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Altrua SmileShare Membership Helps You and Your Family Pay for Dental Care

SmileShare
Altrua SmileShare is a revolutionary approach to dental costs! Through this new dentalshare, you and your family can be part of a community of like-minded, health-conscious people who help share in each other’s dental needs.
Altrua SmileShare is distinct from Altrua HealthShare, specifically designed to help you and your family with dental costs. You can be a Member of SmileShare alone, or you can be both a Member of SmileShare and Altrua HealthShare. You’ll find a community of people dedicated to honoring God while improving healthcare by “Caring for One Another.”
You and any qualified dependents you include on a Membership Enrollment Application must each agree to alignment with the beliefs and standards of Altrua SmileShare as stated in the Statement of Standards to be part of our like-minded community.
  • We care for one another.
  • We keep our bodies clean and healthy with proper nutrition.
  • We believe the use of any form of tobacco, illicit drugs and excessive alcohol consumption is harmful to the body and soul.
  • We believe sexual relations outside the bond of marriage is contrary to the teachings of the Bible and that marriage should be held in honor.
  • We believe abortion is wrong, except in a life-threatening situation to the mother.
  • We care for our families and physical, mental or emotional abuse of any kind to a family member or anyone else is morally wrong.

If you have dental needs that result from actions contrary to the Statement of Standards, those needs may be deemed ineligible for sharing and may result in termination from the Membership.

Three SmileShare Memberships to Choose From

  • Plus

  • CONTRIBUTIONS AS LOW AS

    $58.00 /mo

    Perfect for growing families who want a low MRA .
    Join SmileShare
  • Preventative and Diagnostic
  • Major Restorative Sharing
  • Basic Restorative Sharing
  • Orthodontic Sharing
  • Annual Limit $2000 per member
  • Standard

  • CONTRIBUTIONS AS LOW AS

    $40.00 /mo

    Lower contributions for a lower Lifetime Limit.
    Join SmileShare
  • Preventative and Diagnostic
  • Major Restorative Sharing
  • Basic Restorative Sharing
  • Annual Limit $1000 per member
  • Essential

  • CONTRIBUTIONS AS LOW AS

    $32.00 /mo

    Great for two people who want the confidence of sharing dental care costs.
    Join SmileShare
  • Preventative and Diagnostic
  • Basic Restorative Sharing
  • Annual Limit $500 per member

What Members Contribute to the Membership

Monthly Contribution Requests

The Primary Member is sent monthly contribution requests based on number of household members, which they submit to stay active in the membership. Use the chart to find out what your contribution amount would be.

MemberMember+1Member+2Member+3 or more

Plus

$58$116$172$190

Standard

$40$80$125$160

Essential

$32$62$92$124
MRA

Plus

Standard

Essential

PREVENTATIVE & DIAGNOSTICNo MRANo MRANo MRA
BASIC & MAJOR RESTORATIVE$40 MRA per Member per year$50 MRA per Member per yearNo MRA
CO-SHARE

Plus

Standard

Essential

BASIC RESTORATIVE SHARING70% Bento Dentists / 60% Non-Bento Dentists50% Bento Dentists / 40% Non-Bento Dentists20% Bento Dentists Only
MAJOR RESTORATIVE SHARING50% Bento Dentists / 25% Non-Bento Dentists25% Bento Dentists Onlyn/a
ORTHODONTIC SHARING50% Bento Dentists / 50% Non-Bento Dentistsn/an/a

MRAs (Member Responsibility Amounts) and Co-Share

Members have Member Responsibility Amounts (MRAs) that vary according to the specific membership chosen. The MRA is the dollar amount that a Member must pay toward eligible dental needs before any bill may be shared among Members.

Members also have a co-share amount for certain dental services. This is the percentage you pay for certain services. You can review those percentages in the table in the What is Included in My SmileShare Membership section.

What Our Members Receive from the Membership

INCLUDED

PLUS

STANDARD

ESSENTIAL

ANNUAL SHARING AMOUNT$2000 per Member per year$1000 per Member per year$500 per Member per year
LIFETIME ORTHO MAX$1000 Ortho lifetime per membershipn/an/a
MRA: PREVENTATIVE & DIAGNOSTICNo MRANo MRANo MRA
MRA: BASIC & MAJOR RESTORATIVE$40 MRA per Member per year$50 MRA per Member per yearNo MRA
PREVENTATIVE & DIAGNOSTIC SHARING100% Bento Dentists / 90% Non-Bento Dentists100% Bento Dentists / 60% Non-Bento Dentists100% Bento Dentists
MAJOR RESTORATIVE SHARING50% Bento Dentists / 25% Non-Bento Dentists25% Bento Dentists Only / 90-day waiting periodn/a
BASIC RESTORATIVE SHARING70% Bento Dentists / 60% Non-Bento Dentists50% Bento Dentists / 40% Non-Bento Dentists20% Bento Dentists Only
ORTHODONTIC SHARING50% for Bento Dentists/ 50% for Non-Bento Dentists (6 month waiting period)n/an/a

