As you search for a discount dental plan or begin your 1Dental dental plan experience, you want to save the most with your plan and improve your overall dental care. To help you with this, here’s a checklist to work through:
- You know dental care is important
- You know tips and tricks for caring for your teeth
- You understand what to look for in a dentist and that routine dental visits are important
- You want to afford dental treatments at the dentist and know it’s possible
- You’ve heard 1Dental talk about discount dental plans and how they can save you money
- You still don’t know how these plans work…
Since these dental plans are somewhat of a new concept to many people, understanding how they work and how they differ from dental insurance takes a bit of explaining.
We’ve created a great resource to help you understand how these plans work and what to expect from your dental visit — we even tailored it to the type of visit or treatment you need!
Introduction to 1Dental’s Dental Plan Savings Resource
A lot of long hours went into creating our Dental Plan Savings resource and we hope it helps people understand how these plans work. Also, a big thanks to Shine Bright Dentistry for their help in reviewing our resource for accuracy and clarity.
Our resource has a lot of information to offer. Each page includes Sample Invoices for that particular treatment or visit and some Quick Tips to help you maximize savings for that treatment and visit type.
Keep in mind the Sample Invoices are national averages of prices found with and without a discount dental plan. Though prices may vary by state, they should be close to what we’ve provided (For the most up-to-date treatment prices in your area, please visit the 1Dental fee schedule and enter your zip code). See our sample invoice example below from our savings resource.
The following sections offer a breakdown of what you can expect to find within each page of the resource.
Dental Plan 101
This page offers a step-by-step guide, or a general overview of steps, to how discount dental plans work — from the time you purchase a plan to the day-to-day uses of the plan.
First-Time Dental Visit
Next, make your way to our first-time dental visit page. This page is segmented into visits for adults and children — these visits are quite different depending on the age of the child so the distinction is important.
Routine Dental Visit
What happens after a first-time dental visit? Hopefully a return to your dentist 6 months later or the following year. This section breaks down what treatments and prices you can expect from those routine visits.
Other Treatment Visits
We hope to add to this list, since there are many more dental treatments that are discounted using our 1Dental discount dental plan. However, this initial list is a good start. Tooth fillings, root canals and dental crowns, tooth extractions and dentures are common treatments we get questions about. We hope this resource helps answer those questions and sets up some realistic expectations for what you might experience at the dentist when it comes to the treatments you’ll receive and the prices you’ll pay.
Even if you’re not a member, we welcome you to head over to our dental plan resource and find out more about how to use a discount dental plan at the dentist and see what it could save you!