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How to Get Your Family to a Dentist Without Employer-Provided Dental Insurance

It is important for you to go to the dentist on a regular basis. However, it can be difficult for you to get dental care if you do not have employer-provided dental insurance. The good news is that there are several ways that you can see a dentist if you do not have employer-provided dental insurance.

Look for a Payment Plan

There are some dentists that will allow you to set up a payment plan. You may have to pay a fee to set this plan up. However, it will be a lot easier for you to pay a small amount each month instead of one lump sum. While this isn’t the ideal option, it can be extremely helpful for those who are in need of dental services and don’t have insurance to cover it.

Dental Discount Plan

A dental discount plan is another way that you can save money on your dental care. You will pay a small fee each month to get discounts on dental services. Not only will you be able to get discounts on cleanings, but you can also get discounts on dental work that you need. This is the better option for those who have a preferred dentist that they are comfortable seeing for most if not all of their dental needs.

Get Medicaid

Medicaid is a government-funded health care program. It is geared towards low-income earners. It also covers dental benefits. If you can find a Medicaid dentist, then you may not have to pay anything for routine dental care. You will also be able to get fillings, crowns and root canals done for a lower cost. This is the most affordable option for most, particularly those with complex dental needs

In-house Membership

There are some dentists who offer in-house memberships. It works a lot like a dental insurance plan. You will pay a fee each month in order to get the dental care that you need. You may be able to get your cleanings and exams for free. You will also be able to get discounts on dental work.

Sliding Scale Dental Clinic

There are many dental clinics that will allow you to get care for a discounted price. Because the rates are income-based, you won’t have to worry about getting charged an unfair price. The dentists who work at the clinic have the same level of training as other dentists, so you will be able to get the same level of care.

It isn’t always easy to get dental care if you do not have employer-provided dental care. Fortunately, you can get a dental discount plan or look for a dentist who accepts payment plans. You can also find a dentist who offers an in-house membership. Furthermore, you can choose a sliding scale dental clinic or get Medicaid.

Tim Esterdahl

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