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Share Your Dental Care Savings Story …
We occasionally ask our valued Members to share their dental care savings stories as a part of our “Share Your Story” Promotion. In return, we randomly pick one “Share Your Story” participant to receive a free discount dental plan or cash equivalent. We value your feedback as these dental care savings stories are a true testament to the savings, service and selection offered by DentalPlans.com.
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Joan - Virginia Beach , VA - 09/01/2008
I am so happy that I found this plan. I did research and found that the Aetna Dental Access Plan was the best way to go. The plan is very straightforward, so I knew exactly what my costs were going to be. Fabulous!
James - Pittsburgh , PA - 09/01/2008
Buying a discount dental plan from Dental Plans .com is one of the best investments I ever made. I purchased the Uni-Care 200 Plan less than a month ago and I already saved a ton of money. I had not been to the dentist in years, but I wanted Invisalign braces. I had to get a lot of dental work done first, however. Without the Uni-Care 200 Plan, I would not be able to afford the dental work. I saved over $1,000.
Bev - Arlington , VA - 09/01/2008
I needed dental work, and my work did not provide adequate dental insurance. I searched online and found Dental Plans. com. I chose the Aetna Dental Access Plan and made a dentist appointment just days after joining. To date, I have saved $1,500 on my dental work. Dental Plans .com is well worth the money. The plan has already paid for itself, and then some.
Kathleen B. - West Grove , PA - 02/01/2009
My husband and I recently celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary. So what does that have to do with dental insurance? Well, I mention that because for most of those years we had very good dental coverage through his company. He retired in 2002 and in 2004 my dental problems began.
I was still working but did not have dental coverage with my insurance. I discovered that I needed much more than routine check-ups and cleanings. Why is it than as you age and need coverage, that is when it is no longer available for so many?
In 2005 I discovered I needed a root canal, a bone graft and a crown, all for one tooth. The cost of all this was astronomical so I decided to research dental plans. I found that unless you had an employer sponsored plan, it was way too expensive for an individual to purchase the insurance. When I searched online I found DentalPlans.com. I joined in early 2005 and immediately saved hundreds of dollars on the procedures I needed. During the next couple years, I ended up with two more bone grafts, another root canal and seven crowns. I had moved to a new area and was able to find a wonderful dentist, an endodontist and a periodontist – all participating in the plan we had chosen, Aetna Dental Access. Last year when I had my third graft, the Aetna Dental Access plan saved me $1,367.00 just on that procedure. Our total savings in 2008 because of DentalPlans.com was $1,879.00. We have purchased the family plan the last couple years and already in 2009, just for regular check-ups and maintenance, we have saved $212.00.
I have no reservations recommending DentalPlans.com to anyone. The providers that we have used with the plan are at the top of their fields, some with special awards and mentions in surveys and medical publications. The dollar amount saved speaks for itself and DentalPlans.com is a pleasure to deal with.
Katherine P. - Deer , AZ - 02/01/2009
It had almost been a year since I signed up for the Dentemax plan offered by DentalPlans.com and I still had not seen a dentist except for an emergency tooth extraction. With the understanding that my money might end up going to waste if I didn't find a participating dentist, I got on the phone and talked to someone at DentalPlans.com and they gave me a name of a dentist participating in the Dentemax plan.
I live about two hours from where I had set up an appointment and, typically running behind schedule, I raced down the highway, thinking about the quote I received for necessary x-rays which was $185. This did not seem like much of a discount! Not only that, they would not be able to do anything else for me this particular visit. I would have to schedule another visit for a teeth-cleaning. I was beginning to feel downright grumpy and by the time I arrived (on time) it was all I could do to stay civil. The young woman who led me back to the chair I was to sit in for the x-rays and examination was congenial.
The dentist came and looked at the x-rays, then examined my mouth. He gave me the information I needed, and then introduced me to the dental hygienist who would be cleaning my teeth the next time I visit. Everyone was really nice. I was feeling a bit guilty about being so grumpy.
I held my breath as I waited for the receptionist to figure out what I owed for this appointment. Paying almost $200 for x-rays and an exam seemed pretty high for supposedly getting a discount. Actually, the bill was only $41! What a relief!
As I was scheduling the next appointment I was feeling tons better. I am so glad that I purchased a dental plan from DentalPlans.com!
Kasey L. - Davenport , FL - 02/01/2009
I moved to Central Florida three years ago. I had gone to dentist after dentist and have had multiple insurance companies. Unfortunately I have very weak enamel and needed lots of dental work done. I had many sleepless nights and I was in excruciating pain at times. After the insurance that I paid for with my employer maxed out in February I knew I needed help from someone.
