Any Advice on Dental Insurance?

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  1. Paul_Scott

    Paul_Scott Lead Actor

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    i'm self employed and will have to start looking into this soon.
    anything to keep in mind?
     
  2. Jay H

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    Yeah, Brush and Floss every day! [​IMG]

    I have dental insurance a DMO through Delta Dental but I'm so lax in going to routine checkups. However, I do try to floss and rince with listerine every day and brush a lot. Haven't had any cavities or major dental problems so far!

    Jay
     
  3. Bob Graz

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    Dental insurance has to be one of the worst deals out there. Last year when I calculated my premiums plus deductibles I barely broke even.

    Unless you have kids requiring braces or major dental issues on the horizon, you might be better off just paying as you go.
     
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    How much did you pay? Uninsured, the dentist I go to costs $90 for a checkup/cleaning and about $50 for an x-ray.
     
  5. Bryan X

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    My dentist charges $50.00 for a checkup/cleaning. My dental insurance premium is about $100.00 a year and that covers my whole family (4). So I definately come out ahead since we each do 2 cleanings a year -- $400 in cleanings only cost me $100 in premium. Not to mention my son recently started the braces saga.
     

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