Dental Insurance Keeps Dental Care Affordable

dca-blog_dental-cov-in-amer-do-you-have-a-plan

Although dental health plays a critical role in maintaining good general health, many who desperately need professional dental care don’t have dental insurance plans. The National Association of Dental Plans reports that just over 126 million Americans don’t have any type of dental coverage—that’s three times more than the number of people without standard health insurance. Because of steep out-of-pocket treatment costs, many Americans simply ignore dental problems instead of seeking care.

Dental Insurance Trends Over the Years

In 1995, the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System survey, conducted by the Centers for Disease Control, found that 44 percent of participants reported having no dental insurance coverage. By 2012, the number of uninsured Americans only had dropped to 42 percent.

Since the late 2000s, the insurance industry has suffered due to rising healthcare costs, economic weakening, and reluctance of employers to provide dental insurance plans for employees. Under recently instituted healthcare reform laws, children and adults are not required to purchase dental insurance, but some states offer bundled or separate dental plans through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Currently, 97 percent of dental benefits are provided through separate dental coverage policies that offer comprehensive preventative care benefits, but only partially cover major treatment expenses.

Dental Care Options for the Uninsured

If you cannot obtain coverage through your employer, the private market, or subsidized plans, finding affordable dental care can be a challenge—but there are options. As the number of people who are unable to afford routine dental visits has increased, so has the number of dentists. This is good news for patients who are without dental insurance, because dentists are working harder to find ways to make their services more affordable. Most dentists today offer or accept savings plans, and many are now offering new-patient specials that include free first visits and discounted treatments. Some dentists even offer in-house or third-party financing with reasonable payment plans.

Although the cost of routine dental care can be expensive, it is essential to visit the dentist every six months. Remember, preventative care is much more affordable than putting off dental problems until they require treatment.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Atlanta, call Dental One Associates of Georgia today at (855) 979-3350 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Atlanta. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Georgia, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Georgia, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates of Georgia.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
I started off going to the Fayetteville location and had to change locations only because it was too far from where I work and lived, but now I’m at the Marietta location and I have been […]
Cambra S.
Very friendly and professional staff. The location is perfect and very close to my home/job.
Samuel C.
Friendly atmosphere and appointment times are with no long waiting.
Robert F.
Dental 1 dentistry is by far the best dentist that I have been to bar none. I have visited various dentist and have felt like they cared more about their bottom line than my overall dental health. […]
Keith B.
The staff is always so caring and concerned about how I’m doing during any of my dental work. Everyone there goes above and beyond to create a wonderful atmosphere! I wouldn’t want to go […]
Lauren F.
Best service around with a smile.
Anthony S.
I had lost my step-dad and flushed my partial in the same morning. I arrived at the office to see if I could get another made. I was told they could fit me in at 1:00pm …. that is when the […]
John W.
I would recommend this location to anyone who’s in need of an awesome Dentist or Orthodontist….staff here are great!!!!
Farah L.
I am very satisfied, they are very efficient and so kind, Dr. Hair is very nice, honest and sincere. I definitely recommend.
Jennifer A.
Great services and less painful experience than I normal have. Front teeth work is not pleasant but it was bearable thanks to Dr. Gessling.
Eletta G.
My children and I have been patients there for almost 10 years. The staff are wonderful and always take great care of us.
Shakila R.
Office staff, assistants, and Dr. Rausch are all courteous and take time out of their day to check on patients.
Brittany R.
Everyone was friendly and showed interest that we were taken care of with least amount of pain possible. Best trip to a dentist ever!
Cody H.
Amazing personnel who were engaging, informative, and friendly.
Noel C.
I would give a nine. I feel the service was good.
Patricia C.
The service was that of a five star hotel, service with the spirit of excellence was demonstrated.
Jonathan S.
Great staff. Plenty of parking. Nice office.
Robert J.
Have put off going for sometime, due to previous bad experiences, with other dentist, that, left me, I guess fearful of dentistry. Dr. Rausch, is a great dentist. His assistant is a wonderful, caring […]
Lucinda M.
Staff makes you feel right at home. All very competent.
Michael R.
The staff is super nice and I have never waited in the lobby for more than 10 minutes.
Clay M.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here

Office Hours
    Get in touch:
    • Phone: (855) 979-3350