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Dental Cost Comparison

Reviewed June 2024 by Expert Georgi Mack

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Smile covers members against unpredictable costs with our reduced & capped dental fees on all treatments at 4,000+ dentists across Australia. Click examples below to see how members in Northern Territory benefit with Smile dental cover.

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* Verified Data: 'Regular Patients Pay' is based on the Australian Dental Association (ADA) and Health Industry Claims and Payments Service (HICAPS). Peace of Mind: 'Smile Capped Fee' means members will not pay more than this fee and it will often be less! Benefit More: 'Member Saving' is often more than this amount! These examples are guides, your treatment may vary.

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Michelle's Story

Michelle's Story

"We’ve saved $1,502.50 on our dental..."

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Carl's Story

"Great dental cover with lots of benefits..."

Carol's Story

Carol's Story

"I've saved $500 on my dentures..."

Sue's Story

Sue's Story

"I’ve saved $900 on my dental..."

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Steven's Story

"I saved at least $500 in just three visits..."

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Trudi's Story

"We’ve saved $900 on my daughter's braces..."


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Dental Fees FAQs

With Smile dental cover, you will get reduced and capped dental fees for every treatment, each time you visit a Smile dentist. The exact cost of your treatment will simply depend on the type of treatment you require and your particular smile.

If you have a treatment plan or quote, simply email it to [email protected] and we would be happy to provide you with a more tailored example of how you will benefit with Smile!

See how much you will benefit on some common treatments here.

Simply request your printed dental invoice from the Smile dentist then use the Smile app to Check Savings!

Smile dentists have our reduced and capped dental fees within their practice software. When you show your Smile card, your dental fees are reduced and capped on the spot! This means no complicated claiming or rebate processes!

Smile dentists share our mission of revolutionising quality healthcare accessibility and affordability in Australia so everyone can reduce the risk of chronic diseases related to poor oral health and achieve great health and smiles for life.

In turn, Smile directs over 1 million members to our Smile dentists. This saves our Smile dentists time and money spent on marketing and advertising, so they can focus on what they do best – making you smile!

Absolutely! You can certainly use payment plans with Smile dental cover to reduce your upfront dental costs. Many Smile dentists offer payment plans which allow you to pay in instalments over a period of time, rather than paying for your dental work in an upfront lump sum.

Payment plans do not reduce the actual cost of your dental treatment; they simply allow you to spread the cost over a period of time by breaking it into smaller, more manageable payments. However, with Smile, you will reduce the actual price of your treatment when you attend a Smile dentist. This will reduce the size of your plan's instalments as well as its total length, which is fantastic news!

To check if your Smile dentist offers payment plans and that you are eligible for one, simply contact them directly, and they would be more than happy to assist!

You can absolutely use Smile together with traditional cover! Simply show your Smile card at your appointment and your dental fees will be reduced and capped on the spot. You can then swipe your traditional cover card through HICAPS to claim your rebate, meaning you benefit twice!

This can minimise your gap expenses and enable you to receive more treatment within any benefit limits you may have with your traditional cover. Rest assured you will also be covered by Smile where your traditional cover does not cover you, such as where you have waiting periods, treatment exclusions or benefit limits.

You may still be able to benefit with Smile when you visit a Smile dentist that is also a preferred provider with your traditional cover. All you have to do is show both your Smile card and traditional cover card and the lower of the two will be applied. Most of the time, this will be Smile, which is great to hear!

There are no fee regulations for dental services in Australia, so dentists set their fees independently. One of the best things about Smile is that our dentists share our mission of revolutionising quality healthcare accessibility and affordability in Australia. Our members get reduced and capped dental fees on ALL treatments at 4,000+ Smile dentists!

Dental work involves many expensive overhead costs. Dentists must work in a dental practice, which means they need to manage the high cost of commercial rent and support staff. Specialised dental equipment is very expensive, and requires maintenance and sterilisation.

Qualifying as a dentist is a long and expensive process, and dentists are required to pay for ongoing professional development. Dentists must cover all of these costs, which result in the high dental fees.

Taking care of your oral health and smile is essential to your overall health and well-being, which is why Smile is committed to helping the people of Australia reduce the risk of chronic diseases related to poor oral health and achieve great smiles for life by making dental cover affordable.

Dental fees are influenced by many factors that vary from dentist to dentist. Dental fees are usually more expensive in rural areas and more experienced dentists' fees may be higher. Different materials can impact dental fees, as well as the dentist's technique. Some dentists may invest in special equipment, which results in higher overhead costs and higher dental fees.

To ensure members enjoy peace of mind and savings at every Smile dentist, members are guaranteed to get reduced & capped dental fees on the spot at every visit on all dental treatments performed by a Smile dentist.

Smile members get reduced and capped dental fees on the spot on all treatments when visiting a Smile dentist. Simply scan your dental invoice with your Smile app to receive a detailed breakdown of your savings!

Although some medical work is supported by Medicare, Medicare provides little support for dental fees. Medicare uses means-testing to determine eligibility and only subsidises dental fees if they are considered essential for a patient's wellbeing.

Bulk billed dental is only available at certain dentists to those holding a Medicare Card and you may need to be issued a dental treatment voucher by the relevant government authority. To check your eligibility for dental bulk billing, you will need to contact Medicare. Dentists cannot advise you of your eligibility and may not actually offer bulk-billing.

Absolutely! The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) is a means-tested initiative, in which children aged 0 -17 years can receive up to $1,095 of free dental treatment over the course of two years. The benefits cover services such as general examinations, cleaning, x-rays, fissure sealing, fillings, root canals, and extractions.

If your Smile dentist accepts this voucher, you can absolutely use Smile together with the voucher to further reduce your child's dental fees and help your child get more treatment. To check if your Smile dentist accepts this voucher, simply contact them directly and they would be more than happy to assist.

While major dental work may be cheaper in some countries, these cheaper dental fees also tend to come with lower quality materials and questionable infection control. It is always important to remember that Australia has a very high standard of dental care. All dentists in Australia undergo a comprehensive education and must be nationally registered, and on top of this, all Smile dentists undergo a stringent quality-approval process.

If you are considering going overseas for major dental solely because it's cheaper, first consider joining Smile to reduce and cap the cost of your treatment with quality dentists in Australia. In addition, many Smile dentists may be able to offer you a payment plan, allowing you to pay off your already-reduced fees over time.

Dental fees in Australia are more expensive due to the cost of modern equipment, proper sterilisation, well-trained dentists, and top-quality materials. Your health and smile are a lifelong investment and you should always be able to receive the best care available. Smile dental cover can absolutely help you to do this!

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