* Member savings based on the 2018 ADA dental fees survey. These examples are guides only and your individual treatment circumstances may vary. Rest assured, as a smile.com.au member you are always guaranteed to save at least 15% and up to 40% off every treatment, every time you visit any of our nearly 2,500+ approved dentists.
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Source: ADA annual dental survey conducted in October 2018.
This example is a guide only. Your personal situation should be discussed with your smile.com.au approved dentist.
* There is no maximum fee for this item number. This fee will be reduced by 15% off the practice’s regular fee.
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With smile.com.au dental cover, you are guaranteed to save at least 15% and even up to 40% off the regular practice fees, for every treatment, every single time you visit a smile.com.au approved dentist. That's good news! The exact cost of your treatment will simply depend on the type of treatment you need at the approved practice and your individual smile.
If you have a treatment plan or quote, you can always feel free to send it to [email protected] and we would be more than happy to provide you a more tailored example of how you can potentially save with smile.com.au!
As a member of smile.com.au, you will always save a minimum of 15% and even up to 40% on every dental treatment performed by a smile.com.au approved dentist. To ensure our members are always saving at every smile.com.au approved dentist, there is a maximum smile.com.au fee for around 60 of the most common dental treatments. It is generally these treatments that tend to attract the higher savings of up to 40%, such as check-ups, fillings, extractions, veneers and crowns.
Rest assured, you are always guaranteed to save at least 15% on every dental treatment with a smile.com.au approved dentist! This means that if your smile.com.au approved dentist's regular fees are already as low as the maximum smile.com.au fees, you will receive a further 15% saving on that treatment! That's great news!
When you show your smile.com.au member card, your treatment fees are reduced on the spot! smile.com.au approved dentists have the smile.com.au reduced treatment fees loaded into their practice software, and when you show your smile.com.au member card, those reduced treatment fees are applied instantly. This means no complicated claiming or rebate processes!
smile.com.au reduced treatment fees are applied through an automated process using practice software, meaning that sometimes, the treatment invoices do not show a breakdown of exact savings.
To find out how much you saved at your appointment, it's as easy as doing one of the following:
1. Enquire at the practice as you are paying for your treatment.
2. Login to your Member Dashboard and upload a copy of your invoice in My Dental Bills and we'll let you know how much you saved within 3 business days. Simply ensure your invoice shows the practice name and dental item codes included in your treatment.
3. Email a copy of your dental fee invoice, which shows the practice name and dental item codes included in your treatment to [email protected], and we'll let you know how much you saved within 3 business days.
smile.com.au partners with quality dentists who share our mission of making quality dental care more accessible for everyone in Australia and reduce their treatment fees for our members. In turn, smile.com.au directs over 1 million members to visit these fantastic approved dentists. This saves our smile.com.au approved dentists from worrying about marketing and advertising, so they can focus on what they do best – making you smile!
Absolutely! You can certainly use payment plans with smile.com.au dental cover to reduce your upfront dental costs. Many smile.com.au approved 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.com.au, you will reduce the actual price of your treatment by at least 15% and up to 40% when you attend a smile.com.au approved 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.com.au approved 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.com.au together with dental extras insurance! Simply show your smile.com.au card at your appointment and your treatment fees will be reduced on the spot. You can then swipe your health insurance card through HICAPS to claim your rebate, helping you benefit twice on your dental treatment!
This can minimise your out of pocket expenses and enable you to receive more treatment within any benefit limits you may have with your health fund. Rest assured you will also be covered by smile.com.au where your health insurance does not cover you, such as where you have waiting periods, benefit limits or treatment exclusions.
You may still be able to benefit with smile.com.au when you visit a smile.com.au approved dentist that is also a preferred provider with your health fund. All you have to do is show both your smile.com.au card and health fund card and the lower of the two will be applied. Most of the time, this will be smile.com.au, 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.com.au is that we only partner with quality dentists, who support our mission of making dental care more accessible for everyone in Australia. Our members are guaranteed to save at least 15% and up to 40% on smile.com.au approved dentists' regular fees, every single time they visit a smile.com.au approved dentist!
Dental work involves many expensive overhead costs. Dentists can only 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 must continually invest in their professional development. Dentists must cover all of these costs, which result in the high fees of dental treatment. The lack of government support for dental treatment also contributes to its high cost.
Taking care of your oral health is essential to your overall health and well-being, which is why smile.com.au is on a mission to make quality dental care more accessible for the people of Australia!
The cost of dental treatment is influenced by many factors that vary practice to practice. Dental work is usually more expensive in rural areas and more experienced dentists' fees may be higher. Different materials can impact the price of a treatment, as well as the dentist's technique. Some practices may invest in special equipment, which results in higher overhead costs and higher treatment fees.
To ensure our members receive value at every smile.com.au approved dentist, there is a maximum smile.com.au fee for around 60 of the most common dental treatments. smile.com.au members are also guaranteed to save at least 15% on the smile.com.au approved dentists' regular treatment fees which is great news!
Rest assured that as a member of smile.com.au, you are guaranteed to save at least 15% and up to 40% on all dental treatments with any of our nearly 2,500 smile.com.au approved dentists across Australia. To ensure our members are always saving with smile.com.au, there are maximum smile.com.au fees for roughly 60 of the most common treatment items.
Furthermore, members can always upload a copy of their treatment invoice to the Dental Bills sections of their Member Dashboard to receive a detailed breakdown of how they benefitted with smile.com.au, so you can feel confident that you saved!
Although some medical work is supported by Medicare, the government provides little support for dental treatment. Medicare uses means-testing to determine eligibility and only subsidises dental treatments 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 state authority. To check your eligibility for dental bulk billing, you will need to contact Medicare. Dental practices 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 2-17 years can receive up to $1,000 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.com.au approved dentist accepts this voucher, you can absolutely use smile.com.au together with the voucher to further reduce your child's treatment fees and help your child receive more dental treatment. To check if your smile.com.au approved dentist accepts this voucher, simply contact them directly and they would be more than happy to assist.
While major dental work may be cheaper overseas, these reduced costs 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 Australian dentists undergo a comprehensive education and must be nationally registered, and on top of this, all smile.com.au approved 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.com.au to reduce the upfront cost of your treatment with quality dentists in Australia. In addition, many smile.com.au approved dentists may be able to offer you a payment plan, allowing you to pay off your already-reduced fees over time.
Dental treatment in Australia is more expensive due to the cost of modern equipment, proper sterilisation, experienced dentists, and top-quality materials. Your teeth are a lifelong investment and you should always be able to receive the best care available. smile.com.au dental cover can absolutely help you to do this!