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What is nib's First Choice Dental network?

We've made a visit to the dentist easy with our First Choice network

A young man smiles at his doctor
A young man smiles at his doctor

nib’s First Choice Dental network

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 dental practitioners, who have promised they will deliver quality care and value for money. Under your nib cover you will receive a fixed percentage back on your treatment when you visit a dentist in the nib First Choice Dental network (depending on your level of Extras cover), and dental practitioners within our network charge agreed rates to help you get the most out of your nib cover*.

Use our Find a Provider tool to search for a dentist near you through nib’s First Choice network.  

How do I find a First Choice Dental network practitioner?

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 conveniently located for you, and double check at the time of booking that the dentist is in our First Choice Dental network

What’s next for the First Choice 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 dental practitioners. 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.

*nib First Choice providers offer competitive fees for many commonly claimed treatments and consultations. These fees are reviewed at least annually and are subject to change. Always check or the nib App before booking to see if your provider participates or simply ask your provider if they are part of nib’s network at the time of booking. Providers occasionally leave the nib First Choice network so it’s important to check before booking to avoid disappointment. Annual limits, waiting periods & T&Cs apply. 

^Benefits are only paid for services from nib recognised providers. A recognised provider is someone who provides a health service, like a dentist, optometrist, remedial massage therapist or physiotherapist who meet the following criteria: (i) They must work in a private practice; and (ii) They must have professional qualifications recognised by nib. To find a provider in nib’s network of healthcare professionals