Department of Veterans Affairs | Sunshine Coast Dentists


Avenue Dental welcomes Department of Veteran’s Affairs (DVA) cardholders at each of our Sunshine Coast dental practices.

Avenue Dental offers no out of pocket expenses for Department of Veteran’s Affairs cardholders at each of our dental practices in Caloundra, Kawana and Maroochydore.


Avenue Dental Supports Veterans

DVA cardholders have given so much for this great country and we believe they deserve the very best care.  Avenue Dental has been proud sponsors of the Sunshine Coast Branch of the Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia and their “Ricochet” magazine for over five years, and look forwards to continuing this support into the future.


Do I Need Prior Approval From DVA?

Avenue Dental provides all accepted dental procedures for DVA gold card holders and white card holders.  Generally, prior financial approval is not needed for DVA gold card holders and is not needed for white card holders as long as the treatment relates to their accepted condition(s).  The main exception to this is osseo integrated dental implants.  All dental implant treatments require prior approval from DVA.


What Is Covered?

DVA covers a broad range of dental treatments.  This includes most dental treatments that a veteran is likely to need in a lifetime including: fillings (white and metal), root canal treatments, dentures (metal and acrylic), crowns (gold, porcelain fused to metal and all ceramic crowns such as zirconia and Emax), gum disease treatments, preventative and diagnostic services (such as exams, x-rays and fluoride treatments), dental extractions, bite splints for teeth grinding, and even snoring appliances (to help with mild to moderate sleep apnea).


Are We The Right Dentist For You?

“Personally, I find treating DVA patients one of the most rewarding parts of my dental career.  Generally, they are top blokes (and ladies) and have some amazing stories to share about life in and out of service.  They are always extremely appreciative of our efforts and overall a pleasure to treat.”  Dr Stephen Dudgeon.