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Why offer dental benefits?

As an employer, you know that employee benefits play a vital role in both attracting and retaining the best team.

Right for you

  • Affordable
  • Appreciated by staff
  • Fewer sick days
  • More motivated team
  • On-site oral health clinics

Right for your team

  • Immediate cover
  • Tangible, regular-use benefit
  • Encourages better oral health
  • Fast & easy claiming
  • Friendly customer service

Almost 4 in 10(36%) of those without dental insurance have not visited the dentist in the last year.

Empathy Research, 2019

It is estimated that oral diseases affect nearly 3.5 billion people.


85% of Irish workers would be interested or very interested in their employer offering dental insurance as a staff benefit.

Empathy Research, 2014

73% of DeCare Members say having a dental policy made them more proactive about their dental health.

Customer Survey 2023

Why Dental?

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Preventive care

Regular preventive care is essential for maintaining oral health and preventing more serious dental issues down the line. DeCare’s plans cover preventive services like routine cleanings, exams, and X-rays at 100% cover.

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Early detection of dental problems

Dental insurance encourages individuals to visit the dentist regularly, which enables early detection of dental issues. Regular check-ups allow dentists to identify problems in their early stages when they are typically easier and less expensive to treat.

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Financial protection

Dental treatments can be expensive, especially if you require major procedures like root canals, crowns, or orthodontic work. Dental insurance helps cover the cost of these treatments, reducing the financial burden on individuals and families.

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Access to dental care

Having dental insurance can improve access to dental care. It provides a network of dentists to choose from. By having coverage, individuals are more likely to seek regular dental check-ups and address dental problems promptly.

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Overall health benefits

Oral health is closely linked to overall health. Dental problems, such as gum disease, can contribute to other health issues like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and respiratory infections. By having dental insurance and maintaining good oral health, individuals can reduce their risk of developing these systemic health problems.

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Comprehensive coverage

Dental insurance covers a wide range of dental treatments, including fillings, extractions, root canals, crowns, bridges, dentures, and orthodontic treatments. This coverage ensures that individuals have access to the necessary treatments they may need throughout their lives.

TeamCare by DeCare

Encouraging better oral health care helps to ensure a healthier workforce, fewer sick days and a more motivated and incentivised team.

TeamCare by DeCare is our dedicated employer dental insurance service. It combines a comprehensive range of dental insurance products encouraging regular dental visits and provide great financial protection for minor and major treatment. True to our philosophy to encourage sustained long-term preventive dental care, all TeamCare by DeCare plans offer 100% immediate cover for preventive, diagnostic and emergency care services. What’s more, members can start to claim for their treatment straight away so they see a tangible benefit.

Care & Prevent

100% immediate cover for:

  • 2 dental examinations per year
  • 2 cleanings per year
  • Dental x-rays
  • 1 emergency dental treatment worldwide per year

**Additional Benefits – 1 additional cleaning during pregnancy or during chemotherapy treatment for cancer

Basic Dental Treatment

Up to 70% cover for:

  • Fillings
  • Extractions
  • Treatment of gum disease
  • Additional cover for kids (sealants, space maintainers, stainless steel crowns)

Major Dental Treatment

Up to 70% cover for:

  • Fillings
  • Extractions
  • Treatment of gum disease
  • Additional cover for kids (sealants, space maintainers, stainless steel crowns)

**Additional Benefit – 1 additional periodontal maintenance for people with diabetes


Up to €1,250 for:

  • One time use orthodontic benefit for children from 8 to 18 years

Oral Cancer Benefit**

  • Lump sum of up to €5,000

* Wait periods apply for orthodontic treatment only.

** Applies to TeamCare Level 3 Plan

Discover our dental network

View our online directory with map of dentists throughout Ireland that are happy to provide our members with the relevant information they need for their claim form.

Find a Dentist
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Oral Health Resources

All of DeCare Dental’s oral health resources are developed in-house by our clinical team.


Let’s Talk

Want to find out more about Dental Insurance for your Team – book a call today!

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