Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions

How do I become a member?

Simply complete the enrollment form at the location of your choice and show your union membership card and photo ID. You can start using the benefits of the program and begin saving on dental services immediately.

How do I choose a location?

You may search for a California location convenient to you online at or call 1-800-32-SMILE and enter your zip code.

Is my SmilePlus membership really free?

Yes. The CA Union SmilePlus Program has been designed specifically as a free dental program for you and your family. There is no membership or enrollment fee to join.

How do I use the program?

Please call the location of your choice to schedule your first appointment. The office will assist in your enrollment process. Please bring your union ID card to each visit. All fees must be paid directly to the dental office where treatment is received at the time of visit. An enrollment card will be mailed to your address following your enrollment for future appointments.

When do my benefit savings begin?

Union member savings begin immediately at your first visit. There is no waiting period after you enroll.

How do I re-enroll?

Enrollment periods are for one year following the initial enrollment. An enrollment notice may be mailed to your home address notifying that it is time to re-enroll. Simply show your union membership ID card at your next visit and your benefit enrollment period will be extended for one year.

What if I have dental coverage already?

All eligible insurance coverages and participating plans a union member may have will be assigned and considered as the Primary Coverage. All other non-covered services will be billed using the CA Union SmilePlus fee schedule including orthodontics and specialty services. The union member will be responsible for any balance not covered by insurance.

CA UNION SMILEPLUS IS NOT A REGISTERED INSURANCE PLAN. Fees effective 04/01/2015 and subject to change without prior notice. Pricing and procedures may vary per person. Contact your local office about procedures and pricing specific to your dental care and needs. Some procedures may not be offered in every office. Minimum fee only. Fee may vary with complexity of case. © 2015 Coast Dental. All rights reserved.