Keeping your employees happy and healthy is a key part of how we work at Smile Hub Dental Clinic. Absenteeism due to dental problems and appointments are expensive and time consuming. As a result, many business in Dublin now offer dental insurance to employees as part of their employee benefit.
Because of our close ties to Vhi Dental, DeCare Dental and Laya Healthcare means we can work on behalf of our corporate partners in order for our employees to llok after their dental health whilst maximising their dental policy cover, and also minimising their time away from the office or dealing with bothersome admin during office hours.
For any employers who want to ensure that their employees get the best dental treatment, we have a 3 step process;
Step 1: Get in contact with us first and tell us about your company’s dental insurance scheme – this will ensure that your employees are given the right advice on making use of their insurance cover. We will also list your company on our own website, informing both current and potential employees, that your company is actively involved in staff happiness and well-being.
Step 2: Promote the fact that Smile Hub Dental Clinic is a registered provider of dental care with Vhi Dental, DeCare Dental and Laya Healthcare. Make sure that the logos are seen and evident for employees to notice.
Step 3: … that’s it – Smile Hub Dental Clinic will take it from here!
How our Dental Plans Work For Employees
People are busy, so we’ve tried to make this a simple and straightforward as possible.
First: Contact Smile Hub Dental Clinic, schedule an appointment. When you;re booking make sure and mention that you have Vhi Dental, DeCare Dental or Laya Healthcare so that you can be advised correctly.
For Dental Exams and Hygienist Cleaning Appointments
Direct Pay (with Vhi Dental or DeCare Dental Insurance)
Make sure and call your insurer beforehand if you have Vhi Dental or DeCare Dental insurance, so that they can send confirmation of your cover for exams, cleanings and x-rays to Smile Hub Dental Clinic. This is valid for the next 30 days.
***If you have Vhi Dental or DeCare Dental insurance you can also use the Pay & Claim Back method, but we recommend setting up direct pay in advance so that you don’t have to wait to be reimbursed and you know what cover you have prior to receiving treatment and paying fees***
Pay & Claim Back
If you have Laya Healthcare insurance, you don’t need to do anything. Fees are paid by the patient on the day for routine dental care and you will be given a receipt to claim your expenses back from your insurer.
(Cover for dental treatment is dependent on the health insurance scheme that members are on/their level of cover and members should check their cover before having treatment if they intend to claim back. Click on the links above to see the individual terms and conditions).
For certain procedures Laya will require pre-approval and direct billing – the staff at Smile Hub Dental Clinic will look after this for patients when this case arises, saving both time and the hassle of remembering to sort paperwork!
For Treatment Appointments
At your dental exam appointment, we will create a treatment plan for you and send it directly to Vhi Dental or DeCare Dental, so you don’t have to worry about dates and deadlines. Your insurer will assess your treatment plan and confirm your cover according to the terms of your dental insurance policy.
The coverage details will be sent directly to you by your insurer and this cover is valid for 30 days. This allows you to schedule your appointments when it suits you, and gives you full view of your costs before you have any treatment.
Patients with Laya Healthcare insurance will be given a treatment plan and will need to contact Laya directly to check cover. Again, you will be paying in full on the day of your appointment and then claiming back from your insurer.
Simple. Efficient. Quality.
What Insurance Companies Do We Work With?
At Smile Hub Dental we believe in making quality employee dental care as simple as possible. This means we’re able to work with the biggest names in dental insurance here in the Republic of Ireland. If your company uses any of the following dental plan insurers, we can accept appointment requests and start offering the best dental health service in Dublin for your employees right away. If you don’t use Laya healthcare, VHI Insurance or DeCare Dental, why not get in touch anyway to discuss your needs? We may already be in the process of registering with whomever you use.