A Plan You Can Smile About
Discount dental services answers one of the most asked questions I get,"I can't afford to get my teeth fixed", what can I do?
The first thing I tell people is that most dentists give a discount if you are living on social security. Be sure to ask.
The next thing I tell people is that this is the most costly and hardest area to get affordable services.
There are 4 ways you can get dental discount services.
Free Clinics are usually sponsored by ministries through volunteers.
Dental Schools give moderate discount dental services.
There are only two ways to get long term discount dental services.
These 2 programs are:
It is very important that you understand the difference.
Dental Insurance is "insurance". Although, unlike other insurance programs you have a:
So, unlike Dental Plans, if you get a root canal for $1500, you will have used your limit for the year. From here on in, you pay full price until next year.
I personally would never get a dental insurance plan again. You can spend $2000 in the blink of an eye at the dentist, and then the policy is useless until next year.
Dental "Plans" (not insurance) :
You get up to a 60% discount on services. I have used dental discount plans for years and find that I save more money than the co pay I would have payed with dental insurance and can get everything done when I need it with no waiting period or limit.
Here Is How It Works:
Participating dentists have agreed to accept a discounted fee from discount dental plan members as payment-in-full for dental services performed. Most doctors take plans they prefer, but I found very few dentists who don't take plans.
Select discount dental plans even offer significant discounts on cosmetic dentistry services like teeth whitening, bonding, veneers and low cost dental implants.
Additionally, since discount dental plans activate within 3 business days and do not have any health restrictions, you won’t need to wait 6 to 18 months to receive the dental care you need.
Discount dental plans are: