No-Cost Dental Club Now Available in San Francisco Area

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Dentegra Smile Club, now available in six Bay Area counties, offers discounts at participating dentists and a chance to earn cleanings and exams

Dentegra Smile Club offers a great opportunity to those who don't have dental insurance to reap discounts on dental services.

No dental insurance? No problem! San Francisco Bay Area residents now can get some of the perks of dental insurance without having to pay a penny toward monthly premiums.

Dentegra Smile Club, a new program launched today by Dentegra Insurance Company, is not insurance — instead, it connects members to discounts on dental products and services, pricing transparency and dentist reviews. Members have access to Dentegra’s 5,300 dentists in California, who agree to charge Smile Club members their contracted fees. Also, club members receive a discount on the purchase of the Kolibree Connected Electric Toothbrush – the first of its kind that offers 3D sensors and real-time interactive feedback to users in an innovative way – and can earn a cleaning and exam for good brushing behavior.

Dentegra Smile Club membership is available to residents of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties free of charge. There are no membership dues or fees for club membership.

“Dentegra Smile Club offers a great opportunity to those who don’t have dental insurance to reap discounts on dental services,” said Belinda Martinez, Dentegra’s senior VP of sales and marketing. “And for those who opt to purchase the Kolibree Connected Electric Toothbrush, there are additional rewards that help motivate people to keep their teeth clean while defraying the cost of dental care.”

The Dentegra dentist network – nearly 24,000 strong across the nation and growing – will help Smile Club members obtain cleanings and a significant number of the most common dental care services for fees averaging as much as 50% off of the normal cost.* Dentegra Smile Club is not insurance; club members simply visit a contracted Dentegra dentist and pay discounted fees for covered services. There are no claim forms, no annual deductibles and no annual maximums.

The Kolibree Connected Electric Toothbrush, offered in addition to the monthly club membership fee, includes a free mobile app that keeps people of all ages engaged and motivated to brush better and for longer. Basically, it registers both brushstrokes and location in toothbrushing. A fun way to connect to their phones and mobile devices while improving their brushing techniques, the Kolibree toothbrush will also allow parents to see how well their children are brushing on a daily basis as well as store the entire family’s brushing behavior data on one smart phone. That data can be kept private or users can share that data with their dentist if they choose.

Rewards will be based upon information automatically collected by the Kolibree toothbrush. More details about the pilot discount plan and how it works are available at http://www.dentegrasmileclub.com.

Currently, the toothbrush is available in the U.S. only through Dentegra Smile Club.

About Dentegra
Headquartered in San Francisco, Dentegra Insurance Company is part of a holding company system with 32 million dental plan subscribers. It offers individual dental benefits plans in California, Georgia and Texas and also on 38 state and federal health care exchanges. For more information, visit http://www.dentegra.com and follow Dentegra on Twitter, Facebook and Google+. For information about Dentegra Smile Club, including membership benefits, please visit http://www.dentegrasmileclub.com.

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*Based on 2014 projected average savings for all procedures as compared to the 90th percentile as determined by FAIR Health for the San Francisco, CA, service region.

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