Setup to Use Victorian General Dental Scheme (VGDS)


In Victoria, Australia, when the local community dental clinic can't provide patients with services, the patients will be given a voucher to seek treatment from a private dentist.

Patients are required to pay the same fee that they would pay at the community dental clinic.

The type of dental services that can be provided includes general care, emergency and dentures.

This article describes how to setup to use Victorian General Dental Scheme (VGDS) with Dental4Windows. 

Follow same procedures to setup for Victorian Emergency Dental Scheme (VEDS) and Victorian Denture Scheme (VDS).


Eligible Patients and Fees Charged

Click here for detailed information regarding eligible patients and fees for each type of dental service.


Setup Third Party

  1. Go to Patient Records > Patients tab

  2. Find/View menu > Third Parties list

  3. Click Add New

  4. Enter Name and contact details

  5. Click OK


Setup Payment Type

  1. Go to Location Setup > System Tables tab

  2. System Tables: Methods of Payment list

  3. Click Add

  4. Enter details

  5. Setup Bank Redirections for Providers


Create/Update Fee Level

In some database, fee levels for VGDS and VEDS have been created already. However, users need to enter fee for each item manually.

If VGDS and VEDS fee levels are not present in the database, create fee levels then manually enter fee for each item.

2019-2020 fees schedule is available here.


 Victorian General Dental Scheme (VGDS) Payment Management







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