Be Friends With Your Benefits: Take Advantage of Your Dental Extras

Published on October 26, 2021
Be Friends With Your Benefits

With many health fund’s resetting their benefits on December 31st, we’re encouraging you to be friends with your dental benefits - so you can make the most of your extras and start the new year with a smile!

Be Friends With Your Benefits: Take Advantage of Your Dental Extras

If you’ve got a private health fund, it’s time to check the fine print to find out when your policy resets. As many policies are aligned with the calendar year, any included benefits will reset on December 31st - meaning if you don’t take advantage before then, you’ll end up missing out. That’s why National Dental Care Group is helping you be friends with your benefits and make the most of any available dental extras you’re covered for. Read on to check out our tips for taking advantage of your benefits, so you can step into 2022 with a happy, healthy smile!

Check what you’re covered for

First things first, take a look at your policy (or call your health fund provider) to discover exactly what dental benefits you’re eligible for. You may be surprised - while some policies will only cover general dental or major treatments, others include rebates for cosmetic dentistry. Check the details of your policy to establish what you’re covered for, as well as any terms and conditions, so you can book in before your benefits reset.

Treat yourself to a cosmetic treatment

Some health fund policies offer rebates for certain cosmetic procedures, meaning you could take advantage of a smile-enhancing treatment such as teeth whitening or Invisalign ® without having to pay full price. It’s a great way to make 2022 the year you focus on your smile! If your policy includes cosmetic dental treatments, talk to our friendly team about what’s involved and make an appointment to get started.

Book in for your free check-up and clean

Most health funds include two dental check-up and cleans per year. This is a key aspect of maintaining good oral health, as your dentist will perform an oral assessment to check for any dental health issues that may require further treatment.

In addition, you’ll receive a thorough clean of your teeth and mouth, as well as having the chance to talk to your dentist about any oral health concerns you may have. If it’s been more than six months since your last check-up, book an appointment with your local National Dental Care or DB Dental practice.

Set up a treatment plan that suits you

If you require dental treatment over multiple appointments, chat to your dentist about developing a treatment plan that works for you. Your dentist can fit your treatment around your work or other commitments to ensure the process is as convenient and easy as possible.

What’s more, your dentist will also be able to take into account any dental benefits you need to use before your policy resets, to help you make the most of any available extras within the required time period.

Book your appointment before December 31st

With many health funds resetting at the end of the year, it’s a good idea to get your appointment booked in sooner rather than later, so you can arrange your visit at a time that suits you.

Contact us now to book your appointment before December 31st - you can find your local dental practice here and book an appointment online.

Don’t miss out on your dental benefits! To make an appointment at your local practice, book online today.

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