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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Members who are saving at the dentist!
Dagmar R. - Houston , TX - 06/01/2008
I lost my job in November 2006 and the Cobra plan for dental was extremely expensive. I searched the Internet in the hopes of finding a “reasonable plan.” I came across DentalPlans.com and what I really liked was that they actually had “reputable” companies backing up the plans.
I chose the MSofA Dent-All-Pan, Inc. because it offered the perfect plan for our needs. I had an opportunity to use it after Memorial weekend. We went out of town and I had a horrible toothache. When I came home, I was told I had an abscess and needed a root canal. The dentist gave me a prescription for the abscess and told me that in about a week, he could do the root canal for $2630.00. I was a bit floored.
When I got home, I found a dentist close to home. I called her office and told the young lady who answered the phone that I needed a root canal on my #3 tooth. I asked if the dentist performed this procedure and she said no. She did say, however, that the dentist refers her patients to another dentist. This endodontist was quite a long way from my home, but he was on the list. I called, made an appointment, and they took me in the following week.
This endodontist was so gentle that I never felt the needle go into my mouth. Not only that, but his entrance office, his back office, and everything was so CLEAN! He was extremely gentle and polite. He did a great job on my root canal.
I then called the dentist the same day to see if I could get in so she could put a temporary crown on. She had me come right away. She was extremely precise and professional. I intend to keep her as my regular dentist. She is very caring, gentle and honest. What more could a person ask for? Plus, the crown looks and feels like my regular tooth.
I would definitely recommend the plan. Everyone at both dental offices was polite, professional and accommodating! The total cost for my root canal and crown under my plan was $1600.00.
So, needless to say, my experience so far has been awesome and not nearly as painful, in terms of money, as I thought it would be!
Roberta K. - Farmers Branch , TX - 06/01/2008
Our Signature Wellness Plan has brought true savings for all three of my family members.
DentalPlans.com has many plans and providers in our area to choose from.
I asked my primary dentist what discount dental plan he accepted, and why. Our dentist accepts the Signature Wellness Plan because it periodically reviews and updates fees for services. Our dentist still participates in the program and I continue to provide my family with uninterrupted dental care at a reduced fee.
The Signature Wellness plan my husband and I chose for our family provided discounts for routine care, as well as some specialty services. Since we initially joined 4 years ago, we have received a 25% renewal discount on our annual fee for every additional year we sign up, which has added up to even greater savings.
In the past, DentalPlans.com has run promotions providing additional savings for giving referrals that join in one of their many plans.
The services our family plan includes cover many of our dental, pharmacological, and chiropractic needs through participating providers. Our discounted dental services have included routine cleanings, x-rays, fillings, crowns, implant preparation, extractions, and braces.
Our Signature Wellness discount pharmacy savings has even exceeded our traditional savings from our primary health insurance plan on select prescriptions, and has given us choices that we would otherwise not have had.
I have found that providers are often conveniently located nearby. For example, the plan’s chiropractic services has three providers within driving distance.
Also, when I had to have minor or major dental work, the Signature Wellness plan provided a number of accessible, qualified Endodontists and Oral Surgeons to assist me with my dental care at an affordable price.
We appreciate the opportunity to save yearly with the services that the Signature Wellness plan provides. The savings on our individual and family care has more than paid for itself every year. I try to share this information with every one I come in contact with that would like to have quality care at a more affordable rate.
Ben A. - Middletown , NJ - 07/01/2008
I would like to tell you of my experience with DentalPlans.com. I am a postal worker with what I thought was a good health plan, until I had to go to a dentist. For years, I always had the minimal dental work performed because my health plan mostly covered the children and practically nothing for me. They paid a very small portion towards any work such as fillings, cleanings or x-rays, and nothing for other major work like crowns. I needed to have a root canal and a tooth replaced, but I knew it would have to wait because of the cost.
Then, I heard about DentalPlans.com on the Internet. They explained how they were not an insurance plan but worked in conjunction with my dentist to reduce the out of pocket costs. I signed up and immediately was covered that day for everything.
I made an appointment with my dentist, who luckily participated in the plan. He gave me the schedule of work that I needed to have done, as well as his usual fees before DentalPlans.com. I matched that with the reduced cost listed on your fee schedule chart and found that it was a lot less! Needless to say, the savings I realized from the first one or two visits, actually paid for my plan fee for the first year!
