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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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Ronald I. - Fort Wayne , IN - 06/01/2008
Making money by surfing the Internet? Not really, but I can tell you how I was able to save THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS by surfing.
One day my wife plugged in “Dental Insurance” on a search engine. She wanted to do something about the way her teeth looked. We didn’t then, and still don’t have dental coverage in our insurance plan. She told me she had found this site she wanted me to check out - DentalPlans.com. I looked at the site several times thinking “What kind of scam is this?” Finally, I decided to call and talk to someone. That was the call that changed my perception of DentalPlans.com, and totally changed our lives.
Both of us, coming from poor childhoods where neither family could afford braces for us as kids, had many dental issues, and it showed. My teeth looked like the “Billy-Bob” teeth you buy at Wal-Mart for kids to wear at Halloween, but mine were permanent. I learned to just keep my mouth shut so no one could see my teeth. She had a broken front tooth that was “half-jacked” repaired by someone when she was younger, but it wasn’t a good repair. We both wanted a change.
The DentalPlans.com customer service rep I had talked to told me how DentalPlans.com was not insurance, but a discount dental plan. The plan has No Deductibles, No Co-Pays, No Maximum Limit, and I can use it on Day One!!!!
Just to make a test run before I spent $179 for a family plan, I made an appointment at a local dentist office that accepted the plan. I took advantage of the free consultation that the dentist offered. I went in and got a treatment plan and an itemized estimate of what is would take to put me into some new “Pearly Whites”. I was astonished- $6300!!!!! I knew it would be expensive, but I didn’t realize how much.
I then took my itemized list of prices and compared it to the list of services that my plan covered. I knew I had done something wrong because I had calculated my savings to be $2000.
I called the dentist’s office and scheduled a time to come in and talk to their office manager. I took the DentalPlans.com price sheet with me and told them I was getting ready to join a DentalPlans.com plan. I wanted for them to recalculate my cost using the plan savings. Well, just as I thought, I WAS wrong on my calculations. I actually was able to save over 50% OFF! My new cost was $3050!!!! WOW. So of course, I immediately signed up for a plan and got the ball rolling.
My wife went in to do the same thing and she saved 50% as well. We both had extractions, cleanings, and partial dentures. She had whitening and a bridge as well. DentalPlans.com saved us over $6000 for the cost of $179- one heck of an investment.
We tell everyone we know about DentalPlans.com, and we are so much happier and better looking with our new teeth. Our family is astounded by the change. Just to do so, we took pictures of our teeth before and after so we can remember what a dramatic change DentalPlans.com made in our lives.
This was a new dentist to us, and they are great - they treat us like family. I would HIGHLY recommend DentalPlans.com to anyone.
Janet G. - Astoria , NY - 06/01/2008
One of my biggest concerns after being laid off from my job a few years ago was how I was going to be able to maintain good oral health in the future .My group insurance plan had run out. Soon after my lay-off, as luck would have it, I started to experience some oral problems that needed attention.
I went on the Internet to see if there was any plan out there that would be affordable to me. As luck would have it (this time GOOD luck!) I found DentalPlans.com. I was amazed at the various choices of plans they offered, and I was delighted to see that my current dentist was part of the plan that I had chosen to join.
I have told several others about DentalPlans.com and have even signed up my nephew under my same plan now that he is residing in the same household. By the way, the staff that I spoke with on the phone was also very courteous and helpful with my renewal process. I will continue to share my findings with others. Thank you DentalPlans.com!
Adrienne I. - East Nassau , NY - 06/01/2008
I couldn’t be any happier since joining the Affordable Family Health Services Plan. I had a chipped front tooth. I’m on disability and so I could not afford the $900 to $1000 for the cap. I didn’t want it filed down because I would lose some ability to chew. So, I looked up the list of providers, called them one-by-one, and made a decision. I found a wonderful dental office. They have been very helpful and supportive. Even though I have needed extra time to process, they have been very patient and thorough in their explanations.
