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Access and Affordability in Dentistry

Access and Affordability in Dentistry

Contributed by, Dell Ariel Goodrick, DDS, FAGD, FALD

I, like most dentists, volunteer several times a year at events providing affordable-dentistryaffordable or free access to care for low-income households and the under-served population. When you do this, you see that access and affordability are true issues facing a lot of people. Of course, you’re hearing a lot about medical insurance and access to care in the media these days, but what about dentistry? The best resource for local clinics that get some form of state-funding to decrease the cost of providing services is the California Dental Association (www.cda.org) and our local component, the San Fernando Valley Dental Society (www.sfvds.org).

affordable-dentistryRecognizing that this affects so many people and seeing how neglect leads to more complex and costly dental concerns, I decided to do something about it here at home. We implemented a dental membership plan in our office to cover basic preventive care (with a few added perks), on an annual basis for a low fee.

This is how it works: The annual cost for a single person is $349 (about $29/month). Any additional person in a household can be added for $299, saving $50. There are no deductibles, no yearly maximums, forms to fill out, and it is effective immediately.

This is what members get:

  • Complete annual dental exams
  • All necessary X-rays during the year
  • Annual Velscope oral cancer screening
  • Two healthy cleanings per year
  • A take-home teeth-whitening kit
  • A 15% savings on any dental services during the year

 

The plan can even benefit employers seeking to provide a dental services package for their employees. We feel that preventive dental treatment without the hassles, cost, and limitations of an insurance company makes perfect sense. We have enjoyed the support of the Santa Clarita Valley for over 20 years, and by providing people with basic oral health care, we help them avoid more costly dental treatments in the future. If any treatment is necessary, the members get additional savings on those services. And for peace of mind, the members get the care of a quality local dental team and dentist voted Best of SCV the last three years in a row.

For more information, please visit our website at www.drdell.com, or give us a call (661) 254-4000.

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