A group of Australian dentists have come up with a novel way to slash the cost of dental treatment. Smile! It’s Australia’s first dental plan. Starting at less than $60 a YEAR it’s more affordable than private health insurance and there are no waiting periods.
While dental plans have existed in some countries for decades, the dental plan is a new concept in Australia.
For those who are ineligible for the public dental system and can’t afford private health insurance, this dental plan offers them the opportunity to finally get access to the dental treatment they so desperately need. For people who are already members of a health fund, the Smile dental plan reduces or eliminates out-of-pocket expenses.
Started by a handful of dentists in Brisbane concerned about cuts to the public dental system, and the prohibitive cost of private dental treatment, Smile has grown to over 700 participating dentists across Australia. The Smile membership database has also been growing rapidly – at a rate 14 times faster than health funds and mostly by word of mouth.
Smile dental plans start at $59.95 a year for a single person up to a maximum cost of $99.95 a year for family coverage. Members save up to 40% on every dental treatment provided by any one of the 700 participating dentists across Australia.
There are participating dentists in every state and territory and more than 500 dentists waiting to participate. To find out more visit the website: www.smile.com.au