220 Cost of suture material
8231 Complete dentures – maxillary and mandibular 2066.70
8232 Complete denture – maxillary or mandibular 1274.20
8233 Partial denture – resin base – one tooth 592.40
8234 Partial denture – resin base – two teeth 592.40

 

 

 

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