Harold B. - Upper Marlboro , MD - 06/01/2008
I had gotten a cavity filled for the first time a few years back at the tender age of 26, but I would find out a few years later that the dentist drilled too deeply when filling my cavity. This led to my first ever tooth infection, which I compare to an ear infection, except that it's in your mouth.
Unfortunately, I had been without steady employment when the cavity became infected.
It became evident rather quickly that I'd need a root canal, but it wasn't clear where I would get the money to pay for it. Needing to get the surgery done as soon as possible, it appeared as though the only way I’d be able to pay for the operation would be to pay for everything with my credit card.
Fortunately, a good friend of mine educated me on the advantages of DentalPlans.com, and was even kind enough to forward me prices that were readily available on the Internet.
Through DentalPlans.com, I could not only have a variety of dental services rendered at a reduced cost, but I could also pay in installments. Many of the discount dental plans even have a deferred interest option as well. I was immediately able to see that with DentalPlans.com I'd be able to pay for my root canal and all the other related fees without selling my first-born child or having my root canal performed in a back alley. Furthermore, I'd be able to do so with affordable installments, as opposed to trying to pay for everything at once.
After following the easy sign up instructions, I was able to create an account and pay for my discount dental plan online! What’s more, my plan was activated the very next day. With my plan activated, I was able to go into my dentist’s office the next day and begin the root canal procedure with the comfort of knowing that I’d be able to afford the operation, even with my budget. DentalPlans.com even got me a discount for my pain medication!
Debby H. - Vero Beach , FL - 06/01/2008
I went online and bought a plan with DentalPlans.com. I went to the dentist the next day and saved over $100.00 that very same day. When I purchased the plan, I had no idea it took effect immediately. It was a tremendous surprise and with tremendous savings.
The dentist I went to was wonderful. I found out at this time that I had 4 cavities and immediately scheduled the work for the next week. The following week, I actually saved $300.00 because I had purchased a plan. I am delighted beyond words with my decision to join on the Internet with DentalPlans.com.
Kim S. - Hamilton , OH - 06/01/2008
I went online on May 10th, 2008 looking for a good discount dental plan that would be accepted at my current dentist’s office. After checking and comparing all the plans that were on the Internet, I chose Vital Savings by Aetna because it looked like it would save me quite a bit of money.
I needed to see my dentist that following Monday because I had a tooth that had cracked off and was beginning to cause me some problems. This was the only plan that began on that Monday; the other plans would take longer to begin and had less to offer for the money.
I signed up myself and my husband. I went to my dentist on that Monday, and sure enough, I had to have a crown put on. This would have normally cost me upwards of $750.00, but with the discount dental plan, it only cost me a total of $495.00. To me, these were big savings and this was only for one crown of which it looks like I may have to get two more crowns this year. Just my savings alone will be somewhere around $755.00. I only paid a total of $169.00 for the whole plan.
I am really glad that I signed up with this company because it did save me quite a bit of money for such a small investment. I joined on the Internet and had them withdraw the money from my checking account. I had somehow put in the wrong account number and panicked. I called the number on Saturday and told the young lady what I had done. I had to leave a message, but she returned my call within 1/2 hour and helped me straighten everything out. She was so helpful and very kind to me. I was very impressed with the quick response. If anyone is thinking about enrolling with this company, I myself would rate them a 10 on a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the highest. Thank you!
Linda H. - Staten Island , NY - 06/01/2008
I have been sharing my dental story with everyone in the hopes that people will take advantage of your phenomenal discount dental plan that made it possible for me to have the dental work that I needed. I took out your discount dental plan for $129.00 for the year in April. My left upper molar hurt and I wanted to also remove my left lower wisdom tooth.
I went to a dentist out in Newton, N.J. He accepted the plan. Over 3 weeks, he took x-rays, filled 6 teeth, and removed my left upper molar and my left lower wisdom tooth. Because I had your discount dental plan, I saved half of the cost.
