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Members may take advantage of savings offered by an industry leader in dental care. Careington International Corporation is one of the most recognized professional dental networks in the nation and boasts one of the largest dental networks nationally with a focus on neighborhood dentists. Careington networks are a leader in member-transparent pricing with robust fee schedules.
Careington Dental Plan Features:
- Save 20% to 50% on most dental procedures including routine oral exams, unlimited cleanings, and major work such as dentures, root canals, and crowns
- 20% savings on orthodontics including braces and retainers for children and adults
- 20% reduction on specialist's normal fees. Specialties include: Endodontics, Oral Surgery, Pediatric Dentistry, Periodontics, and Prosthodontics where available
- Cosmetic dentistry such as bonding and veneers also included
- All dentists must meet highly selective credentialing standards based on education, background, license standing and other requirements
- Members may visit any participating dentist on the plan and change providers at any time
Description * Regular Cost ** Plan Cost Savings $ Savings % Adult Cleaning $126 $59 $67 53% Child Cleaning $89 $43 $46 52% Routine Checkup $73 $30 $43 59% Four Bitewing X-rays $85 $38 $47 55% Composite (white) Filling Code $201 $91 $110 55% Crown (porcelain fused to noble metal) $1,424 $742 $682 48% Complete Upper Denture $2,047 $985 $1,062 52% Molar Root Canal $1,382 $718 $664 48% Extraction (single tooth) $240 $100 $140 58%
* Regular cost is based on the national average of the 80th percentile usual and customary rates as detailed in the 2015 FairHealth Report in the Los Angeles, Orlando, Chicago and New York City metropolitan statistical areas.
** These fees represent the average of the assigned Careington Care POS fees in the Los Angeles, Orlando, Chicago and New York City metropolitan statistical areas.
Prices subject to change.
Invest in a Careington Dental Plan
It’s a horrifying fact that each year over one-third of Americans fail to visit a dentist at all, simply because of the expense. To deal with this problem, the Careington Dental Plan was set up as a way of helping people manage their dental costs. Careington’s aim is to ensure that individuals who require dental treatment should not be prevented from receiving it because of the price.
Why Visits To the Dentist Are Expensive
When, you consider what’s involved in dental work, it’s not surprising that treatments are so costly. The dental practitioners themselves are highly qualified professionals, having gone through many years of specialized training, so you would expect their time and skills to be expensive. The specialized dental equipment also costs a lot to purchase and maintain — a dental chair alone costs over $10,000, apart from surgical tools, x-ray machines, and laboratory work for items such as crowns and dentures. Add to this their malpractice insurance, which often costs more than any of the items previously listed, and you will realize how much expense dentists have to meet before they can even begin to see a profit.
If you are an individual with a reasonably sound set of teeth, dentist’s costs may not be a major problem – a routine check-up and cleaning every year will probably not be beyond your means. However, as soon as remedial work becomes necessary, it’s a different picture. Fillings can cost over $200 per tooth, an extraction can also cost roughly $200, and a crown or a molar root canal can set you back over $1,000. The answer is not to avoid going to the dentist, which will have disastrous consequences, but to find a way of managing your dental costs.
Dental Plans vs. Dental Insurance
One possible solution is to take out dental insurance. However, those who try this often find that it does not cover many of the costs arising from their dental care. In fact, it often results in them being worse off financially than if they had simply paid up front for their treatment.
Instead, many people are finding that a highly beneficial alternative is to enroll in a plan such as the Careington dental discount plan. This is not insurance, so it doesn’t involve premiums or any of the restrictions imposed by insurance companies. You simply pay an annual membership fee, and receive immediate entitlement to substantial discounts on virtually all dental procedures.
The advantages of an dental plan, as compared with insurance plans, are significant. The average insurance premium is around $50 per month, which means you spend $600 a year before you even have any dental work completed. By contrast, the fee for the Careington plan is only $75 for the entire year. What’s more, there is no limit on the amount of discounted treatment you can receive in the course of the year, whereas insurance plans usually set a treatment maximum, sometimes as low as $1,000 in a year.
One of the great features about this plan is that there is no waiting time. Therefore, there is nothing stopping you from joining the plan when you develop a severe toothache, and then receiving treatment right away. Insurance companies normally won’t pay for minor procedures for the first three months after you take out the policy, and for major work you have to wait a full year.
There is no doubt that the best way to keep down dental costs is to take good care of your teeth and gums. Daily brushing and flossing, healthy eating, and regular check-ups will keep dental emergencies to a minimum. However, everyone needs to see the dentist soon or later, and when you do, the Careington Dental Plan is there to help.