I started to do a search for individual dental plans online. I called a few companies and I was shocked at how expensive their plans were. I was really discouraged and then I found DentalPlans.com. I could NOT believe the incredible price but most importantly I was so impressed with the customer service! It was such a nightmare to deal with my prior insurance companies, the employees with DentalPlans.com were so refreshing. I cannot believe how much money I have saved since using DentalPlans.com.
I currently have the Solstice plan. With my other insurance company I paid $800 for a root canal. With DentalPlans.com I paid under $200! When I originally received my treatment plan the cost was over $8,000. After I joined and was part of Solstice Plus Plan One my total was just over $3,000.
I am in the process of saving for a wedding and helping to raise my fiancée’s two sons so saving at the dentist’s office is a huge blessing! I could not be happier with DentalPlans.com! I have already recommended DentalPlans.com to many co-workers and friends. I will never have a traditional dental insurance company again! I really appreciate everything that DentalPlans.com has done for me!
Karen R. - Trotwood , OH - 02/01/2009
I found the Uni-Care 200 discount dental plan from DentalPlans.com over a year ago and I am glad I did. For a cleaning and exam I only have to pay $45, I would normally have to pay $90 if I didn't have the plan. Luckily I don't have many dental issues, but it is good to know that if I did I would pay a greatly reduced rate.
Cheryl O. - Andover , MA - 02/01/2009
I was blessed with my father’s easy going personality, his wittiness, and his less than perfect teeth. On a recent visit to the dentist I was advised that I would not need one crown but two, not to mention a small cavity that needed to be filled. I asked for the price of the crowns and they said it would be $1,364 each. Yikes, so much for our trip to Disney.
My husband has a great job but it does not provide us with dental insurance. I should have asked before my cleaning but mentioned I had seen a dental plan online and had seen my dentists name along with it. The receptionist informed me that they did accept this dental plan and that it was a discount plan not an insurance plan. So I inquired the price of the crown with the discount plan.
She informed me that if I signed up for the discount plan (Aetna Dental Access) I would pay for my services off a different fee schedule. Bottom line what does that mean?
My dentist has contracted with DentalPlans.com to offer discounted dental services. That same crown that would have cost me $1,364 would now only cost $691 with the discount dental plan. What?? How is that possible? Same service for almost 1/2 the price. What gives??
I went home and signed up for the discount plan that was less than $90/yr at DentalPlans.com. I can now get two crowns for the price of one. Not to mention the filling I need for the cavity would have cost me $159 but with the discount plan is only $76. It certainly pays to investigate and be an advocate for yourself. I live in Massachusetts. Please do yourself a favor and check and see if your state offers this plan or something similar. It even states that you can have dental insurance along with this dental discount plan. Not all dental insurance plans cover everything; there is usually a cap as to what they will pay. Good luck with your future dental woes and keep smiling. I know I am.
Catherine S. - Bluffton , SC - 02/01/2009
Due to our struggling economy my husband and I find ourselves both unemployed for the first time in twenty years. Of course, during a time like this is when everything goes wrong, including dental problems. Since we had been insured most of our lives with almost total coverage we had no idea how expensive dental work had come to be. I ended up needing a root canal paying out of pocket over two thousand dollars.
When my dentist office saw that I was paying it myself they told me about the dental discount plans offered by DentaPlans.com. I immediately called and joined the Aetna Dental Access plan and was surprised at the very reasonable fee. I was a bit skeptical but little did I know I would very quickly be given a chance to try it out!
My husband woke up in the middle of the night with a toothache so the next morning we went right to our dentist’s office. Of course he required a root canal. We had the work done and when we were ready to pay our dentist’s office manager said, “Oh, you bought the discount plan,” and immediately deducted almost half of the entire cost of the treatment! His root canal was not as complicated as mine so we ended up saving almost five hundred dollars for just that procedure.
Since then our two children have had cleanings and checkups- again for about half the normal cost. In the very short time we have been enrolled in DentalPlans.com we have saved enough to pay for our membership for about seven years! We are so pleased with this plan and tell all our friends about it.
In these difficult economic times it is so important to be able to save every dollar we can and of course teeth are so important to our general health and appearance, so we are grateful to have this plan available to us. Service has been great and it truly could not be easier. Thanks for the great dental plan!
Brian M. - Brandon , FL - 02/01/2009
Over two years ago my sister, who is on 100% disability, had to resort to corporate group dental insurance. It seemed like a good deal at the time until she was forced to see a specialist for anything but routine dentistry. Each visit required an initial consultation fee and the specialist price was sky high. Under our DentalPlans.com discount dental plan, we were able to find a great dentist who specialized in general and specialty dentistry. Not only was the yearly fee with DentalPlans.com lower, there were no maximums and the discounts for specialty work were much better. The Aetna Dental Access Plan saved the day for her- she needed over $5,000 of dental work and the very affordable dental plan from DentalPlans.com saved almost half!
