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There are 3 types of dental insurance:

1: Indemnity:  You are able to go to any dentist of your choice.  This dental insurance is normally offered by your employer.

               How it works:  These plans typically cover 100 percent of routine care (such as exam, x-rays and cleanings), 80 percent of
                minor procedures (such as fillings, root canals, deep cleanings and extractions) and 50 percent of major work (such as
                crowns, bridge, partials and dentures)
2:  Dental PPO:  A preferred-provider organization plan;  you are able to choose any dentist like the indemnity
       dental insurance or you can choose a dentist who is contracted with the insurance called in-network dentist.  This
       type of dental insurance is typically offered by your employer as well, but there or only a couple that you can get as
      individual dental insurance.  The cost is normally about $35 to $40 per month.
             How it works:  These plans typically cover 100 percent of routine care (such as exam, x-rays and cleanings), 80 percent of
             minor procedures (such as fillings, root canals, deep cleanings and extractions) and 50 percent of major work (such as crowns,
             bridges, partials and dentures).  Your coverage may vary for out-of network and in-network doctors.  Your dental office can
             check this for you.

3:  DHMO:  A dental health-maintenance organization plan.

 How it works:  You are not able to choose a dentist of your choice,  you have to choose a dentist within the    plan’s network only, and   you are not able to go to any other dentist unless you call your plan and have them change you to another office     which normally takes a month.  This type of plan is offered by your employer and some have individual coverage.  Routine services are usually fully covered. For minor and major services, there are co-payments that vary plan to plan and there are lots of services that are not covered because they are considered cosmetic or an upgrade.

In summary, you get the best coverage with indemnity and ppo dental insurance with less out of pocket cost, but your yearly coverage is limited to your dental insurance maximum for the year.

We offer monthly payment plans with no interest. Please call 323-771-7254 for more information.

By: Ladan Zinati


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  2. Angelina
    October 7, 2013

    This is a great post Dr. Z. It really makes you understand the difference between insurances out there.

    • admin
      October 20, 2013

      Thank you Angelina. A lot of people really don’t know what dental insurance is all about and what types there are they can choose from.

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  6. Gary R
    January 30, 2014

    This is a great article! I have for years tried to figure out the complex world of dental insurance, how to apply for coverage, the different options that are available and so on.

    • admin
      February 2, 2014

      Thank you Gary. I am glad my article was a great help to you in getting some answers about dental insurance.

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  8. micheline
    December 14, 2014

    I just wanted to tell you thank you for this post because last week I read it and it helped me a lot when my company was offering me dental insurance, I was able to choose the best one for me.

    • admin
      December 14, 2014

      I am so glad to be of help.

    • admin
      December 14, 2014

      I am so happy to be of help.

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