Routine dental care from year 9 until 18th birthday. Payment is by way of a partially capitated system. There is a capitated package which covers examination, preventative care and simple fillings, with the amount paid depending on the decile of the school the adolescent attends.
Other dental treatment is remunerated on a fee-for-service basis. A claim is made for each adolescent at the completion of their ‘episode’ of dental treatment (an episode could consist of just one appointment for a check-up and x-rays or could include further appointments for more dental treatment).
For more details on the agreement, visit www.cdhb.govt.nz/dentalcare
Currently the clinic has two permanent full-time dentists, Dr. Mothusi Motswasele, Dr. Mbakiso Moelfe, a full-time receptionist and three dental assistants.
To contact the Westport Dental Clinic, phone or fax on 03 789 8901, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Office hours are 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday.