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What is a Dental Membership Plan and Why You Need One

April 4, 2023

Dental care is an essential aspect of maintaining good overall health. However, the high cost of dental procedures can be a major barrier for many people, especially those without insurance coverage. Fortunately, dental membership plans offer a cost-effective alternative to traditional dental insurance. In this article, we’ll explore what dental membership plans are and the reasons why you need one.

First and foremost, dental membership plans, like MiBöca’s Platinum Membership Plan, provide a way for patients to save money on dental care. A dental membership plan is a type of dental insurance alternative that provides members with access to discounted dental services. Unlike traditional dental insurance, a membership plan does not require deductibles, copays, or waiting periods. Instead, members pay an annual or monthly fee to receive discounted dental services from participating providers. These discounts can range from 10% to 60% off the regular price of dental procedures, making dental care much more affordable.

Another significant benefit of dental membership plans is that they support the local community by connecting patients with local dentists. By choosing to work with local dentists, patients can receive personalized care tailored to their unique needs. In contrast, traditional dental insurance plans often work with large faceless insurance companies located far away from your community, which may not understand the needs of patients in your area.

Moreover, dental membership plans come with several advantages over traditional dental insurance. For example, dental membership plans typically have no deductibles or yearly maximums, allowing patients to receive as much dental care as they need without worrying about hitting a limit. Additionally, patients are eligible for saving on dental services after their initial visit, making dental care more affordable from the start.

The sign-up process for dental membership plans is also straightforward. Patients only need to fill out a simple form, make their payment, and they’re all set. Plus, patients can join at any time of the year, so they do not have to wait until an enrollment period.

Furthermore, patients won’t have to worry about figuring out who is in-network or out-of-network, as dental membership plans allow them to visit any participating provider and receive discounted services. Dental membership plan are often designed to cover the whole family, making it easier to manage their dental care needs and save money in the process.

There are many reasons why you should consider signing up for a dental membership plan. Here are just a few:

  1. Cost savings

The cost of dental procedures can add up quickly, especially if you need extensive dental work. A dental membership plan can save you a significant amount of money on dental care. You will pay a discounted rate for services, which can be much lower than what you would pay without coverage.

2. No Waiting Periods

With dental insurance, there is often a waiting period before you can use your coverage. This means that you may have to wait several months before you can receive the dental care you need. With a dental membership plan, there are no waiting periods. You can use your benefits as soon as you sign up.

3. No Deductibles or Copays

Dental insurance typically requires deductibles and copay, which can add up quickly. With a dental membership plan, you’ll pay a flat fee for services, and there are no deductibles or copays to worry about.

4. Comprehensive Coverage

A dental membership plan provides comprehensive coverage for a wide range of dental services, including routine cleanings, X-rays, fillings, and even cosmetic and surgical procedures. This means that you can receive the care you need to maintain good oral health and achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.

5. Access to Quality Care

When you sign up for a dental membership plan, you will have access to a network of quality dental providers. These providers have agreed to provide discounted services to plan members, which means that you can receive the care you need from experienced professionals.

6. A Focus on Prevention

There is a shift in focus towards preventing oral disease. We can catch oral health issues early and prevent them from developing into more serious problems. At MiBöca there is a focus on nutrition and remineralization of small cavities. This in turn would lead to better overall health and reduce your need for costly dental procedures in the future.

In conclusion, dental membership plans offer many benefits, including cost-effective dental care, support for the local community by connecting patients with local dentists, no deductibles or yearly maximums, eligibility for saving after the initial visit, a straightforward sign-up process, no need to worry about in-network or out-ot-network providers, and coverage for the whole family. If you’re looking for an affordable and accessible way to receive high-quality dental care, MiBöca Platinum Membership Plan may be the right choice for you.

Call our office today for more information.

Dr. Trino Nuño, DDS Owner & CEO, Functional Dentist

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omaha, Nebraska

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