Planning for a Comprehensive Dental Plan
Posted on 01/07/2021

In-Office Dental Plans vs. Dental Insurance

Find out how an in-office dental savings plan can work for you better than regular dental insurance.

We know that health insurance is confusing and complex, especially when it comes to dental care. At Short Pump Dental, we are here to help everyone who walks in our doors, and we try to make our dental plans easy to understand. For the past decades, annual coverage has not changed much, yet dental treatments are becoming more costly and less flexible. Unfortunately, most employers no longer even include dental plans in their employee benefit packages. Luckily, more and more dental offices are offering dental savings plans to help patients offset their out-of-pocket costs. If you are thinking about signing up for an in-house dental savings plan directly with a dental office, here’s what you need to know and what to expect if you sign up with us.

  1. Difference With Dental Insurance:
    The cost of dental insurance can be much more costly and confusing. More employers are even deciding to drop it from their employee benefits package. If you don’t receive dental insurance through an employer benefit program, an in-house dental savings plan could benefit you.
  2. Less Hassle and Easier to Navigate:
    So many dental insurance plans can be costly and seem to barely cover any benefits. With us, there are no waiting periods, claims forms, restrictions on treatment, age limitations, or pre-determinations necessary. In-house dental plans are also easier to navigate because of how accessible it can be for all patients. Our staff are here everyday to answer any questions or concerns you have about our dental plan, without any loopholes or limitations.
  3. Flexibility for Everyone:
    Our plan is perfect for someone who wants a basic plan that works for general treatments. An in-house dental savings plan can also offer more individualized care between the dentist and the patient than regular dental insurance could. At Short Pump, we offer:
    • Two Regular Dental Check-Ups including a dental exam, digital x-rays, oral cancer screening, periodontal evaluation, and dental cleaning.
    • Unlimited Emergency Dental Visits for problem-focused dental exams and any necessary dental x-rays.
    • A 25% Discount Off Our Usual and Customary Fee for all dental procedures including dental fillings, crowns, and bridges.

If you are excited about signing up directly with us for our dental benefits plan, contact us! If you also have any more questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to our office. Our dentists and staff are here to help anyone and everyone in the Henrico area. We are excited that you chose Short Pump Dental to help you with all your dental needs. We look forward to helping you achieve a healthy, confident smile!