I don’t have the exact cost quotes, but as I can recall, the 2 extractions and 1 filling cost approx. $625.00. I paid $423.00. The five fillings and x-rays cost $780.00. I paid $380.00. These were substantial savings and I could not have been happier. I am extremely appreciative of this discount dental program and the fact that you make it available to all of us. I tell everyone I see, hoping that other people that don’t have dental insurance can take advantage of this. Many, many thanks.
Karen T. - Greensboro , NC - 06/01/2008
Before we found DentalPlans.com, my family had not been to a dentist in 4 years due to our lack of insurance benefits. We were so excited to learn that we could have a discount dental plan to help offset the cost of our dental work. Within a month of checking DentalPlans.com out, my husband and daughter were able to not only get their teeth cleaned, but I could afford a crown for my daughter, which without this plan would have been impossible. Thanks DentalPlans.com. We couldn't have done it without you!!!
Silva S. - Glen Mills , PA - 06/01/2008
The look of horror on my face when the receptionist at my dentist's office told me what I owed for my three children's cleaning must have caused her to ask me if I had heard of DentalPlans.com. Obviously I hadn't as I scribbled the unsightly amount that I owed on my check. After a quick Google search, I found the website and made a call.
The person on the other end was so helpful and provided all the information that I needed to sign up immediately. I thought this was too good to be true. The price was right and the reduced fees were even better. I paid for my plan with the savings from just one visit to the dentist.
My timing couldn't have been better. Since enrolling (this is my second year by the way) I have needed 5 crowns. The cost before DentalPlans.com would have been prohibitive. With DentalPlans.com, I was able to have all the dental work done that I needed. I have recommended DentalPlans.com to many friends and family members. I wish I had enrolled sooner.
Lorri Z. - Land O Lakes , FL - 06/01/2008
Let me share with you my story of why I am a DentalPlans.com member. First, they are the best and they have the best plans. The cost and service was the best anyone offered for this type of plan. I am on a limited budget since I am transitioning from the corporate world to being a work-from-home mom in order to be with my child and family. Had it not been for the good price, I would not have been able to continue to receive the best preventive care with my dentist that I have had for so long. Your plan was the key to keep my family and me healthy for dental care, with the very best dentist, all while staying within budget.
Secondly, I highly recommend DentalPlans.com to anyone who is looking for a terrific discount dental plan. The last treatment we had with this plan was a bi-annual cleaning and x-ray. The staff was the same that we as a family have had for the past 14 years. I love them and your plan was the one our dentist said was the best too. The dentists in your plan are terrific, and even better it shows that your providers of service love you too because your plan is the best!
The plan we have with you has saved our family over $2,000 over two years. We love our plan and would recommend the one we are on to everyone we know. Overall, the entire experience with your company and the providers of service has been above our expectations. I would rate you all as a 10 out of 5, and 5 is the highest. You’re awesome! Thank you to you and your staff for being the best, not just among the best.
Andrew J. - New Britain , CT - 04/01/2008
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Patricia M. - Park Ridge , IL - 04/01/2008
I just wanted to share with others the great experiences I have had with Dentalplans.com. I have been a DentalPlans.com member since 2006 and am now in the Uni-Care 200 plan. I was previously in the Patriot plan, but it was discontinued in my area and I was informed by customer service. The transition to this other plan was very smooth and it didn't interfere with my dental needs.
When my first renewal came up, a very nice guy from customer service called me at work because I couldn't be contacted at home or on the computer. He was worried that it would lapse and that it would cause me problems with my dental needs. I greatly appreciate someone going that extra step to make sure I encounter no problems. It is in very few areas anyone cares enough to do this, so thanks DentalPlans.com. You can be sure I'll stay a customer.
Melissa J. - Auburn , NY - 04/01/2008
About a year ago I happened to find DentalPlans.com. After doing a bit of research, I chose the UNI-CARE 200 plan. I found this plan to be the most comprehensive. It covered a wide range of services, including UNI-CARE Chiropractic, Coast-to-Coast Vision, National Ear Care Plan, and UNI-CARE Dental 200; all at a discount of 20% or more off of regular scheduled prices.
