Scale and Clean

Scale and Clean is included under General Dental.

A Scale and Clean or ‘teeth cleaning’ is undertaken by a dentist or dental hygienist to remove the plaque and calculus/tartar deposits that have built up on the teeth, over time.

Ultrasonic equipment and fine hand tools are used to remove these deposits without harming the teeth. Once clean, teeth are polished and fluoride is applied. This type of dental care is preventative and should be in addition to daily brushing and flossing.

You might need a Scale and Clean if you...

  • Have plaque or calculus/tartar on your teeth that can’t be removed by brushing and flossing
  • Want to take preventative measures to care for your teeth
  • Your teeth are stained from cigarette smoke
  • Your teeth are stained from drinks such as coffee, tea or red wine

Things you need to know about Scale and Clean

Limits and benefits
General Dental limits and benefits change depending on your choice of extras product, the level of cover you choose and how long you’ve been an HBF member.

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Our Saver Flexi Extras, Standard Extras, Flexi Extras, Premium Extras Mid and Premium Extras Plus products and our Young Singles Saver Twin Pack and Ultimate packages have no annual limit on General Dental. 

Our Smart Saver Twin Pack and Prime Health packages have a combined annual limit on General Dental. Your combined maximum will be shared with any claims you make on Major Dental and Implants and Orthodontics.

Our Easy 8 product also has a combined annual limit on General Dental. Your combined maximum will be shared with any claims you make on Chiropractic, Natural Therapies, Major Dental, Optical, Osteopathy, Physiotherapy and Remedial Massage services. Show less
Conditions
There’s no gap to pay for treatments your kids receive at Member Plus dentists, up to your annual limit, and as along as they’re listed on your policy.
More information

For more specific information about the limits and benefits covered under each policy, visit the extras product or package page, or please call us on 133 423.

Waiting period

There is a waiting period of two months for this service.

We will honour waiting periods already served more info

Products that include cover toward a Scale and Clean

Scale and Clean is an Extras service, and is included in the following cover options.

Hospital and Extras Packages

Young Singles Saver Twin Pack
From
$17.70 (i)
per week
  • Benefits
    $49
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    No limit
Smart Saver Twin Pack
From
$29.35 (i)
per week
  • Benefits
    $49
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    Combined $500 maximum for general dental, major dental, implants and orthodontics
Prime Health Package
From
$38.30 (i)
per week
  • Benefits
    Up to $55
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    $3500 Combined $3500 maximum for general dental, major dental, implants and orthodontics
Ultimate Package
From
$90.55 (i)
per week
  • Benefits
    90% back
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    No limit

Extras Only

Dental Saver
From
$2.95 (i)
per week
  • Benefits
    $49
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    $400 pp per yr
Saver Flexi Extras
From
$5.00 (i)
per week
  • Benefits
    $49
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    No limit
Easy 8
From
$9.15 (i)
per week
  • Benefits
    $60
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    $800 combined maximum for chiropractic, natural therapies, general dental, major dental, optical, osteopathy, physiotherapy and remedial massage
Standard Extras
From
$8.05 (i)
per week
  • Benefits
    $49
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    No limit
Flexi Extras
From
$12.90 (i)
per week
  • Benefits
    $49
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    No limit
Premium Extras Mid
From
$12.15 (i)
per week
  • Benefits
    $55
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    No limit
Premium Extras Plus
From
$19.15 (i)
per week
  • Benefits
    $60
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    No limit