The staff at the dentist’s office really loves your plan because they always tell me that they let other patients know what I had saved. They keep your phone number handy for anyone that asks. I would recommend the plan to anyone who needs dental work, regardless of the health plan they already have.
After all, with the cost of everything going up, doesn’t it make you feel good when you get a break on the cost of something? It’s like having a family member in the business.
Thank you again for allowing me to smile and feel confident again when I talk to people.
Erin A. - Barnegat Light , NJ - 06/01/2008
I found myself facing an enormous amount of dental work. One dentist quoted me almost $50,000; he was a crook. I went online and started to research different options. I found your site and through further searching, I found a dentist in my area that was wonderful. Long story short, a bill that would have been in excess of $23,000 wound up being almost $11,000. My teeth are fixed, my dentist was great, and I am thrilled with your service.
Vanessa R. - Sacramento , CA - 07/01/2008
I needed a lot of work on my teeth. Since I had no insurance, I was going to pay for everything in cash. A friend of mine, however, found out about DentalPlans.com. She told me that I should check it out. Around the same time, my husband was laid off and we had less money to take care of my teeth .The reason that I decided to go to the dentist was because I was having a very sharp pain.
We postponed this dental work as long as we could. I actually had to take a little tube of medicine to numb my teeth so I could be without pain for about half an hour at a time. I would get some dental floss and put the medicine to numb the area that was hurting. I went to the dentist and I was given a plan of action, so to speak .The work that I needed was a total of 7,000 dollars. Where was I ever going to get 7,000 dollars?
I listened to my friend and checked out the discount dental plans that you guys provide. I decided to get the Dent-All plan. I needed two root canals, eight cavities filled, and two porcelain crowns. I went to my dentist and I provided the Membership Card. Thanks to God and this plan, I have saved roughly around 3,000 dollars. I was very happy to be able to get my teeth healthy.
The dental staff was very friendly and the dentist was very gentle. The reason that I had postponed so long was because I had had dentists who did not care whether I felt pain or not! I have recommended this website to at least three other people.
Laura C. - Olney , MD - 07/01/2008
I am a 21-year-old full time college student. My parents’ insurance dropped me at 19-years-old from Dental and Prescription only because it was their policy to drop the patient regardless if they are a college student or not. I was extremely stressed about finding a good dental plan or insurance.
First, I searched on Google. I came across DentalPlans.com and saw that it offered so many different plans with options! Knowing that I am on a tight budget simply because I am a full-time student working part-time, DentalPlans.com was the perfect opportunity for me to gain access to a great dentist at a low cost! I first joined another plan and it was extremely inexpensive and easy to use at my dentist’s office, but once the plan expired, I joined the Dent-All Plan since it offered a higher discount for prescriptions than my previous plan.
I paid such a great bargain price for dental x-rays, cleanings, and a few cavity fillings! It was also very easy because there are no claims involved with DentalPlans.com since it is not insurance. It will save one from stressing out about insurance, dealing with claims, and miscellaneous issues related to dental insurance.
The staff at my dentist was very friendly and clear about the prices, and understanding about me using the plan. Not to mention, my dentist was actually rated one of the best dentists in America! Overall, I would definitely recommend DentalPlans.com to people who need inexpensive dental care along with extra discounts for vision, chiropractic, and prescriptions!
David A. - Carson City , NV - 06/01/2008
I purchased my discount dental plan via the Internet one year ago on the recommendation of a person that had worked in a dental office. I had received two estimates for extensive dental work, including partials. The cost was outrageous. I would have been in debt for years.
Through my AVIA dental plan, the cost was less than half off the other estimates. The dentist was excellent, and all the personnel in the office were supportive throughout the process and numerous office visits. My dental work has boosted my self-esteem, and improved my self-confidence at work and home. I am no longer the only one that is not smiling in the family photos.
I would highly recommend AVIA to anyone who does not have dental insurance. My parents also recently signed up for the plan because their Medicare plan does not provide dental insurance. Thank you, Dentalplans.com for helping me.
Bonnie C. - St. Charles , MO - 06/01/2008
When I lost my job, I also lost my health insurance and dental insurance. I wasn't too worried about the health insurance because I knew that my husband could get health insurance through his work. I was really worried about the dental insurance, though. My husband needed a root canal and I had a problem with bleeding gums.
My husband did a quick search on the Internet and found that DentalPlans.com offered many different alternatives to dental insurance. We were especially happy to learn that our dentist had subscribed to one of the plans. The fact that we didn't have to change dentists meant a lot to us!
