Dental One Associates of Fayetteville
410 N Jeff Davis Drive, Fayetteville, GA 30214

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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Friendly staff, love Dr. Johanson and Donna, hygienist, very professional, engaged me in conversation, etc.
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I have only had cleanings at this location so far, but the people at this office are super nice, helpful, and professional. : - )
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The service was good with very little wait time. The staff members were polite and professional.
Patricia C.
I love Fayetteville Dental One Associates...Keep up the great work guys.
Wandrekia P.
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Great Dentist office....
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My Hygienist, Donna, was professional, thorough and accommodating.
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Great staff and customer service
Jessica O.
Crown fell out able to get an appointment right away.
Barbara M.
Dr. Perez is the best. Hands down. I've had some kinda extensive work done in my mouth.... root canal, crown, fillings, etc and the worst part about […]
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My dental hygienist was very quick, efficient and pleasant and she didn't have an assistant.
Pam R.
Dr. Jo is the best; he goes the extra mile for his patients.
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Very friendly and professional service was provided
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Michele was very good and personable.
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They have convenient hours and friendly staff.
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Very courteous and professional staff. Very clean and attractive office. I quickly got over the long wait in the waiting area since it was just that […]
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Very good and thorugh service...
L. V.
Three words of Dr. Johansen (THE BEST EVER!)
Mary S.
The doctors, nurses and office staff are always very friendly and professional, they put me at ease and make a pleasant experience.
Pam R.
friendly environment
Janet G.
Everything, I was a big chicken now Dr. Perez is so gentle I fall asleep in his chair and Dennis is a sweet doll baby. I'm never leaving. Lol
Tracey L.
Great customer service
Jutta R.
Dentist was phenominally friendly and my filling was absolutely painless. All employees were genuine and professional and answered all of my […]
Tresia B.
Friendly and professional. Staff willing to adust appointments around my work schedule.
Charlotte J.
My appointment time was honored -and the dentist kept me informed during the procedure.
Robin E.
My dental visit went very well. Dr Jo is one fine dentist. Filling my tooth went well and all my dread was for nothing.
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Great place to find all your dental needs.
Regina A.
Dr. Martindale was awesome; always very polite, listens to your concerns, provides feedback, and gets you in & out in a flash!
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Dr. Jo is the best! He truly cares about his patients.
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Excellent customer service and professionalism. Worked with me when I was in awful pain to try and find a solution. They were patient and you could […]
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Pleasant experience with no suprises.
Ofrona R.
The experience was good.no long wait period,always answered questions. Will recommended to others.
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I had not bee to the dentist in years and was a little scepticle about a Dental chain, thinking they may try to sell me on doing major work. I was […]
Richard Z.
I have been a patient for a long time and the people that are in the office are wonderful. The hygienists the I have had are the best. I recently had […]
Nancy D.
It was a great experience as usual.
Royanne W.
Professional staffing. Convenient location. Short waiting time.
Jeffrey W.
The staff/assistants are Wonderful. Dr. Perez is Awesome. Thank you for being so thoughtful and warm to your clients,.
Angelia W.
Thank you for having Toni on staff. She does a great job.
William S.
I was feeling terrified to have the procedure done, that I put it off for so long. After pushing myself to get it done, I was pleasantly surprised at […]
Kimberly L.
Always a pleasure, staff is patient, knowledgeable and very courteous!
Tiffany H.
I receive good care as well as customer service.
Pat C.
Really enjoy this office! The hygienist, Gina was so sweet and so very gentle with my teeth. I really appreciate that and hope she has a long career […]
Sally T.
The app went well did not wait long
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I was extremely pleased with the care and service I received. I truly, have never received care like that at a dentist office before. They we're […]
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The staff and services were great.
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MY EXPERINCE WAS VERY PROFESSIONAL AND INFORMATIVE
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We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
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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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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (678) 228-8348
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