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Bupa Dental: What it is and how it could help you

When it comes to looking after your health, dental hygiene plays an important role. Taking control of your dental care will not only help you stay on top of your health, but will also reduce the chances of problems occurring down the track.
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Having regular dental check-ups and professional cleans will enable your dentist to monitor your oral health, treat problems early on, and possibly prevent them from developing altogether1.

But if you haven’t been to the dentist in a while and you don’t know where to start, Bupa Dental is here to help. Bupa Dental offer cost-effective treatment plans designed to help you on your oral health journey.

Why choose Bupa Dental?

Bupa Dental provide an extensive range of oral health services to you and your family2. These services include preventive, restorative, and cosmetic treatments tailored to suit your individual needs.

Bupa Dental clinics are located throughout Australia, but if you can’t find one in your local area, there are 120 Bupa owned dental clinics to choose from, who form part of the Bupa Members First network2.

Bupa Dental clinics are accredited to National Safety Quality Health Service standards2, and feature the latest in dental technology and facilities. They offer on-the-spot claiming with HICAPS so all you have to do is swipe your Bupa card and off you go.

Can I use Bupa Dental if I am a member of another health fund?

Bupa Dental welcomes all Australians, regardless of what health fund they are with3. If you're not a Bupa health insurance member, you’ll still be eligible for the same benefits you currently receive from your health insurance provider. Contact your health fund for more details.

What oral treatments will my health insurance cover?

The treatments you’re covered for will vary depending on your insurance company3. We recommend that you speak to your health insurance provider to confirm the details of your cover. Fund and policy rules, waiting periods, and yearly limits apply, so make sure you get all the information you require to make an informed decision.

If you’re a Bupa member with combined Hospital and Extras cover that includes general dental, you’ll pay nothing (when attending a Members First Platinum clinic) for your regular dental check-ups and other preventive services such as:

  • Bitewing x-rays
  • Fluoride treatments
  • Mouthguards
  • Regular dental exam
  • Scale and clean

If you’re a Bupa member with Extras cover, you’ll receive a refund of 60-100% (yearly limits apply) back on most dental items - excluding orthodontics and hospital treatments - when you visit a Bupa Dental clinic or a Members First dental provider3. Fund and policy rules and waiting periods apply.

Bupa members will also enjoy a variety of other benefits such as gap free kids’ dental on selected covers, up to your yearly limits, at Members First providers. This excludes orthodontics and hospital treatments.

What services does Bupa Dental provide?

Bupa Dental provide an extensive range of treatments and services designed to improve the health and appearance of your teeth including4:

  • Braces
  • Crowns and bridges
  • Dental emergencies
  • Dental implants
  • Dentures
  • Fillings
  • Full mouth rehabilitation
  • Gum (periodontal) treatment
  • Implants
  • Invisalign
  • Kids’ dental
  • Laser dentistry
  • Oral hygiene
  • Regular check ups
  • Root canal therapy (endodontic treatment)
  • TMJD
  • Veneers
  • Whitening
  • Wisdom teeth extraction

Most of the services listed are covered by Bupa, however, if you aren’t a Bupa member, we recommended that you check with your health fund to see what your entitlements and yearly limits are.

How do I find a Bupa Dental clinic?

To find out where your closest Bupa Dental clinic is located, visit the Bupa Dental website6. This information includes the names and qualifications of each dentist, the services they offer, and the level of patient care available. There is also a list of the languages spoken at each clinic and directions on how to find the practice.

How do I claim on health insurance?

To make the claims process as simple as possible, Bupa has created myBupa - an online hub designed to make your life easier7. With its intuitive and user-friendly design, myBupa offers 24/7 access across laptop, desktop and mobile devices and is the quickest way to make claims and manage your membership.

How can I find out more about Bupa Dental?

To find out more about Bupa Dental, contact Bupa directly on 134 135 or visit the Bupa website.

To find your local Bupa Dental clinic, visit the locations page listed on the Bupa Dental website, or contact 1800 958 324 to be directed to a clinic near you.

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Sources:
1. https://www.bupadental.com.au/
2. https://www.bupadental.com.au/about-us
3. https://www.bupadental.com.au/faqs
4. https://www.bupadental.com.au/treatments
5. https://www.bupadental.com.au/contact-us
6. https://www.bupadental.com.au/find-a-clinic
7. https://www.bupa.com.au/health-insurance/why-choose-bupa/easy-ways-to-claim

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