Included Eligible Services

THE MEMBERSHIP SHARES AT:
  • Plus Membership:100% Bento Dentists / 90% Non-Bento Dentists
  • Standard Membership: 100% Bento Dentists / 60% Non-Bento Dentists
  • Essential Membership: 100% Bento Dentists Only
1. ORAL EXAMS
  • Comprehensive oral evaluation – new or established patient, once every 60 months
  • Limited oral evaluation – problem focused, once every 12 months
  • Periodic oral evaluation – established patient, twice in 12 months
2. X-RAYS
  • Single tooth x-rays, as needed
  • Bitewing x-rays, once every 12 months
  • Full mouth x-rays, once every 60 months
  • Panoramic x-rays, once every 60 months, does not share frequency with FMX
3. ROUTINE DENTAL CARE
  • Routine cleaning, twice in 12 months
  • Periodontal cleanings, once every 3 months after active periodontal treatment, not to exceed twice in 12 months if combined with routine cleanings
  • Fluoride treatments, twice in 12 months for members under age 19
  • Sealants for children under 16, once per unrestored permanent molar every 36 months
  • Space maintainers for lost deciduous (baby) teeth, replacement limited to once every 60 months
THE MEMBERSHIP SHARES AT:
  • Plus Membership: 70% Bento Dentists / 60% Non-Bento Dentists
  • Standard Membership: 50% Bento Dentists / 40% Non-Bento Dentists
  • Essential  Membership: 20% Bento Dentists Only
1. FILLINGS
  • Amalgam (silver) fillings; one filling per tooth surface every 24 months
  • Composite resin (white) fittings; one filling per tooth surface every 24 months
  • Temporary fillings; one filling per tooth
  • Composite resin (white) fittings; one filling per tooth surface every 24 months
  • Temporary fillings; one filling per tooth
2. ROOT CANAL TREATMENT (ENDODONTICS)
  • Root Canal on permanent teeth, once per tooth Vital pulpotomy, limited to deciduous teeth
  • Retreatment of prior root canal on permanent teeth, once per tooth after 24 months have elapsed from initial treatment
  • Root end surgery on permanent teeth, once per tooth
3. GUM TREATMENT (PERIODONTICS)
  • Periodontal scaling and root planing, one per quadrant in 24 months; all four quads can be completed same day
  • Periodontal surgery, once per quadrant in 36 months
4. PROSTHETIC MAINTENANCE
  • Repair of partial or complete dentures and bridges, once per 12 months after 24 months of initial insertion
  • Reline or rebase partial or complete dentures, once within 36 months
  • Replacement of crowns, onlays and bridges, once per tooth
5. ORAL SURGERY
  • Simple tooth extractions, once per tooth
  • Erupted or exposed root removal, once per tooth
  • General anesthesia or intravenous sedation for complex surgical procedures
6. OTHER NECESSARY SERVICES
  • Dentalcare to relieve pain (palliative care). 4 occurrences in12 months
THE MEMBERSHIP SHARES AT:
  • Plus Membership: 50% Bento Dentists / 25% Non-Bento Dentists
  • Standard Membership: 25% Bento Dentists Only
  • Essential Membership: n/a
  • 90-Day waiting period for Plus and Standard Memberships
1. CROWNS
  • Crowns; once per tooth in 60 months
2. IMPLANTS
  • Endosteal implant (D6010), once per tooth in 84 months.
  • Custom Abutment (D6057), once per tooth in 60 months
  • Abutment supported porcelain/ceramic crown (D6058), once per tooth in 60 months
3. TOOTH REPLACEMENT(PROSTHODONTICS)
  • Removable complete or partial dentures. including services to fabricate,
  • measure. fit. and adjust them; once in 60 months
  • Fixed bridges and crowns (when part of a bridge including services to fabricate, measure, fit, and adjust them; once per tooth in 60 months
  • Replacement of dentures and bridges, but only when they are installed at least 60 months after the initial placement and only if the existing appliance cannot be made serviceable
  • Temporary partial dentures to replace any of the six upper or lower front teeth. but only if they are installed immediately after the loss of teeth and during the period of healing
  • Single tooth dental endosteal implants when the implant replaces permanent teeth through second molars: once per tooth in 60 months
THE MEMBERSHIP SHARES AT:
  • Plus Membership: 50% for Bento Dentists/ 50% for Non-Bento Dentists
  • Standard Membership: n/a
  • Essential Membership: n/a
  • Complete orthodontic exam
  • Comprehensive or Limited active orthodontic treatment. including appliances
This description of services is subject to change.

