Dental One Associates of Kennesaw
2616 George Busbee Parkway NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144

What’s the difference between dental insurance and dental savings plans?

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You know how expensive dental care can be, and you want to keep your mouth healthy without breaking the bank. With this in mind, it seems as though dental insurance, which, for adults, is not covered under the Affordable Care Act or Medicare, is a must.

However, dental insurance may not be the best way to save money on dental care. A dental savings plan, which you can sign up for independently or with your family, might be the best way to find affordable dental care.

What is a dental savings plan?
With dental insurance, you pay a set amount each month and know that every time you visit the dentist, your care is either partially or completely paid for by insurance. With a dental savings plan, you pay a sign-up fee, then a discounted rate each time you visit the dentist. For example, one dental savings plan, DentRite, costs $30 for an individual to sign up and $50 for a family. Each cleaning costs only $10, which means a single adult who signs up for this plan might only pay $50 a year for healthy teeth and gums. Other procedures, such as an emergency exam, X-rays, and preventative care like sealants and topical fluoride only cost between $10 and $30. To renew the plan each year, you pay just $25 as an individual or $40 as a family.

Am I a good candidate for a dental savings plan?
The true value of a dental savings plan depends on your oral health. If you are generally healthy and only need cleanings each year, a dental savings plan could offer you significant savings. Forbes Magazine recommends it for seniors who have retired, since it is likely less expensive than individual dental insurance (not part of a company’s plan). This type of plan might also be good for single individuals or those with young children who will likely be in good dental health.

What should a dental savings plan cover?
When examining a dental savings plan over regular dental insurance, look to see which procedures and services are covered. For example, a dental savings plan should cover all exams and diagnoses, cleanings, fillings, crowns, and oral surgery. Some plans might offer a discount on more specialized procedures like implants and gum disease care.

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Patient Reviews
This offers a very good service. They have a very good dentist on board, and an excellent hygienist as well (Jessica).
Colin C.
Convenient location and service was the best I have had in a long time. I was given a cleaning first before work was to begin on fillings and crowns which make perfect sense to me. The Hygienist was […]
Eletta G.
Competent and pleasant staff makes going to the dentist a piece of cake.
Christi A.
I have gone to Dental One Kennesaw for a few years and they do a great job for me and my family. Very friendly staff.
David M.
I had a very good experience with my dental care.
Peggy C.
The staff was very attentive to me.. Making sure that I was comfortable and ok at all times..
Harold P.
Very friendly and helpful staff. My experience with deep cleaning and fillings was as pleasant as it could possibly be. Thank you for taking such great care of me!
Lael C.
Greeted by name and great customer service
Stephanie E.
I’ve been using Dental TLC for 18 years and due to job relocating in kennesaw I made a switch to Dental One and they definitely met my expectations with my cleaning and friendly staff.
Barbara H.
I really like the practice. Jessica is awesome, she is always friendly and just a pleasure!!! My husband comes there and when my kids are a bit older I will bring them there too.
Patricia P.
Exceptional service. Everyone is very professional and focused on their particular jobs. Office & rooms always very clean.
Patricia W.
Very professional, friendly staff.
Cheryl R.
Friendly staff, excellent service. minimal wait time, appointment availability
Leslie C.
Great experience. Office and staff are very knowledgeable and pleasant.
Amanda S.
I love this dentist office. Nice friendly caring staff.
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The office is great, I love the staff. Dr. Willis was great and Jessica the hygienist is fantastic. These ladies making going to the dentist so nice.
Victoria F.
I rarely go to the dentist because I can not stand all the drilling and noise that reverberates in my head. Recently a tooth that has been bad for many years decides to ache!! Had to have it […]
Martha C.
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.
Good, clean, knowledgeable, and professional.
John M.
Dr. Wheeless and staff are awesome. Finding a new dentist is stressful but I couldn’t be more pleased with being referred to Dental One Associates. They are very friendly yet professional. I highly […]
Dana R.
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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.

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  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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