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Smile brighter with big savings at over 238,000* available dental practice locations nationwide. Use your card over and over again to keep your teeth sparkling clean!
*As of March 2018. **Actual costs and savings vary by provider, service and geographical area.
|Procedure||Average Cost*||Average Cost with Aetna Dental Access*||Member Savings|
|Periodic Oral Exam||$70||$35||$35|
|Comprehensive Oral Exam||$108||$50||$58|
|X-Ray, Intraoral–Complete Series Including Bitewing||$163||$87||$76|
|X-Ray, Bitewings– Four Films||$79||$41||$38|
|X-Ray Panoramic Film||$139||$78||$61|
|Sealant Per Tooth||$72||$37||$35|
|Filling– 1 Surface Resin (White) Filling, Front (Anterior) Tooth||$200||$101||$99|
|Crown– Porcelain Fused to High Noble Metal (i.e. gold)||$1,278||$825||$453|
|Restorative Crown – Porcelain Fused to Noble Metal||$1,236||$790||$446|
|Root Canal Front Tooth (Anterior) Excluding Final Restoration||$860||$531||$329|
|Root Canal Premolar Tooth (Bicuspid), Excluding Final Restoration||$973||$632||$341|
|Root Canal Molar, Excluding Final Restoration||$1,189||$851||$338|
|Scaling/Root Planing Four or More Contiguous Teeth||$272||$162||$110|
|Periodontal Maintenance For Patients Who Have Been Previously Treated For Periodontal Disease||$166||$90||$76|
|Complete Upper Denture (Maxillary)||$1,528||$1,003||$525|
|Extraction of Erupted Tooth or Exposed Root - Includes Local Anesthesia and Suturing If Needed||$219||$99||$120|
|Comprehensive Orthodontic Treatment Child||$5,991||$3,549||$2,442|
*Actual costs and savings may vary by provider, service and geographic location. We use the average of negotiated fees from participating providers to determine the average costs, as shown on the chart. The select regional average cost represents the average fees for the procedures listed above in Los Angeles, Orlando, Chicago and New York City, as displayed in the cost of care tool as of June 2018.
Q. How does the dental plan work?
A. Participating dental providers are listed in the membership fulfillment kit; members may also call the toll-free number located on the back of the membership card Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time. When calling to schedule an appointment the member should identify him/herself as a member of the Aetna Dental Access® program. To receive the discount the member must present the membership card and pay the total discounted bill at the time of service.
Q. Is there a limit to the number of times the card can be used?
A. No. Members and their families may take advantage of the savings any time throughout the year. Members may also change dentists within the network whenever they choose.
Q. May this discount be combined with dental insurance?
A. In some cases, members may use both. If your insurance company allows you to submit claims after service, simply visit a participating dental provider, pay the discounted bill and submit the bill and claim to the insurance company. The net out-of-pocket cost will be lower because the insurance company would reimburse the member the percentage of the reduced bill as defined in their insured plan. If your insurance company does not allow the policyholder to submit claims, the discount dental can only be used for services not paid for by the insurance such as cosmetic dentistry or services after your annual maximum has been met.
Q. Is there someone that can answer questions about the card and services offered?
A. Yes. Simply call the toll-free number located on the back of the membership card Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Central and Saturday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Central. A member services representative is standing by to answer any questions.
"The main reason to forgo a dental visit for an oral health problem in the past six months was cost; 42% said they could not afford treatment or did not have insurance." CDC/National Center for Health Statistics, 2012
"The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that all children get a check-up with an orthodontic specialist no later than age 7." American Association of Orthodontists, 2012
"Overall, 61.6% of adults aged 18 and over last visited a dentist or other dental health professional within the past year." CDC/National Center for Health Statistics, 2012
"Between 2001 and 2011, among adults aged 18–64, the percentage not receiving needed dental care due to cost grew from 10% to 16%." CDC/National Center for Health Statistics, 2012
"More than one in three American adults (36%) have delayed or will delay dental care due to the uncertain U.S. economy and their lingering fears about their current financial situation." ORC International/Aspen Dental, 2013
"Half of Americans don’t receive regular oral health care." American Hygienist Association, 2013
"Spending for dental services increased 3.0 percent in 2012 to $110.9 billion." Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 2012
"More than 132 million children and adults still lack dental benefits coverage." National Association of Dental Plans/Delta Dental Plans Association, 2009
"The most commonly reported individual health-related service not received because of cost is dental care." U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2009
"An estimated $108 billion was spent on dental services in the United States in 2010." CDC/National Center for Health Statistics, 2011
Dental Benefit is not available to VT residents.
The discount program provides access to the Aetna Dental Access® network, which is administered by Aetna Life Insurance Company (ALIC). ALIC does not offer or administer the discount program, and is not an affiliate, agent or principal of the discount program. Dental providers are independent contractors and not employees or agents of ALIC. ALIC does not provide dental care or treatment and is not responsible for outcomes.