UNI-CARE 200 is accepted by numerous care providers in my local area, including the dental and eye care practitioners I was already seeing! I was overjoyed knowing that I wouldn't have to change my dentist's and optician's office. Living in a more rural area, I was so afraid I would have to leave the practitioners I knew and trusted, and travel several miles to an office in a larger city. Not with DentalPlans.com. They offer so many plans that you are bound to find one with dentists in your area.
I have been on UNI-CARE 200 for just over a year and have had 3 dental check-ups and cleanings, including 2 x-rays, 3 eye exams. I also bought contact lenses and a pair of glasses. UNI-CARE 200 gave me a discount of 50% off every dental visit, 20% off every eye exam, and 10% off my contacts and glasses. I saved over $500! At my last dental visit, my dentist advised me that my lower wisdom teeth will need to be pulled. UNI-CARE is providing me with a discount of nearly $300 on that procedure alone.
I am so glad I found DentalPlans.com. DentalPlans.com makes getting discounted dental care effortless. The website was extremely helpful. It was easy to navigate and offered a wide array of plans and information on each plan. I have recommended DentalPlans.com to several of my friends, family, co-workers, and even a few casual acquaintances.
With the cost of health and dental insurance on the rise, I think DentalPlans.com is a truly wonderful service. The cost of dental insurance through my employer is astronomical, and our health insurance doesn't cover eye care. If it weren't for DentalPlans.com, I wouldn't be able to afford even routine dental or vision care.
Thedore M. - New Port Richey , FL - 04/01/2008
I had thought that there would be an amount agreed to by my Solstice Discount membership, however I never imagined that the savings would amount to slightly over $6000. That’s right. This is not a misprint. To say that I was pleasantly surprised would be a gross misrepresentation.
A large number of teeth were removed on my upper jaw, a bridge and a cap were done on the lower jaw and a full upper denture was done. It was totally painless at that, believe it or not. Many local dentists would not even consider the risk of working around a lower lip hemangioma (birth mark). This dentist was located on the plan’s list of providers. I could never have asked for a better dentist. Thanks again.
Janet S. - La Mirada , CA - 04/01/2008
This is my third year with the Patriot Plan and I am still so very pleased that I made the change from my private dentist. I used to spend a lot of travel time and thousands per year on dental visits for my family. Now, I not only save loads of money each year, but I now also have a dentist that's right around the corner! Thank you Dental Plans.com!
Parimal M. - Dublin , OH - 04/01/2008
My family is very happy with the Signature Wellness plan. I had the family plan and it helped me big time, especially with dental care and eye glasses. My dental work covered everything from cleanings to tooth removals. In regards to the savings, I saved around $400, which I think is a good amount to be saved on an annual basis.
The dentist I go to has been really good so far. The information I got from the website is very good as well. I am very happy that I came across the Signature Wellness plan and it has been much better as compared to the ones currently offering services to people. I have already recommended this discount dental plan to several of my friends who “immediately” joined. Overall I had a great experience with the plan.
Jeanne O. - Bethpage , NY - 04/01/2008
After going without dental insurance for years, I decided it was more than overdue to get my teeth checked. I investigated many different plans and plan providers. Most of the plans were not very suitable as they had a limited amount of dentists in my area.
I found the DentalPlans.com website to be the most efficient and detailed out of all the other ones I looked at. It was extremely user-friendly. The website was well laid out and made it simple to compare all of the different plans that they offered.
After examining all of the plans and their prices, the Signature Wellness Plan seemed most suited to my family because it provided discount eyeglass coverage, discount chiropractic services, and discount prescription coverage - all things my health insurance does not carry or does not cover fully.
Getting the plan was easy and quick. When I called the DentalPlans.com customer service line to ask them a question, they were extremely helpful and friendly. My family chose a dentist from the plan that my parents had been using and I thought he was excellent. I thought he was very friendly and eased my fear of the dentist, especially since I had not been to a dentist in over eight years. I could not have done this any sooner.
