Why both plans may be perfect for you:

You thought your general dentist was going to be able to perform your tooth extraction or root canal, but they had to refer you to an oral surgeon or endodontist

You want to get lower prices on general dental care with the Careington Care 500 plan, but your child’s orthodontist is in the Aetna Dental Access Network.

You move around and need plenty of dentists to choose from no matter where you are in the country

While both networks include general dentists and specialists, Careington Care 500 will usually save more at general dentists (20-60% per visit), and Dental Access will usually save more at specialists (15-50% per visit).

The Careington Care 500 plan has over 150,000 dental access points nationwide, and the Aetna Dental Access network includes over 226,000 dental locations. You'll have more dentists to choose from in both big cities and rural areas.


Why both dental plans may be perfect for you

Real-life scenarios

Great savings at general dentists & specialists

While both networks include general dentists and specialists, Careington Care 500 will usually save more at general dentists (20-60% per visit), and Dental Access will usually save more at specialists (15-50% per visit).

More dentists to choose from

The Careington Care 500 plan has over 150,000 dental access points nationwide, and the Aetna Dental Access network includes over 226,000 dental locations. You'll have more dentists to choose from in both big cities and rural areas.


Dental Plan Pricing

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Dental Plan Pricing

See what you could save

We took averages from Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, and Orlando to give you an idea of which plan will save you more on some of the most common dental procedures.


1-surface white filling, front tooth
Avg. cost without plan
$236
Estimated savings (70%)
-$167

You pay with Careington Care 500

(estimate at general dentists)

$69

Simple Extraction
Avg. cost without plan
$268
Estimated savings (74%)
-$198

You pay with Careington Care 500

(estimate at general dentists)

$70
Surgical Extractions & Wisdom Teeth

If the general dentist can do it, we usually recommend Care 500:

In some cases, your general dentist may be able to perform surgical extractions. In that case, please refer to the extended Care 500 price list to see what you will save.

When to use Dental Access:

If you have impacted wisdom teeth or more complicated surgical extractions, you may need to see an oral surgeon. Your Dental Access plan will save 15-50% per visit, including any nitrous oxide (laughing gas) or other anesthesia that accompanies the oral surgery.


Complete Upper (Maxillary)
Avg. cost without plan
$2,439
Estimated savings (67%)
-$1,653

You pay with Careington Care 500

(estimate at general dentists)

$786

Front Tooth (Anterior)
Avg. cost without plan
$1,048
Estimated savings (65%)
-$693

You pay with Careington Care 500

(estimate at general dentists)

$355
Other kinds of root canals

If the general dentist can do it, we usually recommend Careington Care 500:

Regardless of whether it's a front tooth, bicuspid, or molar, you will usually get stronger savings with Care 500 at a general dentist. See exact prices on all kinds of root canals at general dentists in your area

When to use Dental Access:

If you are referred to an endodontist (root canal specialist), we recommend finding one in the Aetna Dental Access network to receive stronger specialist savings. See Dental Access sample savings or find an Aetna Dental Access endodontist near you


Porcelain + Noble Metal
Avg. cost without plan
$1,499
Estimated savings (60%)
-$910

You pay with Careington Care 500

(estimate at general dentists)

$589

Other kinds of crowns

When to use Care 500

On any dental crown that's made of porcelain + metal or 100% metal, we recommend Careington Care 500 because it often saves around 50-60%. See all Careington crown prices in your area

When to use Dental Access

If your dental crown is entirely porcelain/ceramic or if your crown is placed by an endodontist (root canal specialist) rather than a general dentist See Dental Access sample crown savings


Upper (Resin/Plastic Base)
Avg. cost without plan
$1,796
Estimated savings (59%)
-$1,075

You pay with Careington Care 500

(estimate at general dentists)

$721
Why do we recommend Care 500 for this procedure?

Replacement Tooth/Pontic (Porcelain/High Noble Metal)
Avg. cost without plan
$1,440
Estimated savings (61%)
-$878

You pay with Careington Care 500

(estimate at general dentists)

$562
Bridge Crown (Porcelain/High Noble Metal)
Avg. cost without plan
$1,458
Estimated savings (58%)
-$860

You pay with Careington Care 500

(estimate at general dentists)

$598

Adult, Adolescent & Children's

We usually recommend Dental Access for orthodontics because it saves 15-50% per visit, while Careington Care 500 saves 20% on orthodontic treatment.

See sample savings on braces with Dental Access

At-home clear aligners like Smile Direct Club and Candid are not included since they are not administered by a dental professional. Invisalign is discounted at the discretion of the in-network orthodontist, according to whether they code them as "braces" with an official ADA code or not.


