You could spend lots of time looking for the least expensive dentist in Massachusetts, or you can make it easy on yourself – join a Massachusetts dental savings plan and get dental discounts from any participating dentist. Plan members get 10% to 60% off the costs of dental care, making it much easier to pay for regular dental checkups, root canals and crowns, braces, bridges and dentures – everything you’d need for a healthy, great-looking smile!
And with dental savings plans, you don’t have to wait before you can access discounted dental treatments. You start saving at participating Massachusetts dentists as soon as your plan activates – within 24-72 hours, depending on the plan you choose.
There are no annual spending limits either. Dental insurance typically has a maximum of $1,000-$1,500 – about the cost of one root canal and crown! With your dental savings plan, you don’t have to worry about how much you need to spend to get the dental care you need.
If you have an oral health issue that needs special care, or simply want to see a dentist who is specially trained in a particular dental procedure, you would choose a dental specialist. Typically, these dentists have 2-3 years of specialized training in their fields.
Dental savings plans, also known as dental discount plans, can also help you save on specialist care, simply choose a specialist who participates in your plan’s network.
What kind of dental specialty care do you need? There are the nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association:
Dental Public Health: This discipline focuses on “preventing and controlling dental diseases and promoting dental health through organized community efforts.” You probably wouldn’t visit a dental public health specialist; they don’t treat patients but do help people in a community access dental care.
Endodontics: Specialize in diseases of the dental pulp, you might choose to see an endodontist if you need a root canal.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: These specialists are oral surgeons, you might see one for a complicated tooth extraction, to get dental implants placed or for bone grafting prior to restorative procedures such as implant-supported dentures.
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology: This specialty focuses on “the nature, identification, and management of diseases affecting the oral and maxillofacial regions.” These dental specialists might work with your general dentist to treat issues ranging from persistent dry mouth to fragile teeth and severe jaw pain.
Periodontics: Periodontics addresses the supporting and surrounding tissues of the teeth or their substitutes.” If you need treatments for gum disease, such as deep cleanings, you might get them from a periodontist.
Pediatric Dentistry: Pediatric dentists provide dental care for infants and children.
Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology: Oral and maxillofacial radiologists analyze radiographic images (x-rays).
Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics: Orthodontists align the way teeth and jaws fit together. You might see an orthodontist if you need braces.
Dental savings plans for residents of Massachusetts start at $79.95 for individuals and $129.95 for families, prices vary depending on the plan you choose. Dental savings plans are not dental insurance, they are the affordable alternative to traditional dental insurance.
Within three days of joining, you can use your plan to save 10-60% at any of the 100,000+ participating dentists in a nationwide network (yes, you can save on dentists outside of Massachusetts too!).
Many plans also offer, at no additional charge, savings on vision care, prescriptions, hearing care and other health services at healthcare providers across Massachusetts, so you save on more than dental care.
It’s easy. Just join a plan, take your member’s ID card to any participating dentist, and pay your discounted rate directly to the dentist. No paperwork to file, no worries, no fuss.
Ready to save on dental care in Massachusetts? Join a plan now! And if you have questions about which plan is right for you, call us today! We are always happy to help.
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