A Few Things to Note:

  • 180-day waiting period: your membership begins 180 days after the membership effective date.
  • No missing tooth clause
  • This membership does not downgrade composites
  • The coordination of benefits is standard
  • For the following procedures, the expense is incurred, and the procedure is considered started when:
    • the denture or fixed bridgework impression is taken,
    • the crown work preparation of the tooth has begun, or
    • the root canal therapy work on the tooth has begun.

Get to Know Your Membership

What should I tell my dentist? What Do I have to pay for?
Answers to questions about the Altrua SmileShare Membership can be found in the Membership Guidelines.

Download SmileShare Guidelines

Download Your SmileShare Membership Datasheet | Select Membership Type

Download Plus SNAPSHOT   Download Standard SNAPSHOT   Download Essential SNAPSHOT

SmileShare is powered by Bento
& Bento Concierge is here to help!

From providing details to your dentist before your appointment to questions about billing.

Call: (800) 985-9073 or email: smile@bento.net

Member's Frequently Asked Questions

Bento Concierge is here to help! From providing details to your dentist before your appointment to questions about billing.
You can call: (800) 985-9073
Yes
There is a 90 day waiting period from the membership start date for Major Restorative sharing for Standard Members.
There is a 6 month waiting period from the membership start date for Orthodontic Sharing sharing for Plus Members.
No, this membership does not have a missing tooth clause.
No, this membership does not downgrade composites.
You or your dentist can add their name and practice here: Refer Your Dentist or call our dental concierge at (800) 985-9073 and a Bento Network Specialist will get in touch with your dentist.
To create a Bento Dental App account
  • After you receive your Bento Member ID, download the Bento Dental app for iOS or Android
  • Click “Sign Up” and choose the HealthShare/DentalShare option
  • Enter your email and create a password
  • Add your personal information, member ID, and payment info
A Bento Member ID is a unique 9-digit number assigned to identify an individual Bento member. This is needed when logging into the Bento Dental App for the first time. Bento will send this ID number to you after your enrollment in your HealthShare/DentalShare.
If you are unable to find it, contact Bento Concierge at (800) 734-8484.
We recommend that all members 19 and older in your family download the App for the best experience, however it is not required to use your Membership. You can access the IDs of your family members directly from the “View Family” in the digital membership card in the Bento Dental App.
The HOH on a plan can enable spouse access to dependent information by:
In the Bento Dental App…
  1. Go to “View Family”
  2. Select the spouse
  3. Tap “Edit”
  4. Tap “Enable Dependent Access”
  5. Tap “Done”
Note: The dental information of dependents 19 and older is not accessible to the Head of Household.
Don’t have a smartphone? You will be emailed your Bento ID card on the first day of coverage.
Lost the email? Request another card via https://bento.net/altruamembers/, and scroll down to “Request Digital ID Card.”
A Bento Dentist or Affiliated Provider is a dentist or dental office that has agreed to pre-negotiated rates, known as Exclusive Reimbursement Rates.
With over 350,000 dental access points in the Bento dental affiliation, it’s easy to find a dentist near you.
Download the Bento Dental app and search for dentists in your area using the “Find a Dentist” feature from the app home screen (Apple App Store or Google Play Store).
or
Go to the Find A Bento Dentist webpage and use the tool there to find a dentist.
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If you have your own dentist, you can add their name and practice here: Refer Your Dentist or call our dental concierge (800) 985-9073 and a Bento Network Specialist will get in touch with your dentist.
First, check your Membership Guidelines to confirm if your membership shares in services at Non-Bento Dentists. If you are not sure, contact Bento Concierge at (800)-935-9073.
If your Membership does share in services at Non-Bento Dentists, let Bento Concierge know about your upcoming appointment. We will contact the dentist and explain your MemberShip Guidelines to them, as well as how to submit Medical Needs to Bento.

Dentist's Frequently Asked Questions

Dentists should go to the Bento Dentist Portal at dentists.bento.net to submit services, create estimates, and view patient eligibility. Services are processed using Bento Checkout in the Bento Dentist Portal.
You simply provide the Bento Member ID and Membership Type. Bento will process the membership’s reimbursement based on the medical needs form. You can also mail standard ADA J430 form to Bento c/o Processing Dept., PO Box 9028, Boston, MA 02114.
You can also set up a free Bento account here Sign Up
Bento Concierge is here to help!
phone: (800) 985-9073
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Once your membership begins, your Membership Guidelines and utilization will be easily accessible, all in the palm of your hands through the Bento App.
Once you receive the Upcoming Membership email , download the Bento Dental app and login in using your new Member ID. While you wait for your membership to begin, use the app to find a dentist and specialist, view Membership Guidelines, and share details with family members and dentists.
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