How much do you fork out each dentist visit? Do you avoid getting check-ups due to high costs? You’re not alone. Four in 10 Aussies avoid check-ups∞ as they’re worried about the cost. With the average amount just for a scale and a clean coming in at $215*, it’s no wonder we feel the pain of the wallet more than the dentist’s drill.
Medicare doesn’t cover dental costs. But there is a surprisingly affordable way to avoid big dentist bills. Compare Club’s specialists have found policies that can give you 100% back on a check up and cost just $3.85 a week**.
It’s free to check if the policy’s right for you, there’s no hidden markups, a 30 day cooling off period and we even handle the paperwork.
Can Australians really get dental cover for just a few dollars every week?
Many households think a health insurance package has to include everything and has a pricey monthly bill. The reality is much simpler: you don’t have to pay for everything if you don’t need it.
It takes time to research and compare policies, which is why our quick quote process puts the power back in your hands by allowing you to compare costs side by side from our panel of insurers and quickly work out if your current fund is overcharging you.
An extras policy can be much more affordable if you’re just looking for dental, optical and a few other items. And if you need to add hospital cover, we’ll also find a policy from our panel that means you’re not paying top dollar for items you’ll never use.
Smart Australians also use their extras cover wisely to recoup some of their costs. Our experts make sure you know what you can claim back – and if you’re switching funds, they’ll look to find a cheaper equivalent policy. That means you won’t have to serve new waiting periods and can start claiming straight away.
You can even get 100% back on one dental check-up, so it can really pay to switch to a better policy.
Getting cheaper health cover is easy – here’s how
Just tell us what type of cover you’re looking for and we’ll scour our panel of high-quality insurers to find the best-value policies for your needs.
You then get to see the most appropriate policies side by side so that it’s quick and easy to find a fund that’s right for you.
Last year, we saved our customers an average of $312 when they compared and switched health cover with us. And we can do the same for you, with dental cover from as little as $3.85 a week.
So what are you waiting for? There’s no reason why you should skip the annual dental check-up when it’s so affordable.
This article is opinion only and should not be taken as medical or financial advice. Check with a financial professional before making any decisions.
*Choice / Australian Dental Association, How Much Does The Dentist Cost, August 2020
**Based on HCF’s Starter Extras With Optical. Price correct as of 29 June 2021.
^ Based on 25,311 customers in 2020.
∞Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Oral Health And Dental Care In Australia, June 2021.