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    Medisave for Dental

    Using Medisave for Dental

    We understand the importance of making dental care accessible and affordable. That's why we're here to guide you through using your Medisave account for eligible dental treatments. Medisave, a key component of Singapore's healthcare savings scheme, can be utilized for specific dental procedures that are surgical in nature and deemed necessary for medical reasons.

    What can Medisave be used for?

    Our Medisave funds can be used for a range of surgical dental treatments at AllSmiles Dental, including:

    • Dental Implants: A surgical procedure to replace missing teeth.
    • Wisdom Tooth Surgery: The removal of impacted or problematic wisdom teeth.
    • Surgical Removal of Retained Roots or Fractured Teeth: Procedures to extract teeth fragments or roots left within the gum line.
    • Gum Surgery (Frenectomy): Surgery to remove or adjust the frenulum within the mouth, which can improve dental health and function.

    Non-Eligible Dental Treatments

    It's important to note that Medisave cannot be used for non-surgical, cosmetic, or aesthetic dental treatments. These include:

    • Tooth extractions that do not require surgery.
    • Non-surgical root canal treatments.
    • Orthodontic treatments, such as braces or Invisalign.
    • Prosthetic dentistry, including dental crowns, bridges, and dentures.

    How much MediSave can I use for dental procedures?

    The amount you can claim from Medisave for dental surgeries depends on the surgery type, identified by special codes. After your surgery, your dentist will let you know how much you can claim, using guidelines from the Ministry of Health.

    For more detailed information, you can look at the Ministry's Table of Surgical Procedures.

    Medisave Claimable Dental Services
    Claim Amount
    Wisdom Tooth Surgery – Single Tooth
    Up to $1,250
    Wisdom Tooth Surgery – two to three Teeth
    Up to $2,150
    Retained Root Removal
    Up to $1,250
    Embedded Tooth Removal
    Up to $1,550
    Surgical Exposure of Partially Buried Tooth
    Up to $750
    Incision and Drainage for Abscess
    Up to $1,050 per tooth
    Up to $1,250
    Dental Implant Insertion
    Up to $1,250 per implant
    Dental Implant Removal
    Up to $750 per implant
    Up to $650
    Crown Lengthening
    Up to $650
    Removal of Salivary Gland
    Up to $650
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    When scheduling your dental appointment at AllSmiles Dental, our customer service team will inform you if your treatment qualifies for Medisave claims. It's essential to bring your NRIC to the appointment for identity verification. Should you decide to utilize your Medisave funds, you'll need to fill out a Medical Claims Authorisation Form, a crucial step in initiating the claim process.

    On the day of your appointment, ensure you can confirm your Medisave balance either by logging into your Singpass account or by presenting a physical copy of your Medisave Statement of Account. This step is vital for verifying that you have adequate funds for the claim. Following this verification, we'll handle the submission of your Medisave claim. You will receive a Medisave Claims Statement once the deduction is processed, keeping you informed every step of the way.

    If your Medisave account does not contain enough to cover the eligible amount for the dental procedure, you will be expected to pay the full cost of the surgery in advance.

    For example, consider a situation where the surgery is priced at $2,000, but you only have $800 in your Medisave account. In this scenario, you must pay the $2,000 upfront. The clinic will then proceed with the Medisave claim process for the $800. Once the claim is processed and the $800 is deducted from your Medisave account, the clinic will refund you $800 by issuing a cheque in your name.

    You also have the possibility of having an immediate family member use their Medisave to contribute towards your dental expenses. However, it's crucial to note that such claims are still subject to the predefined Medisave withdrawal limits and must be approved.

    No, root canal treatments are not eligible for Medisave claims. This is because the Ministry of Health does not classify root canal work as a surgical procedure.

    No, Medisave does not cover braces or any orthodontic treatments. These procedures are not deemed surgical and are generally categorized under cosmetic treatments, making them ineligible for Medisave claims.

    This varies depending on the nature of the extraction. Surgical tooth extractions are eligible for Medisave claims. However, extractions that don't require surgery do not qualify for Medisave coverage.

    Yes, Medisave can be utilized for specific dental surgeries, including but not limited to wisdom tooth removal and the insertion of dental implants. Non-surgical dental treatments, including braces, do not qualify for Medisave claims. For detailed information, please consult the Ministry of Health's list of surgical procedures that qualify for Medisave.

    Medisave coverage extends only to dental treatments that are surgical and medically necessary, as outlined by the CPF Board. For individuals holding a CHAS card, certain non-surgical dental treatments may be available at a subsidized rate. For a comprehensive list of treatments eligible for CHAS subsidy, please check our detailed guide.

    The claimable amount from Medisave for dental procedures is determined by the specific surgical codes assigned to the procedure performed. Your dentist will provide an estimate of the claimable amount based on the Ministry of Health's predetermined withdrawal limits after the completion of the surgery. For precise details, the Table of Surgical Procedures is available for reference.

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