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Another year is coming to a close, and that means another year of insurance benefits is about to expire. If you haven’t taken advantage of your dental insurance yet, that’s okay, but the year is almost over, so the time to use them is now. To help you prepare, we’ve put together some information about how dental insurance works at our practice.



We are excited to offer our patients without dental insurance a great opportunity to have healthy and beautiful smiles with our Joplin Family Dental Plan (an in-office savings plan).

It is not insurance so there are no: claim forms, deductibles, waiting periods, pre-authorizations or yearly limitations. There are no hassles because you will be working with our professional dental team instead of an insurance company! 

There are unlimited benefits. Your savings are easily and quickly calculated and begin immediately once you become a member. The Joplin Family Dental Plan annual membership fee is $349 for the initial family member and only $249 for each additional family member.

Membership benefits include: two free routine cleanings a year (value of $200) | exam (up to two per year – value of $100) | x-rays needed for annual exam (value of $185) | $25 emergency exam (not including x-rays) (value of $90) | fluoride treatment (1 per year for children under 14) (value of $40)

Additional Savings: $100 for teeth whitening | 50% for additional x-rays | 50% for sedation (patients 16 and over) | 15% for general and major dental procedures | 5% for implants and implant restorations | 5% for orthodontic care | 5% for all over-the-counter products

(If using Care Credit with your JFD Plan, savings will be reduced from 15% to 5% for general and major procedures. Orthodontic treatment, implants and implant restorations are exempt from savings when using Care Credit.)


Care Credit is a third party financial company that has helped many of our patients budget dental expenses. Care Credit offers 12 month interest-free payment plans with approved credit. It is easy to apply. Complete the Care Credit form below to see how dental expenses can fit into your monthly budget.


Our knowledgeable patient coordinators will submit your insurance claim for you electronically to minimize delays. 

Each insurance company has a contract with your employer to determine the amount of your reimbursement. We do our best to estimate the amount the insurance company will reimburse and your remaining financial responsibility. 


If you have more questions regarding your insurance and how to use it, just stop by our Joplin Dental office located at 4402 E. 32nd Street in Suite B! We can answer all the questions you have and get you on the right path to affordable dental care!

Take advantage of those benefits while there’s still time left in the year!