Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Participating in a Dental Savings Plan

With the joint venture of Henry Schein One, Henry Schein has partnered with other companies to help your office in provide your patients the best possible experience. One of those companies is provides patients a way to purchase a dental savings plan. There is an increasing need for these types of plans, especially for patients who do not have dental insurance provided by their employer, are self-employed, or are retired. offers 30 savings plans with over 20 well-known network partners, and some plans also have additional benefits like vision and prescription savings.

These savings plans are a good choice for patients because unlike traditional insurance, there are no plan maximums and no restrictions for age or frequency. After paying a yearly fee, patients receive discounted fees for procedures, which can help them afford the dental treatment they need.

Participating with dental savings plans are a good choice for your office too. By making dental treatment affordable, you can help to increase case acceptance. You can create a fee schedule in Dentrix for the savings plan, and when you print a treatment case, you can select Compare to Fee Schedule to show the patient the difference between your office fee and the discounted fee they will receive.

I’ve found this to be a good tool when presenting a treatment plan to increase case acceptance.

When you partner with, your office will also receive free marketing. Your office will be listed on their website’s search results when potential patients search by dentist name or practice location, which can help generate new patients. Also, by partnering with, your office will move to the top of their provider list, increasing your exposure.

Another benefit of your office accepting dental savings plans is that there are no insurance claim forms to file, which saves you time. And because patients on a savings plan pay at the time of service, that will help your accounts receivable and reduce timely and costly collection processes.

One final reason to think about partnering with versus offering an in-office discount plan, is that your staff doesn’t have to keep up with patient payments for these for plans.

I encourage you to visit and consider implementing these dental savings plans for your patients.

Please contact me with any questions at

Charlotte Skaggs, Certified Dentrix Trainer

Charlotte Skaggs is the founder of Vector Dental Consulting LLC, a practice management firm focused on taking offices to the next level. Charlotte co-owned and managed a successful dental practice with her husband for 17 years. She has a unique approach to consulting based on the perspective of a practice owner. Charlotte has been using Dentrix for almost 20 years and is a certified Dentrix trainer. Contact Charlotte at

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