Today, more and more people are looking for alternative options for free or low cost dental care. According to the National Association of Dental Plans, 36% of Americans have no basic dental insurance. That’s an estimated 108-114 million Americans with no basic coverage! It’s not an exaggeration to say that access to low cost dental care is a pressing need for millions of people in the United States.
Part of the reason for this is that the Affordable Care Act does not include a required benefit for dental care if you are an adult. It should be noted, however, that children do have dental coverage on all ACA plans. The need for Americans to visit the dentist hasn’t diminished. These statistics show the most common reasons why people go to the dentist — cavities:
It’s clear from the these examples that our need to see a dentist is greater than ever. Many people are unable to afford dental care because it’s either too expensive or not covered by their insurance plans. Penn Dental Medicine is proud to offer low cost dental services as part of our mission as a dental school. This has made it possible for many people to access high quality dental care when they otherwise wouldn’t have the resources to do so.
Penn Dental Medicine also accepts most insurances and all Medicaid plans offered to residents of Southeastern Pennsylvania. You can also consider financing options through Care Credit, a third-party provider.
Call Penn Dental Medicine today at 215-898-8965 to learn more about low cost dental care near you if you’re in the Greater Philadelphia area or New Jersey. We look forward to scheduling your first visit with us!