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Dental insurance and dental discount plans can both be useful in terms of reducing your total dental costs, but they vary significantly in terms of the benefits you get and how much you pay for the coverage.

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

July 3, 2020 – Q: What’s the difference between dental insurance and dental discount plans? A: They can both be useful in terms of reducing your… Read more

Is pediatric dental coverage included in exchange plans?

Is pediatric dental coverage included in exchange plans?

January 26, 2020 – Q: Can you explain the requirements for pediatric dental coverage? I've read that it's an essential health benefit that has to be covered… Read more

Pediatric dental is one of the essential health benefits on new plans. Does that mean that my insurance will cover braces for my son?

Pediatric dental is one of the essential health benefits on ACA-compliant plans. Does that mean that my insurance will cover braces for my son?

January 15, 2018 – Q: I’ve read that pediatric dental is one of the essential health benefits on new plans. Does that mean that my insurance will cover… Read more

If I buy a dental insurance plan, what sort of out-of-pocket costs should I expect?

If I buy a dental insurance plan, what sort of out-of-pocket costs should I expect?

January 13, 2018 – Q: If I buy a dental insurance plan, what sort of out-of-pocket costs should I expect? A: For adults, it depends entirely on the amount… Read more

Are dental benefits included in the health insurance exchange plans?

January 5, 2016 – A: Pediatric dental is one of the ACA's essential health benefits. But there's no requirement that dental care for adults be… Read more