Helping people find a dentist is of utmost importance to 1Dental. That is why every dentist that is part of the 1Dental network is strictly vetted for quality purposes.
Before you decide on a dentist, make sure you have the right dental plan that will save you the most money on quality dental care. With 1Dental discount dental plans, you save 15-60% at any dentist in the 1Dental network, so be sure to sign up for a discount dental plan before you go! Dentists in the network are legally obligated to give 15-60% discounts on every dental procedure, with the exception of some cosmetic work, depending on the dentist.
Specific dental care costs for each procedure are available online for the Careington Care 500 plan, so you know exactly what you will pay when you go to a dentist in the 1Dental network as a member of the plan.
1Dental has a dentist search engine where you can type in your zip code, plan type and kind of dentist you would like to see. It will then help you find a dentist near you that accepts your dental plan.
In dentistry, there are many different types of dentists, as mentioned above. Understanding the difference between each one will help you find a dentist you should see for your particular situation.
Receive the most savings with a general dentist. Savings ranges and fee schedules are for general dentists only. Specialists that are part of the 1Dental network give 20% savings.
General dentists are primary dental care providers. They diagnose, treat and manage overall oral health for individuals and entire families – no matter their age. These dentists are the most common type of dentist. They typically see patients for the following procedures and care:
Oral surgeons perform different types of surgical procedures in and around the entire face, mouth and jaw. If you’ve suffered facial injuries from an accident and need reconstructive or dental implant surgery, oral surgeons can help. They will also treat patients who have tumors or cysts in the jaw.
Oral surgeons also perform:
Orthodontists specialize in diagnosis, prevention, interception and treatment of bad bites. These bites can result from crowded, missing or extra teeth, or even jaws that are not in alignment. Orthodontists straighten teeth with the use of braces and other fixed or removable corrective retainers or appliances.
Prosthodontists specialize in repairing natural teeth or replacing missing teeth at a larger scale than a general dentist can do. These dental specialists specialize in dental implants and dentures.
Endodontists are dental specialists focused on the cause, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases and injuries of the mouth. Difficult root canals that general dentists are unable to perform can be done by an endodontist.
Also known as pedodontists, pediatric dentists are the primary oral health care provider for children ages one to early adulthood. Pediatric dentists can detect, treat and refer, as needed, any problems with decayed, missing, crowded or crooked teeth.
If you want to find a dentist who specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases, which includes gums and bones (structure of the teeth), look for a periodontist. These dental specialists diagnose and treat gingivitis.
Periodontists can perform these procedures:
Once you find a dentist, you’ll need to choose that dentist as your provider. To choose a dentist, call that provider, set up an appointment and start using your 1Dental discount dental plan right away; it’s that easy!
The following steps are done for each dentist that wants to accept the dental plans offered by 1Dental:
A background check
5-year work history evaluation
Verification of a current state license that is in good standing
An NPDB (National Practitioner Data Bank) report, which will tell us if a provider has any malpractice claims history or state licensure actions
A current DEA or CDS (This allows the dentist to write prescriptions)
Current malpractice insurance must be maintained
Inquiry for Medicare/Medicaid Fraud or opting out of Medicare
This dentist vetting process typically takes 7-10 business days but could take longer in some cases