Dental patients should consider these important factors when choosing a dental insurance plan:
Cost: The most important factor to consider when choosing a dental insurance plan is probably affordability for the patient. They should be able to see the cost of that plan online.
Participating Dentists: We also need to know that there are participating dentists nearby so that they can easily get to an office that accepts their plan. We tell patients to get online, get on the website for the plan and look at the list of participating dentists.
Covered Services: We also ask patients to look closely at the covered services and any imposed waiting periods. Often patients are looking for insurance because they need a particular service, so we need to know that that service is covered.
Your dentist should be happy to review the dental insurance plans you are considering to help you make the best decision.