The use of dental discount cards nationwide is on the rise and with it, an increase in the level of opinions around their use and the people who use them. There is a prevailing impression around dental discount cards that they are the preserve of the poor and workless, or at least the people in low-paying jobs that have no benefits package to speak of. And while it is true that for some people dental discount cards represent an alternative to the dental insurance that is priced beyond their reach, it’s not the whole story.
There is no getting away from the fact that, whatever people may think about discount shopping, it is important to make savings where you can. Increasingly in the present day, price rises in stores and elsewhere are outstripping any increases in wages and leaving people in a bad position when it comes to affording the things that they need. Finding savings has become something people have to think about even if they are in an income group that hasn’t traditionally had to worry about it.
With this being the case, it’s important to prioritise what you are spending money on. For a great many people, this will mean that their priority spending will be on the bare essentials such as medical care. One way that you can save money and still get high priority care is to invest in a discount dental card. However, many people assume, automatically upon hearing the word “discount”, that they will get second-class treatment from their dentist. This is not the case.
The truth about dental discount cards and the reasons dentists accept them is really a lot simpler and less sinister than many people would have you believe. In signing up to become a provider who supports dental discount cards, a dentist will ensure that they are covered and will not make any loss by treating card-holding patients. Not to mention the fact that it is absurd to even suggest that a dentist would provide poor treatment to any patient, given the importance of reputation in the industry.
No dentist who is signing up to treat patients who hold dental discount plans will lose out financially for doing so. They will, in fact, attract more patients and will be more than adequately financially compensated for every treatment that they give. So if you have any preconceptions around dentists providing lower quality treatment, cast them aside. They’re unfounded and they really have no place in reality.