As a self employed professional without company dental coverage, I was so impressed with the savings results of my sister that I became a member myself. It is so convenient to schedule both my sister’s appointments as well as my own with one dental office. There have been no disputes over any fees or what is covered by the dental plan with our dentist. It was also nice that DentalPlans.com rewarded me with three free months for recommending another person.
A lady friend of mine works for an office that provided her with a group dental insurance policy. However, she experienced the same frustrations encountered by my sister from a corporate insurance plan which caused her to constantly be in dispute over what was covered and the amount to be reimbursed (not to mention the time on the phone trying to get things straight.) She is now a happy member of the Aetna Dental Access plan offered by DentalPlans.com and is so glad to be rid of all the aggravation of dental insurance.
Paula B. - Lubbock , TX - 02/01/2009
The Alliance HealthCard Gold plan from DentalPlans.com has helped me considerably. I am a single mother of three little boys with no outside help. I work a part-time job that does not provide benefits of any kind. I need a lot more dental work completed, but have to wait until I have the money saved. This dental plan was a God send due to my situation right now. Once again I thank you for providing this plan to individuals such as myself.
Diane R. - Birmingham , AL - 02/01/2009
I was sitting at my desk at work one morning last November when my lower denture plate broke apart in my mouth. I took it out, in horror, and realized that it was going to cost big bucks to fix. I had no lower teeth, so this definitely needed to be taken care of right away. I went to my dentist who told me that it would be $7500 to make a new lower and upper plate and that I would need both. I didn't sleep one minute that night. I got up the next the morning, went online, and Google’d "Medicare Dental Plans." DentalPlans.com came up. I called DentalPlans.com and enrolled in the Aetna Dental Access plan that day. I liked having a choice of many companies to cover me. It was easy to choose what would be best for me. I called the dentist I chose and he saw me the next day. He was very thorough in his evaluation of my needs. He agreed that I would need new plates for both my upper and lower dentures, and his cost for both was going to be $1600. I can't tell you enough how happy I was with the tremendous savings! He made my new dentures in a very timely manner, realizing that even on Medicare, I’m still working. I am so very happy with my dental plan and will be recommending this to everyone I know. Medicare doesn’t help us with dental plans- we have to search and find our own and yours was definitely the best!
Craig A. - Gold Canyon , AZ - 02/01/2009
My discount dental plan has been such a great investment. When I retired, I found myself without dental coverage. I looked at the dental insurance plan that I had previously had while employed and quickly determined that the cost was too exorbitant for me. I then talked with my dentist and she was the one that recommended that I look at the discount dental plans on DentalPlans.com. The site made it so easy to compare different dental discount plans and also provided me with a list of local dentists that accept those plans. This alone saved me time and money in searching for just the right plan. The dental plan also provided me with an up-front fee schedule that allows me to know in advance what the low fee charges will be for each dental procedure.
I have now been a participant in the discount dental plan for the past three years and am extremely satisfied. The plan saves me hundreds of dollars each year in low-cost annual fees and keeps me smiling every time I walk into and out of the dentist's office. The plan encourages preventive dental care by offering low cost regular teeth cleaning and dental exams. When I recently chipped a tooth and needed a crown on that tooth, I saved over half of the cost by being a member of the American Dental Plan. The savings just keep adding up each year and that is why I will continue to participate in the discount dental plan.
Wendy H. - Reno , NV - 02/01/2009
My husband and my regular dentist turned us on to the Aetna Dental Access plan through DentalPlans.com when we didn't have dental insurance. The savings that my husband and I first received outweighed the cost of the dental plan itself. Our children's regular dentist did not participate in the plan. When we were told that one of our children needed over $1,000 in dental work done we went looking for a participating dentist. Not only did we find a great new dentist that we love, we also saved enough money by using our discount card that we had some preventative dental work done too!
Janet M. - Moody , AL - 02/01/2009
I have been so pleased with the Aetna Dental Access plan that I purchased from DentalPlans.com, it enabled me to get some much needed dental work that I otherwise would not have been able to afford. We do not have dental insurance coverage, so finding DentalPlans.com has been a life saver. Dental insurance is an ongoing expense and what I like about DentalPlans.com is that you pay once and that is it, no montly fee or papers to file, and you still receive decent discounts.
Arlene C. - Atlanta , GA - 02/01/2009
My husband and I love our Aetna Dental Access plan. When our dentist's office manager told us about it, we could not believe how reasonable the cost was and how much money we could save. We signed up immediately. Within a very short period, we found out how valuable the plan was. I had to have oral surgery which was very expensive, and the oral surgeon did not take Medicare. Our dental plan paid 25% which was a huge help to us. It has truly been a blessing. There are countless other instances of the Aetna Dental Access Plan's being extremely beneficial to my husband and me. We have saved on fillings, cleanings, exams, and even veneers for chipped teeth. I cannot count the numerous times we have saved money.
