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NobleDentist - Save up to 55% off usual dental fees!!!!

Posted By: Danni27, posted 2008/03/29 15:42
Members save 15% to 55% off usual dental fees by visiting a participating dentist in Australia.
There are several reasons that NobleDentist fees are much less than usual dental fees.
NobleDentist refers thousands of members to participating dentists throughout Australia. Dentists therefore save money on advertising to attract patients. And can then pass on savings to members.
Dentists have appointment slots that do not get filled by patients each week so, better that the dentist has members fill those slots even though it is for lesser fees.
NobleDentist refers thousands of members to participating dentists throughout Australia. Dentists are therefore willing to treat our members for more affordable fees.
Many dentists realise that high dental fees are detracting people from visiting dentists. They therefore feel it is prudent to be apart of NobleDentist and assist people to save money on their treatment.
There are no waiting periods. Once you have made payment and received your membership card/s, you can receive dental treatment.
You pay $99.95 for an individual membership and $149.95 for a couple or family membership. This payment is made once and membership is for 2 years - you may choose to renew your membership after the 2 years. Membership fees are paid to NobleDentist. Payment for dental treatment is made directly to the relevant participating dentist you and your family attend for dental treatment.
NobleDentist Member Referral Bonus rewards members of the NobleDentist community who spread the word about our benefits to family and friends. Members receive 3 bonus months of membership FREE for each new membership that is a result of their referral.
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  • nod2008/03/29 19:46:40
    Danni27 this sounds in essence like a good idea. But I guess is only of value if you save more than the amount you have paid for your joining fee... logical really I guess.
    Have you used them before? Feedback from anyone familiar with their club would be great :)
  • thedreamer812008/03/29 19:54:12
    It might cost a little too much for the member fee if you already have private health insurance, my partner only has a basic plan with MBF and to get a few fillings it only cost about $27 all up :o i was happy about that! :)
  • nod2008/03/29 19:58:45
    I think that is a great price. It seems like this would be instead of health insurance??
  • Keeys2008/03/29 22:31:21
    a good idea if in major city not so great for the bush :(
  • Danni272008/03/29 22:57:29
    I agree, Canberra is not up and running yet either. But its quite an interesting concept. I would consider travelling to Sydney (staying with friends) to get major work done. My teeth are shocking!
  • Danni272008/03/29 23:05:41
    NOD - Yes thats right, its gotta balance the right way $$$. I just came across it a few days ago. My family is large, no health insurance and on a single income so it seems excellent value for our situation. I could save hundreds (even after paying membership) on just me for starters. Then hubby needs a lot of work done too. Kids are low maintenance now but one's coming up for some Orthodontic soon. I am very pleased with myself finding it!!!!
    I think major work would work out at a massive saving if you look at the fee schedules.
  • admin2008/03/29 23:33:33
    I was pretty astounded at the cost of dental work when I had some done few months back. Worked out at $1500 or so. But then I guess when I amotise that amount over the 10 years it'd been between visits it didnt seem quite so bad.
  • voteoften2008/03/30 02:04:06
    You gotta wonder about the quality of a dentist who would discount so low. Also, dentists, shrinks, plastic surgeons, hairdressers, etc etc who are bin bartercard. These are people who can not attract enough customers who are paying the normal rate and in cash. Not saying they are bad, just be wary.
  • nod2008/03/30 10:12:21
    voteoften
    You gotta wonder about the quality of a dentist who would discount so low. Also, dentists, shrinks, plastic surgeons, hairdressers, etc etc who are bin bartercard. These are people who can not attract enough customers who are paying the normal rate and in cash. Not saying they are bad, just be wary.