DentalPlans.com made regular dental care affordable again!
Sandra T. - Payson , AZ - 07/01/2008
I am an employee of the United States Postal Service and the insurance carrier for my family. My health insurance company offers almost non-existent dental coverage, most of which is for emergency situations. The USPS has offered additional dental plans. Upon researching their coverage, I was told by a representative that it wouldn't really benefit me to purchase the additional coverage since the cost of the premiums would not add up to the amount of savings on dental care.
My husband began to search the Internet for dental care, and thank God he found DentalPlans.com. We subscribed and found a dentist in our remote Arizona mountain location that accepted the plan. We like the dentist and staff much better than the original dentist we had. The savings have been phenomenal. I wear a bite guard and was in need of a new one. With DentalPlans.com, I paid nearly half the cost of my original bite guard. Our cleanings cost much less, as well as the filling I needed recently.
Our neighbor was widowed recently and within a couple months needed a crown. She had no dental insurance and was going to pay nearly $2,000.00 for the work. I spoke to her about our plan, and she canceled her appointment, went online and signed up for the plan giving us as a reference which gave us 3 additional months free on our plan for referring her. She got her crown for nearly half the cost.
I would recommend DentalPlans.com to anyone with or without dental insurance.
Joanne J. - Ahoskie , NC - 06/01/2008
My mom is in her 70s and my dad in his 80s. They both needed attention to their dental work. However, my mom, who had pretty good teeth all her life, decided she wanted her teeth cleaned. Well, when she went to the dentist, she found that she needed more.
Every time I would travel home to Maryland from North Carolina, she would hand me another bill or proposed cost for dental work. The last one totaled $3,000. Naturally, she was upset. They lived on fixed incomes, and even a full year of her individual social security payments wouldn’t cover this bill. My dad’s retirement income and their savings were being sorely taxed. Their medical plan did not cover dental.
I told my mom not to have the dental work done until I got back to her. She said it was already scheduled. I came back to North Carolina and hit the Internet, finding DentalPlans.com. I searched to ensure that both my mom and dad’s dentists accepted the plan. I compared – considering the work that each needed – joined, and paid for a plan.
I forwarded the Membership information and card to my brother, who printed it off and took it to my mom. I told her to take it to her dentist. OK, you are not going to believe this, but it took more than 60 percent off the amount she had to pay. She actually saved more than the plan cost in one procedure. I could hear my mom smiling through the telephone. She was happy and so was I.
Troy B. - Ephrata , PA - 06/01/2008
DentalPlans.com gave my husband his life back. After visiting the dentist for a consultation, we found out that he needed to have most of his bottom teeth fixed or removed, and replaced with a partial denture. He also needed fillings on most of his top teeth.
We didn’t have dental insurance and it was too costly to pay for the dental treatment he desperately needed out of our own pocket. We didn’t know what we were going to do. Our dentist suggested we find a discount dental plan to help absorb some of the cost.
When we found DentalPlans.com, we thought it was too good to be true. The plan was so inexpensive and we could include the entire family for less then 50 cents a day. We were even given 3 additional months free when we first signed up. Also, the dentist we were currently seeing accepted the plan.
At first, we were a little skeptical because we thought there was no way a discount dental plan would ever pay for itself, but we gave it a shot anyway. Boy, were we wrong. Not only did it pay for itself, we also received a 50% discount off of his total bill.
Now, my husband has no pain, can eat whatever food he wants, and is not afraid to smile. We were also able to get all three kids sealants for their teeth and keep them up to date on their cleanings at a much lower cost than we had expected. We were so pleased with our results that we told everyone about the plan. No one believed us until they took a look at all the different plans that were offered and realized we were telling the truth. It is nice to finally find a great deal that really is as great as it seems. Thanks DentalPlans.com!
Kathy G. - West Milford , NJ - 06/01/2008
I have been a member for several years; I was a single parent with 3 children and no dental coverage. While searching the Internet for a low cost alternative, I found your website. I can tell you that the yearly membership more than pays for itself in the first dental visit. X-Rays, yearly cleanings and check ups are so much more affordable.
I have even found that with my youngest son, who was still covered under his father’s dental insurance, the cost was less with DentalPlans.com when he needed a crown. Also, my oldest daughter that has her own insurance through work, but still lives with me, takes advantage of the savings when it costs more with her insurance than the discount dental plan that I have for the entire family.
