Have you noticed lately how outrageously expensive health insurance is becoming? Premiums and deductibles are going up, while many exclusions are being added. Not only that, you are limited as to what doctor you can see. Essentially, you are paying more for fewer benefits. The same thing is happening with dental insurance. Monthly premiums are increasing rapidly, while maximums have stayed around the same $1000-$1500 that they were in the 1970s. It is more common now to see long waiting periods, downgrades to treatment, and outright denials for treatment that would have been covered in the past. That is for people who even have dental insurance- currently, about 46% of the American population do not have coverage.
We here at Gentry Dental began wondering if there was a better way. Could our patients benefit from an in-house plan that eliminated costly monthly premiums, red tape, and barriers to needed treatment? Would it be beneficial for patients to be able to choose a private practice doctor instead of being forced to choose from a list of clinics on an insurance plan? What about retirees who have lost their dental insurance through their employers?
Dental Savings Plan in SouthPark NC
We believe we have found a great solution! We are proud to introduce our Dental Savings Plan! We rolled out this plan in February 2017, and are overwhelmed by the positive feedback we have received. Our Wellness Plan is not dental insurance; it functions like a membership program with an annual fee that covers cleanings, x-rays, and exams. Additional family members receive a reduced annual membership fee. All dental work, such as fillings, crowns, implants, Invisalign, and much more, is offered at a discount. There are no waiting periods, no deductibles, and no denials of needed treatment. This is as straight-forward as it gets! Learn more about our Wellness Plan here.
Patients without dental insurance don’t need to search any further. It’s as simple as calling or visiting our office and asking how to sign up. We are so excited to be able to offer this to our community and we look forward to hearing from you!