One of the tables at the Nov. 5 Health Fair presented a new
dental service program designed exclusively for Hawai‘i college
students. The University Student Plan recently introduced by
Hawai‘i Family Dental Centers works around a student’s class
schedule and helps defray dental expenses. Students enrolled
in this program receive 20 to 75 percent discounts on certain
HFDC coverage is available only in Hawai‘i. Under the University
Student Plan, students receive two cleaning examinations every
year, at $5 per exam. Other dental services include 10 percent
off teeth whitening procedures, fluoride treatments at $10,
and 25 percent off orthodontic treatments (braces).
To get these benefits, students must pay a membership fee under
the term and benefit period of their choice (fees vary from
$50 to $168) and must fall within one of the following categories:
• Enrolled at least half-time in an accredited program at a
college or university in Hawai‘i; or
• Enrolled for credit in a continuing education, postdoctoral,
or university-sponsored program.
Under separate term and benefit periods, coverage spans a full
year ($168), two semesters ($120 for spring and summer, $140
for fall and spring), or one semester ($50 for summer; $74for
The University Student Plan is not an insurance plan. Members
may receive dental treatments at any of the 11 HFDC locations
statewide, five on O‘ahu. HFDC currently lists 35 dentists and
specialists to choose from.
Students interested in signing up for the University Student
Plan may enroll online at www.hawaiifamilydental.com and click
on “online enrollment” or call 523-3103 (toll-free: 1-888-542-4445)
to request an information packet and enrollment form.