Share Your Story
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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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!
Glenda J. - San Antonio , TX - 04/01/2008
I had a severe toothache and was in need of a dentist ASAP, but everyone wanted $250 to $350 just to pull my tooth. So, I went online looking for a dentist who worked in my area and found a long list. The first one on the list was less than a mile from me. Beside his name was a little symbol, so I clicked on it. Low and behold it was a discount dental plan for $99 a year so I read it over, liked the coverage and bought it ASAP.
The main reason I bought it was that it said “buy today, start using tomorrow”. I bought it and made the appointment for the very next morning. The plan I chose was Dentemax and I'm glad I did. I have already told my boss about your plan and she is considering getting it as well.
The dentist was great. I never felt a thing and I’m a COWARD when it comes to going to the dentist. The procedure I got done was a tooth extraction (erupted even). With x-rays I only had to pay $124.00. I will definitely tell everyone I know about the plan and will help them find the one for them. That’s my story and I'm sticking to it!
Diane and Walt O. - Georgetown , TX - 04/01/2008
We picked the Dentemax discount dental plan, and we have been really pleased that we picked this plan. We have saved hundreds of dollars, probably well over $3000. We needed a lot of dental treatments; I needed partials and my wife needed crowns. This was all after having served 25 years in the United States Air Force. Obviously the dental treatment in the USAF could have been better but now we are so pleased we purchased Dentemax. It has worked out well for us. Our recommended dentist from Dentemax is the greatest and we are best friends, even after the extensive dental treatments we have had.
Thank you Dentemax!
Laura S. - Bay City , MI - 04/01/2008
I'm a 33-year-old teacher who found herself employed outside the teaching profession and with no dental insurance. No problem, I have few cavities and had no previous dental problems.
About 6 months into my new job I had a toothache – a bad one. The pain became unbearable and I had to go to a dentist and pay full price for an exam and x-rays. It was expensive and the diagnosis was even more expensive. I needed a root canal immediately. The total asking price on a root canal without insurance is no less than $1,200.00.
I started researching discount dental plans. I read the DentalPlans.com site without much hope. The pain was bad, and I didn't have $1,200.00. I was really discouraged about this turn of events. The $1,200 bill was going hurt.
Then I found the Dentemax plan for $120 and found out I could use it immediately. I signed right up, thinking there might be some sort of hitch but desperate. I took my little printed out paper card to my dentist and it was accepted. Within 2 days, they had me scheduled. The procedure took an hour. It involved 4 sets of x-rays during the drilling, and came to... (get this!) $590!
Needless to say, the $120 cost of the plan was nothing in comparison. I am so pleased with the plan. It is easy to use, accepted by my dentist and it saved me $610. I have recommended it to everyone I know.
Ken C. - Katy , TX - 04/01/2008
I'd just like to take the time to say thanks for being there when I needed you. I signed on with Careington back in December of 2007, and I have to tell you it has already been worth the investment. At the time that I signed on, I had been a member of Blue Cross-Blue Shield for many, many years. It's amazing what companies don't tell you, or what we don't take the time to learn about what they offer.
I went into my dentist office in December and she indicated to me that I should think about a partial for an area which had been void for a long time. Partials are not cheap, and when I was told exactly how much Blue Cross Blue Shield would not cover, I was shocked. DentalPlans.com came through, however, and for about half the cost, I now have a partial. The dentist’s assistant suggested getting a supplemental to help and pointed me in your direction. So, I'm giving them all the credit.
As for your company, I would recommend you to anyone. I know that the dental office will continue to do so as well. Thanks for the help. There is no better supplemental out there that I know of.
Arlene A. - Saddle Brook , NJ - 04/01/2008
A few years ago, my husband was told by our then dentist that he needed a root canal. Well, what can one do? Then when he was told the cost, we were in shock. It cost as much as the roof replacement we had just had done to our house!
My husband mentioned that we were retired and did not have dental insurance, but the only concession that the dentist offered was a payment plan. Well, when a second root canal was needed, that was it. We told the dentist not to begin the work, and I looked online for some help.
Luckily, I stumbled upon DentalPlans.com, found their website very user-friendly and easy to navigate, and searched in our area. Voila - the Avia plan included a dental group right in our town! We figured it was worth a try. (Anything was better than practically needing a home-equity loan for your teeth!).
We discovered a very friendly, competent, and professional dental office, and saved money right away - more than half off the cost of the root canal alone. Since then, we have had all of our check-ups, cleanings, and dental crowns - all of our dental work - done at this office. There is no doubt that by now we have saved thousands of dollars.
We have recommended both this dental office, as well as DentalPlans.com, to many people, and we personally know of one family who has also signed up and is very happy. They are a younger family with children, and have found this office delightful and quite accommodating for children also. For anyone who is hesitating, just wait until you are told you need an expensive procedure! Then you will be like us, and make sure you sign up every year with DentalPlans.com.
Darlene H. - Henderson , NV - 04/01/2008
My permanent bridge came loose and then fell out. I did not have a dental plan. I went to a dentist I found in the phone book, and he examined my mouth and gave me an estimate of $6,934.00. After I came to, I went online and contacted DentalPlans.com. They signed me up with the Avia Dental Plan. I went to the dentist on their plan, which was 1 mile away from my home. He gave me a price of $2,686.00. I am smiling now and showing off my new bridge. I had savings totaling $4,248.00. Thanks ever so much. I am truly a happy camper.