You can always find a dentist in your area, unlike some of the regular insurance plans. I found a wonderful dentist in my area and because I can now afford to go to the dentist, I go regularly for my cleanings, check-up and have been avoiding losing any more teeth than I have in the past because of neglect.
I have also taken advantage of the discount prescription plan for my oldest son who has no health insurance at all. The savings on his asthma medications are great with the
plan -- we save almost half of the original cost on his inhalers. I have recommended your website to all of my friends and family. I can't say enough about your plans; they have saved me thousands on dental bills.
AnnaMarie W. - Oceanside , NY - 06/01/2008
When I was a young girl, I was always taught that oral hygiene was very important. Going to the dentist was never an option. I have instilled in my own children that a beautiful smile is priceless! Unfortunately, we do not have dental insurance and I have always paid out of pocket.
As you know, dental work is very expensive, so this has been quite costly for my husband and me. One day, I did a search on Google and DentalPlans.com appeared and fortunately my dentist, whom I think is terrific, was on the plan, as were many other dentists in the area. The selection of dentists was very large, which would be very accommodating to anyone joining the plan.
We have only been members for the last six months and have received a substantial discount on all of our services. My children have the usual cleaning, x-rays, sealants and an occasional cavity. I, on the other hand, who had many cavities as a child, now need crowns to replace old and large fillings. Crown work is very expensive but is discounted tremendously through DentalPlans.com.
I have recommended DentalPlans.com to many of my family and friends, some of which live in other parts of our country and do not have dental insurance. Since a single plan and a family plan are available, it is appealing to everyone. It is my opinion that if they do not become members they are being very foolish with their money.
I have always been someone who never minded going to the dentist, but now I enjoy it a "little bit" more because it's more affordable! My experience with DentalPlans.com has been very satisfying and I have every intention of renewing my plan in the future.
Theresa H. - Melrose Park , IL - 06/01/2008
I joined DentalPlans.com about a month ago. My boyfriend's mother has been a member for years and recommended that I take a look at the website. I was so surprised at the low cost of the plan, as well as my very low out of pocket payments for the services provided. I thought this was too good to be true, but I joined anyway.
When I called, I spoke to the friendliest and very informative customer service representative who made me feel so comfortable and confident in the plan. I had my Membership Card not in days, hours or minutes, but in seconds! The dentist I wanted to use is a participating provider and so close to home. I made an appointment and let them know that I had this plan. They were very aware of the plan and made me an appointment for the next day.
I had been having some discomfort on a tooth for some time and like so many, put off seeing the dentist, knowing that it would cost a fortune. I was welcomed to the dentist by a very friendly staff. I was a little concerned as I was on my lunch break and the waiting room was packed. I was assured that I would be in and out in one hour. Just minutes later, I was seen by the dentist, explained the problem and was taken for an x-ray. The dentist could find no problem and suggested a home remedy rather than an expensive procedure or any other type of treatment.
When the treatment was finished I went to the counter to pay for the service and could not believe my out of pocket cost for all of the services I received was only $39.00! I went back to work and said, “OK, I just saw the dentist and had an x-ray, how much do you think it was?” They guessed between $125.00 and $200.00. They were all astonished and asked how that could be. I printed out the information and circulated it in the office. I cannot begin to tell you how happy and satisfied I am with the entire process of signing up, the dentist visit and the unbelievable savings.
Terence B. - Elizabeth City , NC - 06/01/2008
Shortly after I retired from 21 years of military service, I was faced with a decision as to whether I would commit to a retiree's dental insurance or buy dental insurance from another source. While at a military dental clinic getting a root canal done, before they stopped taking military retirees, I discussed it with the military dentist. He pointed out several things to consider, but I left there realizing that the standard military retiree dental insurance was not something that would benefit our family and our budget.
Facing that reality, my wife started doing some research into other options. That's when she discovered DentalPlans.com and the Uni-Care 200 program. The DentalPlans.com staff was awesome and made signing up for the program easy and painless. Additionally, they have since been helpful and informative when we've needed guidance or had questions.
Since signing up for the program, we've used it extensively and can happily report a huge cost savings for our family. Apart from the normal cleanings and exams, we've had fillings, extractions, and even a crown done at a fraction of the cost when comparing to monthly insurance premiums, cost shares, etc.
