When dentists were asked if dental insurance is as broken as medical insurance, 70% of the dentist respondents believe the current system is not meeting the dental care needs of many Americans.
The other 30% think health insurance and dental benefits are very different and it’s not fair to compare the two.
An Arkansas general dentist replied, “Both answers above are correct. Dental insurance has never met the needs of most Americans, nor should it! I’d love to drive my car uninsured, have a wreck and then buy insurance that would repair or replace it. All insurance (medical, dental, fire, theft, etc.) should be to cover unexpected events. People are losing any sense of self-responsibility.”
Many of the dentists also feel that dental patients do not know the difference between real dental insurance and dental benefits and this is what leads to confusion.
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Dentists, what are your thoughts on the state of dental insurance?