    Sadly it does make me question this. But they do have a code of professional conduct. I would also be seeing if there was an small print

    If you do take up the scheme please keep us informed about how it all goes Danni27
  • Keeys2008/03/30 11:15:22
    My brother in law in a mechanic. Hes a big beliver in getting quotes on jobs. As he said you'd never book your car in for major work without shopping around, so he did the same with his teath. Their parents stoped taking them to the dentist at 12 and then being a mechanic money was never the best so he just never got their himself knowing it was going to cost big $$ when he did. He ended up going to 3 dentists and getting quotes on the work. Yes each visit cost him aprox $50-$100 but he saved in the long run. He chose to go with the middle guy as he felt most confortable with him and felt he explained thngs better as to why do this not that with the problem but this problem you can fix on the cheap etc. He saved $1200 between this guy and the most expencive quote he got and spent $300 more than if he'd gone with the cheapest. He was really happy withthe work etc and even more happy that he saved so much.

    I guess most of us just turn up and accept whatever they say to be true and either don't get it done or get it done few shop around. You can ask for your xrays so you can take them somewhere else to save having them done again good for radiation reasons and your pocket ;)
  • kristel072009/10/06 12:54:50
    Thank you so much for bringing this to my attention Danni27. I became a member of Noble Dentist recently and have already saved considerably. The participating dentist I attended was gentle and professional and I have since added my family to my membership.

    I was concerned with the quality of treatment I would receive and I was also concerned about the reasons the dentists would be reducing their fees for members. The dentist informed me that prior to being a participating dentist with Noble that he was spending up to $60,000 a year for advertising in local newspapers, yellow pages etc. Now Noble refers him members so he saves $60,000 on advertising and in return can pass on his savings to the members of Noble Dentist. Makes sense to me.

    Thank you again Danni27.
  • steph512010/01/22 12:17:29
    Because of all the hype (up to 55% discount --- Where?) I joined the family for $150 to Noble Dentist. After ringing around I find that they might give a measly 15 % off, starting from an horrible inflated price of $150 to $200 for a simple tooth extraction (10 to 15 minutes work!)

    I should have inquired more thoroughly before forking out $150 most likely for nothing!
    What a scam!!!

    Does anyone know where I can get dentures made, decent ones and at a price that doesn't send me into debt for the rest of my life, regardless, whether this is a "Noble Dentist" dentist, or not!
    Do I really have to go overseas to pay a decent or modest fee for this service?!
    It seems, that dentistry in Australia is nothing but legalized extortion... a license to print money!

    Stephan
  • drage2011/06/02 14:22:32
    steph51
    Because of all the hype (up to 55% discount --- Where?) I joined the family for $150 to Noble Dentist. After ringing around I find that they might give a measly 15 % off, starting from an horrible inflated price of $150 to $200 for a simple tooth extraction (10 to 15 minutes work!)

    I should have inquired more thoroughly before forking out $150 most likely for nothing!
    What a scam!!!

    Does anyone know where I can get dentures made, decent ones and at a price that doesn't send me into debt for the rest of my life, regardless, whether this is a "Noble Dentist" dentist, or not!
    Do I really have to go overseas to pay a decent or modest fee for this service?!
    It seems, that dentistry in Australia is nothing but legalized extortion... a license to print money!

    Stephan


    actually it costs around 200 to get a tooth removed on any givenday.....maybe you should try these dudes cos they really are a saving...
  • Bargaindude2011/06/13 12:52:05
    This seems similar to those preferred provider schemes that some health insurance companies do.
    I think it's a bit hit and miss, when I used to have hba I went to one of their recommended guys and found him ok, but I had a friend who did the same thing on the other side of town and said she had a really horrible experience.
    At the end of the day I do agree with the fact that this does sound a little desperate, anything medical I'd rather pay a bite more and have someone I'm comfortable with.
    I have a wonderful dentist now who is reasonably priced and if he put up his fees a bit I'd still go there (although I hope he doesn't lol). I was referred to him by a good friend and I think that's the best way to find someone. He is booked about 6 weeks in advance so I guess the good ones really dont need to join those schemes.

    My sister used to date a dentist years ago haha. I gave him stick for how expensive they all are, but I didnt realize how much their overheads are. He said something in the vicinity of 60% to cover staff, materials, sterilizing etc. And he ends up paying like $10-15000 a year in insurance and continuing courses just to be registered. So it sort of changed my view on it all. Still hate going though lol.

    Sorry for the essay!

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