Our service dentist under the program is great and even worked closely with our daughter's orthodontist for the work she needed separate and apart from the orthodontic treatment. Our experience has been so positive, that we have referred many military retiree families who did not want to pay costly insurance premiums to DentalPlans.com.
All who signed up have been extremely pleased with the service and cost savings. I have, and will continue to recommend DentalPlans.com and their plans to everyone who will benefit from, and wants the security of, a discount dental plan without the costly commitment of dental insurance.
Thanks, from a very satisfied and continuing customer.
Karl K. - Bellmore , NY - 06/01/2008
I had always heard about discount dental plans and quite honestly was wary until I found yours. In one year alone I saved almost $ 1,000.00! In times like these, these extra savings helped us to pay important household bills like electric, oil and gas for our vehicles.
I can only say two words ....THANK YOU. Thank you for offering me an affordable way to have dental care and a plan that is not only extremely affordable, but it saves you money each and every time.
Now that is something to really smile about!
John D. - Harrisburg , PA - 06/01/2008
I am an actor in New York City, and as you can guess, it is a struggle to find work and I must live within a very tight budget. New York is an expensive place to live. Because I had no dental coverage, I became the type of guy who only went to the dentist when I knew something was wrong or I was in pain. I went reluctantly because I knew the cost would be a big blow to my budget.
I stumbled across DentalPlans.com online and decided to investigate. I knew I could not ignore my teeth any longer. I found a dentist that was conveniently located and accepted the plan, so I signed up. I made an appointment to see the dentist and on my first visit he discovered several problems that needed immediate attention. I could in no way afford to pay what my dentist was charging for the work that was needed, but with UNI-CARE 200, my cost was cut just about in half.
I had the work done and saved myself from needing an even more expensive and painful root-canal. He is a great dentist -- very gentle and has all the latest equipment. He used computer imaging to fashion a cap for a broken tooth that feels like the original. A perfect fit. Also, he is willing to work with me on a payment schedule, which is very helpful.
Another great feature of the UNI-CARE 200 plan is that I can include my partner on the plan. Both of us are now seeing the dentist on a regular basis and taking care of our teeth the way we should. I have not yet availed myself of the Chiropractic or eye-care features of the plan, but will do so in the near future. I would certainly recommend this plan to friends and family. It makes a big difference when living on a tight budget, and I feel that I am taking better care of my health.
Vanessa B. - Miami , FL - 06/01/2008
Great experience. I found the plan online after doing some research. I really love it and am interested in renewing.
Pam L. - Pasadena , TX - 06/01/2008
I stumbled upon this website years ago. I had been going to a local dental office but was very dissatisfied with the dentists there and the way they did nothing to be proactive where our teeth were concerned.
After signing up for this plan, I decided it was time to look for a new dentist. I started looking over the dentists included in the plan and decided to give one of them a try. I could not have found a better dentist anywhere. He is thorough and very pro-active. He gives me all my options when discussing a problem and then (only if I ask), he will tell me what he would do in my situation. It matters not if it is an option which sends me to another dentist. I just *feel* secure with what he is telling me.
His office has the friendliest, most pleasant group of people I have ever had to deal with. I feel I can completely trust the health of my mouth, as well as my children's mouths, with this dental office. I so appreciate DentalPlans.com for the opportunity to find this organization. Thank You.
Jeffery L. - Round Lake , IL - 06/01/2008
After I found DentalPlans.com, I chose the Uni-Care 200 plan. It has saved my wife and me hundreds of dollars. My wife had let her dental care go because she was afraid to go to the dentist. She finally went to the dentist and found that she needed a lot of work on her teeth. The Uni-Care 200 plan saved my wife so much money that she thanked me for signing her up for the plan.
I personally use the plan for normal cleanings and maintenance. My wife has used the plan to get cavities refilled, tooth enamel repaired, fix a chipped tooth, root canal, get some teeth capped, and break a bridge to get a couple of teeth removed that were causing her great pain.
The dentist on the plan I use turned out to be the cousin of a family member of a good friend of mine. To me it is like going to see a trusted friend to get my dental work taken care of. My wife likes the dentist she goes to because she trusts him for advice on her dental care.
I have recommended DentalPlans.com to people I work with because we do not have dental coverage with our health insurance. Whenever I have had the occasion to call DentalPlans.com, I have been treated with friendly and courteous treatment.
To anyone looking to save money on their dental care I recommend they use DentalPlans.com to find a plan.