I have done the math, so can you. Add up all the costs for dental, premiums, preventative exams and cleaning, and any work you need done. If you are getting your teeth cleaned twice a year then dental insurance costs little or nothing. If you are getting regular checkups then insurance is the cheapest way to get major work done even with full coverage delayed until you have paid into the plans that have a waiting period. Another option to lowering your costs is to find dental organizations like schools and get their extra low rates. Rates are negotiable. Always ask in advance of the appointment if you can get a lower rate, which is often possible when offering to pay cash.
Geriatric Dental Group is a non profit with offices in Portland Oregon, Vancouver Washington, and Federal Way Washington with discount rates for seniors.
Willamette Dental Group
Best Value! No benefit limit!-Download brochure with rates and application.
Washington Rates and Application
Washington True Care
Oregon Rates and Application
Dental Plus of Oregon
Idaho Rates and Application
Idaho Dental Plus
Check out these individual self service links. Not available in all states.
Check the provider list where available when seeking services for the best cost.
Over 30 discount dental plans available at DentalPlans.com (Not insurance)
Get One Month Free off the Vital Savings by Aetna® Discount program offered at VitalSavings.com. (Not insurance)
We have more information to help you make a decision. Call (360) 834-0200 or (800) 547-1567 for more help.