What to expect from my first dentist appointment
65% of Australians haven’t seen a dentist in two years
It’s easy to forget to visit the dentist, and if you haven't been in a while you might not know where to start or who to see. At nib, we've decided to make it easy by introducing the First Choice Dental network.
Our First Choice Dental network is our community of specially selected health providers, who have promised they will deliver quality care and value for money. Under your nib cover you will still receive a fixed percentage back on your treatment when you visit a dentist in the nib First Choice Dental network (depending on your policy). This will result in lower out of pocket costs for you.
nib enables you to search for a nib First Choice Dental practitioner in your local area. Through our partnership with Whitecoat, you'll also be able to read reviews of practitioners and book online.
If you've decided it's time to take a visit to the dentist, one of the first things you need to do is check your policy covers you for this treatment. Once you've checked you’re covered, you can search for a dentist in your local area or double check at the time of booking that the dentist is in our First Choice Dental network.
The First Choice network will continue to expand, and quickly become your go-to when looking for a range of quality health practitioners, including Optical, Physio and Chiropractic practitioners in the near future. Unlike other health funds, the percentage you get back doesn’t change if you don’t use one of our First Choice practitioners. You can still use any recognised practitioner, and the benefits you receive will be the same as per your cover.
If you have any questions regarding nib's First Choice network, you can contact us at 13 14 63.