ADA-endorsed Bento announced Aug. 31 a partnership with global health care company Philips to continue its growth as a modern alternative to traditional insurance for dentists, employers, groups, associations and individuals.
Bento is also announcing that all offices that switch their current in-office plan patients to Bento will pay no subscription fees for the first 12 months.
"We speak to dentists every day who are looking to upgrade their patient membership plans or streamline some of the manual ways they do it but do not want to incur any additional expenses to their practice, so it made sense for us to launch this option for those practices that might be skeptical to give our platform a try,” said Landon Lemoine, Bento’s vice present of growth.
Michael-John Kuehne, senior vice present of Philips Oral Healthcare, said in a news release that the opportunity to package his company’s products directly with dental membership plans offered by dentists and benefit plans provided by employers will make overall oral health care more accessible.
Dentists can now include Philips products such as Sonicare power toothbrushes and Zoom! Teeth Whitening when creating in-office membership plans powered by Bento.
These membership plans are an alternative to traditional dental insurance. Patients purchase plans directly from the dentist, allowing for savings for the patient and customized experiences and plans for the dentist.
Membership plans provide options for uninsured individuals, seniors and low-income families to access affordable oral care while providing steady recurring revenue for dentists.
To create an in-office plan powered by Bento, visit bento.net/in-office-plan/. Setup takes minutes.
For detailed answers to questions, how-to guides and extensive lists of FAQ, visit bento.net/bentopedia or ADA.org/bento.
Contact Bento at 1-800-734-8484 to speak with a Bento team member or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those going to ADA SmileCon 2021, the Bento team will be at Booth C2503. Dentists who sign up with Bento while in Las Vegas will get a YETI tumbler as a special thank-you.