Right after getting this plan, I had severe pain in my mouth and went immediately to the dentist I chose. I needed a root canal. Thank goodness I had gotten this plan in time. I have to admit that I was terrified to get a root canal as I had a bad experience in the past. However, my dentist assured me it would be pain free & he was right!
I estimated I saved well over $1,000 between my regular check-up, the root canal I needed, and some gum work I needed to get done. I am very pleased that I selected DentalPlans.com and had a wonderful overall experience. Since choosing DentalPlans.com, I have told everyone I know without dental insurance about this service. Thank you DentalPlans.com!
Woodrow B. - Burke , VA - 04/01/2008
My story is a story. I chose the Signature Wellness Plan and have saved a total of 580 dollars so far. I joined as a member on October 22, 2007. Since then, I have had my wisdom teeth removed and a routine check up as well. Normally, the wisdom teeth would have been 1,113 dollars with my dentist.
Instead, I handed the front desk assistant my printed out Signature Wellness Plan card. I went in, received local anesthesia for free, came out and paid the 678 dollars. I was a little woozy, but wow - 678 dollars? My wisdom teeth had been killing me for months! To tell you the truth, I only joined because my job gives me no health benefits due to the fact that I am a limited term worker (but still work 40 hours per week). My next big savings came when I had a routine examination that normally would have cost me 73 dollars with my dentist. Instead, it was 38 dollars with my Signature Wellness Plan. Can you believe the prices of healthcare these days??!! Unbelievable, but DentalsPlans.com makes it livable. Thanks.
Larry P. - Grandview , MO - 04/01/2008
Over the years I have been in employee groups where dental insurance was an option. However, since coming to DentalPlans.com, I see where I was wrong in several of my conclusions. I thought I was saving money with a group, and yet when I went back and did the math, I discovered that I really did not save much, if any. If I add up the monthly cost, plus the procedures, and do the same with DentalPlans.com, there is a savings with DentalPlans.com.
We have had our teeth cleaned several times, and I have had two crowns put in, while my daughter needed several teeth pulled, and my son needed a procedure. I estimate that I have saved almost $1,000.00 this last year using this plan. My wife has the best teeth and only needs cleanings.
We opted for the Signature dental only plan because we did not need the other benefits with the expanded Signature plan. It provided the best savings plus the most choice of dentists in our area, including specialists. The dentist we use has proved to be a good quality dentist for the work we have had done. We are treated just like all his other patients when in the chair and find the experience to be a pleasant one.
Once I discovered the website and found how easy it was in terms of inquiries and searches, it was easy to sign up and begin taking advantage of the benefits available. On one or two occasions I have had to call customer service and have found them friendly and helpful. Plus we receive the monthly newsletter which is full of useful information.
On a scale of 1-10, I would rate Dental Plans an 8 and would recommend that anyone who needs dental help buy a plan and use that plan. I like to save money and I also like to have quality patient care.
Mike and Summer V. - Phoenix , AZ - 04/01/2008
My wife and I got the Signature Wellness Plan through DentalPlans.com because it looked like a good value, and we haven't been to a dentist in way too long. It turns out my wife had 11 cavities! She required special cleaning, and, of course, plenty of fillings.
Your plan saved us around $800 right off the bat. I suppose it could have been worse with root canals and such. I still have yet to go for a cleaning. We are still anticipating taking care of the couple she has left. You can't do them all at once. She is getting the white colored fillings for her bottom teeth. I’m sure that mine won't be quite as bad. (Hopefully!).
She has been very impressed with the service she got from her provider here in North Phoenix. The workers in the office know that she is definitely a customer who requires a "gentle touch". Her fear quickly diminished after the first 2 visits. This day and age, with medical costs soaring, and the economy in such a questionable state, it is nice to know that there are affordable alternatives to health insurance companies who refuse to treat any pre-existing conditions you may have. It seems they just want the sure-fire profits, where many discount dental plans, such as the one we were so lucky to find, really care about their members.
Our story continues ... and hopefully yours will be just as much a success!