Save 10-60% on Your Dental Care. Join a Savings Plan Today!
Multiple images of people

:DentalPlans Announces Winner of Healthy Smile, Healthy You Smile Makeover Contest

Virginia Brady of Seneca, South Carolina Wins A Smile Worth $5,000 from :DentalPlans

Plantation, FL 33324 (September 18, 2014)

What is a healthy smile worth? For Virginia Brady, it’s worth $5,000 towards the smile of her dreams from :DentalPlans. This is the third year that :DentalPlans has brought a new smile to a winner’s face.

Brady is 55 years old and lives in Seneca, South Carolina. After financing braces for herself in her mid-twenties, 13 years later Brady suffered a cerebral aneurysm. The resulting brain surgery left her with intense pressure on her jaw, causing it to misalign —once again leaving her without her smile.

Her doctors and dentist recommended that Brady get Lumineers, but she was not able to afford them. Brady plans on finally being able to get her smile back with her :DentalPlans’s Healthy Smile, Healthy You winnings.

“We are so happy to help Virginia achieve the smile of her dreams. We hope it provides her with all of the benefits that l a healthy smile brings to people.” says Bill Chase, vp of marketing for :DentalPlans.
“Having a perfect smile with perfect teeth makes you want to smile at everyone you see,” says Brady. “I am self-employed and work in the retail industry, so I greet customers every day. I would love to be able to show them the smile I used to have. Smiling at someone can make their day and that is what I would like to do again.”

A common reason for not seeking dental care is cost and lack of dental insurance. According to a 2014 report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), about 108 million people in the U.S. have no dental insurance. And even those who are covered may have trouble getting care, according to the HHS. A recent study completed for the American Dental Association states that out-of-pocket payments constitute 42 percent of dental expenditures, compared to 11 percent of health expenditures.

“Since 1999, :DentalPlans has served more than 1 million members, offering dental savings plans that are easy to use, flexible and affordable,” says Chase. “Often, the question of receiving dental care is not whether a person wants it or not, but one of ‘can I afford it?’ Through our dental savings plans offerings, we hope to make dental care affordable and accessible to everyone.”
To participate in :DentalPlans’ Healthy Smile, Healthy You Smile Makeover Contest, participants submitted two original photos that symbolize how they felt about their current and future smile, with descriptions of each. More than 580 entries were received. Then, visitors to :DentalPlans’ Facebook page voted for their favorites. The top 10 entries that captured the most votes were then reviewed by a :DentalPlans panel of judges, and a grand prize winner was selected and announced today.

Brady received a $5,000 dental care makeover, along with a dental savings plan of her choice to maintain her healthy smile all year. In addition :DentalPlans gave away dental savings plans to the top 9 runners-up, and 5 randomly selected contest voters.   

About :DentalPlans
:DentalPlans, founded in 1999, is the largest dental savings plan marketplace in the USA, offering consumers access to 40+ dental savings plans from trusted healthcare brands, like Aetna, Careington, Signature Wellness, and UNI-CARE. Plan members have access to more than 100,000 dentists nationwide.

:DentalPlans, which has been included in the INC. 5000 list for three years standing, is committed to making you smile by making access to quality oral healthcare affordable and available to everyone. Visit us at and on Facebook at

# # #

For more information:

Call 833-742-5097 or Email [email protected]

Previous Years

In The News: 2023 | 2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017