What is the Dental Savings Program?
The Dental Savings Program by Sampson Dentistry is an alternative to dental insurance, giving those without dental insurance a great opportunity to save lots of money on their dental care.
There are multiple discount programs in the Birmingham area, but not a single one that is uniquely structured like ours that has NO yearly up-front multiple hundred dollar costs associated with it. This is truly Birmingham Alabama’s best value in dental services.
What do you get?
- First and foremost, you will get top-notch dental care!
- “Promotion” prices…that don’t end!
- Discounted cleaning/exams – only $120 each time you get your teeth cleaned
- This includes your annual X-rays for FREE
- 20% off any additional treatment if necessary (the only exception to this is the fluoride varnish treatment which is $10)
- No waiting periods and no maximums
How does it work?
Basically, you reward your teeth by committing to regular dental care and we’ll reward your consistency with continual discounted prices. It’s as simple as that! So, it is a true win-win for your mouth and your pocketbook.
To get started, all you have to do is just call or show up and say you want in. There is NO INITIAL FEE to join and NO ANNUAL FEE to maintain participation. You can simply just begin your participation by showing up and partake in the membership benefits and discounted prices immediately.
Then, you can then keep these benefits indefinitely as long as you maintain a regular cleaning/check-up interval of at least once every six months. This is the only stipulation of our program in order to maintain membership. By staying consistent with your care, your dental issues should be less frequent and less severe which in turn lowers ours costs as well, so that’s how we are able to keep the discounts a rollin’.
Is this insurance?
No, this is not insurance. It is an in-house discount program that is exclusive to Sampson Dentistry. All benefits and discounts are valid at Sampson Dentistry alone.
How much does it cost?
There are no fees to take part in the program. The only requirement to remain in the program is to stay on a recall schedule of at least once every 6 months. The cost for that cleaning and exam appointment is $120.
Do I have to have my initial cleaning and exam prior to having any treatment done at the discounted prices?
No, if you have an issue that you’d like addressed immediately, we will gladly take care of that for you at the discounted price. Following that treatment, you would need to get on a regular cleaning and exam schedule of at least once every six months in order to maintain those discounts in future.
What if I don’t come every 6 months?
Maintaining regular cleanings and exams are critical to the success of this program and allowing for steep discounts. The program’s purpose is to encourage regular dental care and rewards you with discounts, but even more importantly, it rewards you with better dental health which means less frequent and smaller dental issues. If you choose not to come to the dentist once every 6 months, we are still more than happy to see you and provide you with great dental care, but you will not officially be a part of our Savings Program and therefore would be subject to our regular fees.
What if I still want to be a part of the Savings Program, but I miss my 6 month appointment?
This will be handled on a case by case basis based on previous history, but our policy would be to allow a 1-month grace period to get scheduled. If this is abused, we reserve the right to no longer allow participation in the program. One can rejoin the program should an extended period of absence occur, but there would be a $100 fee. Without this penalty, we would lessen the importance of regular care, which again is the whole point.
Is there anything that the discount does not apply to?
Yes, fluoride varnish treatment, which is $10. We think it’s worth it, but this is an elective treatment and it is not required to be in the program. All other treatment performed at Sampson Dentistry is eligible for the discount including cosmetic, whitening, TMJ, and orthodontic treatments.