Being proactive about your oral health is so important. When you join the Lumino Dental Plan you will visit the dentist more often, yet worry less. That's because you will be taking care of your smile the best way possible - with preventative dental care. The plan helps you enjoy the benefits of regular dentist visits, saving money and making your experience a positive one.
Already a member? Visit the Lumino Dental Plan Member Section for everything you need.
As Kiwis, we often put things off, especially when we're worried about the cost. When we look for ways to save money, we're prone to delaying the things we know we should do, such as going to the dentist. When it comes to dental treatment, we often delay this until we have enough money, unless we need emergency treatment.
What we don't usually think about, is how this mindset can have the opposite effect and harm us financially, in the long run. We generally find that people who visit the dentist regularly need less dental treatment and spend less in the long-term and have healthier mouths. Preventative dental care saves money.
Who doesn't want to save money now and avoid paying more later? Think about a cavity in your tooth. You may only feel pain once the cavity reaches your tooth’s nerve or the tooth breaks. By this time the opportunity to solve the problem with simpler treatments, such as a filling has been missed. Your tooth then often requires more advanced treatments, such as a root canal or a crown, instead of a simple filling, or worse still you may have to have the tooth extracted. Inevitably, these treatments are more expensive.
Preventative treatments such as an Exam & X-Rays Check-Up or a Hygiene Service require less time to complete than more invasive treatments like a root canal or an extraction. Regular dentist and hygienist visits, save you time. If you leave it too long before visiting the dentist, more extensive treatments often take more time to complete and even multiple appointments.
Hygiene treatments are when a hygienist or oral health therapist examines your mouth to assess the health of your teeth and gums and to look for any signs of disease. They will then do a professional clean and polish, using a combination of modern dental techniques. This removes any bacteria and plaque from above and below the gum surfaces. Once the plaque has been removed, your teeth will be polished, leaving them feeling smooth and fresh.
Your hygienist will then show you how to care for your teeth at home. They will advise you on all aspects of dental hygiene.
A routine exam and x-rays check-up has two main parts:
Your dentist will talk to you about your dental health and any concerns you may have. You will have a full visual check-up of all areas of your mouth, not just your teeth and gums. Special instruments are used to make sure all of your teeth, gums and mouth are checked.
You will have standard dental x-rays taken. These help with diagnosis and prevention of decay and disease. Because your dentist sees your teeth and mouth in great detail on an x-ray, they can help spot dental problems early.
As a dental plan member, you also get 10% discount off most additional dental treatments* to help you get sorted for less. If you've been thinking about getting treatment or there's something you've been putting off, you can book it in and save!
*Discount excludes orthodontics and dental implants.
The cost of the plan is less than $1 a day at all our practices.
We've made the payment options simple to keep it as easy as possible for you. You can choose to pay using a debit or credit card either annually in advance, or in 12 monthly instalments. When you join, you can manage your plan and payments online using the Patient Portal.
No. You don’t need to be a current patient of ours to join the plan. We recommend that you book an appointment at your chosen Lumino participating practice. Your plan is associated exclusively to your chosen practice - it isn't transferable to another Lumino practice.
Your friendly Lumino practice team will guide you through the online sign-up process at your appointment. The process will take around 5 minutes and you will need your credit or debit card.
Ready to save money on your oral health right now? Sign up online in around 5 minutes! To get started all you need is an email address and valid credit or debit card.