We practically have shouted from our rooftop to all our neighbors and friends about our dental plan. One can never know how wonderful it is until they personally experience it! We have been members for 2 years and have never regretted joining. With or without dental insurance, there is no other way to go. My husband and I often talk about how thrilled we are that we joined the plan. We wish we had known about it a long time ago. We think it is great for families with children, couples, or single people. There is something for everyone! We would like to go on record as saying that we could not be more pleased. Thank you for the opportunity to express our appreciation for the provided dental plans on DentalPlans.com, as well as other plans such as vision, hearing, prescription, and chiropractic. We are eternally grateful.
Annette B. - Lake St. Louis , MO - 02/01/2009
I had an old filling in my mouth from over 25 years ago and when I started feeling discomfort from this particular tooth, I knew it was time to go see a dentist. I went to a dentist who was very accommodating 2 years ago when I needed major dental work. He only charged me $20 for a consultation, but without so much as an X-ray, declared that I needed a porcelain inlay in the tooth, because it could not withstand a new filling. The procedure would be a mere $965! My boyfriend insisted that I get a second opinion and at least shop for perhaps a better price for the same procedure. We then looked at DentalPlans.com to discover which plan would cover that procedure and at what discount. I spoke to a very helpful representative over the phone and knew that I would eventually pick one of the discount dental plans offered, but first I wanted to see another dentist to get his recommendation. He took an X-ray and suggested that a filling would be just fine. His receptionist suggested a particular dental plan, Vital Savings by Aetna, and I contacted your company again. I got all of my questions answered clearly. We went online and I purchased the plan and printed my cards out 2 days later. The plan was $134.00 and with the discount, the filling was $63.00!!! Now I have coverage for 15 months, and a total savings of $768.00!!!! Thanks for having such a wonderful service!
Anne D. - Blairstown , NJ - 02/01/2009
Last year my husband started a new job. The new dental benefits would not cover our pediatric dentist who we loved. Through this new insurance we were limited to our choice of dentist. The only dentist his dental insurance covered in our area (30 miles away) was in a clinic. This new dentist was not looking out for my son’s best interest and did not agree on the same treatment my old caring dentist recommended. My son and I were quite upset. So, I looked online for a new affordable dental plan. Evaluating the price, coverage and easy access to dentists, our family joined the Aetna Dental Access dental plan on DentalPlans.com. Our old wonderful caring pediatric dentist accepted this affordable discount dental plan. We returned to our initial, professional, caring, pediatric dentist. The outcome could not have been better. My son was happy to see his old dentist and I was thrilled with the service and the dental care discounts. Thank you Dentalplans.com!!!!!
Angela C. - Washington , DC - 02/01/2009
Last year I went out to lunch for my birthday with a coworker. We ordered our lunch and when it arrived I took one bite and all seven of my dental crowns began to crumble one after the other. It was unbelievable. I guess after 18 years it was inevitable. I was literally removing fronts and backs from my mouth as tears rolled down my face. Anna, my coworker and very dear friend, told the waitress what had happened and we took our food to go. It was terribly embarrassing, even more so when I returned to work with my hand covering my mouth and my lips caving in. Thank God for the DentalPlans.com, Avia Dental Program. The accountant at my dentist did a comparison of all of the available plans they accept and Avia was by far the best to choose. Your company comparatively gave me the best price for my dental work. It was that simple, I didn’t have to contact DentalPlans.com- not one time about anything. Thanks!
Jennifer H. - Pawling , NY - 11/01/2008
I have had dental problems for the majority of my adult years and the thought of going to the dentist was not only physically painful, but also painful to my wallet. I lived in fear of going to the dentist, largely because of the cost to have any work done. Up until about six months ago, I only went if it was an emergency. I went to different dentists each time I needed something done, I had to because I usually had an outstanding balance with the last dentist and they would not see me until I paid in full. I understand why most offices enforce that policy, but in an emergency, my hands were tied, there is no pain like a toothache! I had to seek out another dentist. The bills I had were adding up and it seemed that I couldn’t get any relief or help, until I was referred to DentalPlans.com.
I chose the Signature Wellness Plan for my dental needs, and it has saved me an enormous amount on my dental bill. With the Signature Wellness Plan, I save upwards of 40% on the procedures I need. I have had four extractions, six crowns and a root canal. Each time the savings have been incredible and affordable, and I’ve been able to keep going to the same dentist!
Each plan that DentalPlans.com offers has different cost scales, and it’s easy to navigate and compare which plan will provide the biggest savings for the work you need done. It also helps to find a dentist that accepts their plans before you buy. I am so happy to have found this incredible, easy-to-use discount dental plan through DentalPlans.com. I plan on adding my daughter and renewing for the foreseeable future. Thanks DentalPlans.com!