Scaling & Root Planing (Per Quadrant)
Avg. cost without plan
$331
Estimated savings (62%)
-$208

You pay with Careington Care 500

(estimate at general dentists)

$123

When to use Care 500

If your general dentist can perform your periodontal cleaning and maintenance to control the effects of gum disease, we usually recommend Care 500. See Careington prices in your area

When to use Dental Access

If a periodontist is performing your deep cleaning and other periodontal maintenance, we recommend using a periodontist in the Aetna Dental Access network. See Dental Access sample savings or find an Aetna Dental Access Network periodontist near you


Avg. cost without plan
$130
Estimated savings (59%)
-$89

You pay with Careington Care 500

(estimate at general dentists)

$41

Full Mouth
Avg. cost without plan
$185
Estimated savings (68%)
-$127

You pay with Careington Care 500

(estimate at general dentists)

$58

Periodic
Avg. cost without plan
$74
Estimated savings (68%)
-$54

You pay with Careington Care 500

(estimate at general dentists)

$20

Pediatric dentists are classified as dental specialists, so we usually recommend finding a provider in the Aetna Dental Access Network to save more.

In most cases, you can take your child to your general dentist for standard oral health procedures like cleanings, fluoride treatment, sealants or cavity fillings, but if your child has special needs or requires more complicated dental services, you may be referred to a pediatric dentist.


You will save money with either plan on implants, bone grafts, veneers, bonding, whitening, and other procedures labeled as either “specialty” or “cosmetic dentistry."

Careington will save an automatic 20%, while Dental Access will save 15-50% per visit.

Since pricing can vary widely on these kinds of procedures, please ask your participating dentist or specialist for exact pricing and for a breakdown of what you will save with your plan.

If you have any questions, we're here to help! Give our customer success team a call at 800-372-7615.


Both plans save on all officially recognized dental procedures at participating dental offices.
Careington Care 500

The Careington Care 500 plan has an extended procedure list for about 95% of the most common dental procedures at the general dentist for your specific area. You can download, print, and take this list with you to your visit. Anything you still don't see on that list or that is performed by a specialist is an automatic 20% off.

Dental Access

Dental Access gives a savings range of 15-50% per visit at both general dentists and specialists, but exact plan savings vary by provider and location. While we provide estimates, please ask your participating dentist or specialist for exact pricing.


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Common Questions

  1. Make sure the dentist you wish to see takes the plan you wish to use.

  2. We often recommend using Careington Care 500 at general dentist and Dental Access at specialists. Careington Care 500 saves 20-60% at general dentist and 20% at specialists, while Dental Access saves 15-50% per visit at both general dentist and specialists.

  3. We always recommend checking with your dentist for exact treatment and pricing.

You thought your general dentist was going to be able to perform your extraction or root canal, but they had to refer you to an oral surgeon or endodontist

Your want to get lower prices on general dentistry with the Careington Care 500 plan, but your child's orthodontist is in the Aetna Dental Access Network

You move around and need plenty of dentists to choose from no matter where you are in the country

No. In the event that a dentist accepts both, they will help you choose the one that will save the most on your dental work.

We provide a sample of some of the most common procedures, but any official dental procedure is discounted with either plan- including implants, veneers, bone grafts, ceramic crowns, and adult braces. If your dentist takes both, just ask which plan will save the most.

The Careington Care 500 plan also has an extended procedure list for your specific area that you can download, print, and take with you to your visit. Anything you still don't see on that list is an automatic 20% off.

Dental Access plan savings vary by provider and location, so while we can provide estimates, please ask your participating dentist for exact pricing.


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“Good dental plans are hard to find these days even if you have a job that offers it. I use this plan and save about 40-50% at a dentist I really like!” - Caleb, Texas


“If I can give more stars than 5 I will. Customer service is professional and excellent.” - Marie, Texas


“Excellent company that has saved my family a lot of money over the years. Much cheaper than any insurance plan I could find and in most cases provide better coverage. We are customers for life.” - Gary, Washington


“Saved my initial investment on FIRST visit to dentist. Thank you, 1Dental. LOTS of Dentists accept my plan and savings are HUGE.” - Dave, Kentucky


“I would recommend them to everyone, if you don’t have dental insurance. I literally saved over $3000 for dental and ortho work.” - Sammie, North Carolina



“I found a wonderful dentist from the list. I had broken a tooth and he worked with me and got everything done quickly and was so very nice. I would highly recommend this plan as it saved me a considerable amount of money.” - Jean, Virginia


1Dental Reviews from

shopper approved
  • 4.6

“Good dental plans are hard to find these days even if you have a job that offers it. I use this plan and save about 40-50% at a dentist I really like!” - Caleb, Texas

“If I can give more stars than 5 I will. Customer service is professional and excellent.” - Marie, Texas

“Excellent company that has saved my family a lot of money over the years. Much cheaper than any insurance plan I could find and in most cases provide better coverage. We are customers for life.” - Gary, Washington

“Saved my initial investment on FIRST visit to dentist. Thank you, 1Dental. LOTS of Dentists accept my plan and savings are HUGE.” - Dave, Kentucky

“I would recommend them to everyone, if you don’t have dental insurance. I literally saved over $3000 for dental and ortho work.” - Sammie, North Carolina

“I found a wonderful dentist from the list. I had broken a tooth and he worked with me and got everything done quickly and was so very nice. I would highly recommend this plan as it saved me a considerable amount of money.” - Jean, Virginia