What is a Prosthodontist?
A Prosthodontist is a registered dental specialist in the restoration and replacement of teeth. Four extra years of extensive training and education provide prosthodontists with the skills for restoring optimum function and esthetics to your smile. Prosthodontics is a dental specialty recognised by the West Australian Dental Board and the Australian Dental Council.
What are your consulting hours?
We consult from 8am-5pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and our office is open from 8:00am-3:00pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Do you see Department of Veterans’ Affairs patients?
Due to the sensitive and sometimes complex nature of our business we cannot accept Department of Veterans' Affairs Paitents.
Are you a “preferred provider” for any health fund?
We are not a "preferred provider" as we are a specialist practice, However you are still able to claim from your health fund but will not be entitled to any extra benefits.
Do you see Insurance/Workers’ Compensation Claims patients?
Yes. Written approval from your Insurance company must be provided.
Do I need a referral?
A referral is preferred but not necessary as long as you can bring current x-rays to your appointment.
How and when do I pay?
Payment is required in full at the time of your appointment.
For complex treatments (i.e. crowns, bridges, veneers), a deposit will be required before treatment commences.
Payment can be made by cash, cheque, Visa/Mastercard and EFTPOS.
All fees and charges will be explained in full detail. Please note we do not have HiCaps.
What happens at my first appointment?
At your first appointment we will examine your mouth and review your needs. We will also discuss with you what your concerns and goals are in relation to your mouth. A complex estimate of the treatment required and associated fees will be provided after any consultations with other specialists have been completed (i.e. Oral Surgeon, Periodontist). Please note that complex estimates will not be given over the phone. In all cases you will receive a written estimate of fees prior to the commencement of your treatment.
Does Dr Ecker place implants?
We use an Oral Surgeon who is responsible for the surgical placement of the implant/s. Dr Ecker carries out the restorative work (crowns, bridges etc.) on the implant/s once healing has occurred.
Is there parking available?
Yes. There is patient parking available at the back of our building, the entrance to which is off Connolly Street. The bays are marked with “Reserved” however; these are reserved for patients of the building. Parking is limited and if none is available, paid street parking is available.