Aetna Dental Access Discount Plan

Dental care should be affordable for anyone. And now it is. With Aetna Dental Access plan you will automatically pay a lot less anytime you visit a dentist.

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How an Aetna Dental Access Discount Plan works

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Choose a plan

Simply choose the type of dental care you need, enter your ZIP code, and pick a family or individual plan. Then you can sign up for the plan that saves you the most money. To get 10% off and two months free, enter our exclusive coupon code AUTH10 when you check out (applicable to all plans).

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Visit your dentist

Once you have a plan set up, you can start scheduling dentist appointments and save on each visit. There are no restrictions in regard to pre-existing conditions.

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Get discounts

Every time you visit your dentist, show your membership card and the discount will be applied. No paperwork, no waiting, no deductibles, and no limits. Just savings.

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What’s the difference between a dental discount plan and a standard dental insurance policy?

There is a difference — dental discount plans and dental insurance are not synonymous. Here are all the ways the two are different:

Discount Dental Plans
No annual limits or deductibles.
Most plans become available in a few business days.
No paperwork needed, everything is online!
No health restrictions.
You select a plan that’s customized to your dental care.
You pay a small annual fee instead of a high monthly premium.
Dental Insurance
There are spending limits and deductibles.
Can take weeks to complete paperwork to establish a policy.
Lots of paperwork, which often requires waiting for the mail. Plus, there are waiting periods for many dental procedures.
Some restrictions on dental care for pre-existing conditions.
Many dental procedures are not covered.
Monthly premiums can be very high.

How much you can save with Aetna Dental Access Discount Plan

With Aetna Dental Access Discount Plan you will enjoy significant discounts for most of dental procedures: preventative dental care, major dental care, specialty treatment and cosmetic services. Here’s an example fee schedule:

Description Regular Cost Aetna Cost $ Savings % Savings
Adult Cleaning $129 $39 $90 70%
Child Cleaning $92 $32 $60 65%
Routine Checkup $76 $19 $57 75%
Four Bitewing X-rays $87 $26 $61 70%
Composite (White) Filling Code $207 $66 $141 68%
Crown (porcelain fused to high noble metal) $1,461 $589 $872 60%
Complete Upper Denture $2,118 $747 $1,371 65%
Molar Root Canal $1,415 $508 $907 64%
Extraction (single tooth) $246 $67 $179 73%

Questions & Answers

What is a dental discount plan?

A dental discount plan, also known as a dental savings plan, is an alternative to standard dental insurance. With one of these plans, you pay an annual fee in order to get discounts on your dental care of up to 60%.

Can I use my dental discount plan and my dental insurance together?

Yes. You can simultaneously have a dental discount plan and dental insurance and use them together to maximize your savings, as long as you’ve reached your dental insurance annual maximum. Also, you’re not able to use your insurance and a discount plan on the same procedure (according to insurance rules).

Your dentist can help you navigate the ins and outs of your specific dental insurance and discount plan and how you can use them together.

Am I limited on how many times I can get a discount with my membership card?

No, there are no limits — period. You can get a discount every single time you receive dental care.

Do I have to file a claim or complete paperwork after going to the dentist?

No, you simply show your membership card when you receive dental care and the discount is applied in-office. This means no need to fill out paperwork or file a claim and then wait for a reimbursement.

Where can I use my membership card?

Your dental discount plan membership card is valid and accepted at any dentist in-network. To see what dental professionals are in the network, you can check out Aetna’s search tool (choose the “Find Dentists” option).

Can I still get a discount with an out-of-network dentist?

No, unfortunately not. But if your dentist is out-of-network, you can suggest they join the network. They just have to contact Aetna to start the process.

What is a fee schedule?

A fee schedule is just a list of standard fees that a dental professional will charge to patients depending on the care they receive. For example, if you get a dental cleaning, there are set fees associated with that care.

The main purpose for a fee schedule is so the dentist can bill the insurance company for reimbursement.

Are dental implants, braces and other cosmetic procedures covered by a discount dental plan?

It’s difficult to give a simple “yes” or “no” here. Many discount plans can cover dental implants, braces, veneers, and other cosmetic procedures. For help with this, you can contact :DentalPlans’ Customer Service Department at 888-632-5353.

How do dentists benefit from accepting dental discount plans?

It may seem strange why a dentist would opt to receive less money for doing the same type of dental care (remember, dental discount plans don’t offer reimbursements). The reason dentists join a discount plan network is to attract more patients — the more affordable a dentist is, the more people will flock to their office. In this case, both the patient and the dentist benefit.

Are there any promos I can take advantage of?

Yep! Right now, we have a special promotion for Authority Dental readers only. Use the coupon code AUTH10 at checkout and you’ll get 10% off and two months free (applies to any plan).

Do you offer a money-back guarantee?

Yes, through DentalPlans.com, there is a 30-day money back guarantee (minus the $20 processing fee). This applies any dental discount plan you chose. For more info, you can either call :DentalPlans 1-844-473-9852 or read their Refund And Cancellation Policy.

How can I get started with a dental discount plan?

Here’s a step-by-step guide to signing up for a plan:
  1. Visit DentalPlans.com
  2. Choose the dental procedure you need
  3. Enter your ZIP code and choose either a family plan or an individual plan
  4. Then you can compare the plans customized for you, even seeing the actual numbers side-by-side and how much you could save

Before you do that, you can visit the Savings Calculator to see how fast your savings will stack up. You fill out a short form that asks:

  • Who is the plan for?
  • Are you looking for a specific procedure?
  • Your ZIP code
  • Your email address

I have more questions. Where can I find the answers?

Questions are great — that means you’re very thorough. The best and most efficient way to get all of your questions answered and to get help signing up for a plan, you can call the :DentalPlans Customer Service Department at 888-632-5353.