Harold Stern, DDS, PC | Low Cost Dental Plan in Forest Hills

Harold Stern, DDS, PC

 

General & Cosmetic Dentistry

(718) 261-6464         

Low Cost Dental Plan
 

Discounted Dental Treatment Plans in Howard Beach, NY

Routine preventive dental care is important to your oral and overall health, but not everyone can afford to pay the exorbitant coverage prices set forth by insurance companies. Even changes made under the Affordable Care Act have had little impact on lowering dental insurance costs.

 The good news is that Dr. Harold Stern and his team at Howard Beach Dental have invested in a direct dental plan through Doctors Network, which provides our patients with affordable dentistry. Our plan significantly reduces the overall costs of dental health care and provides much-needed peace of mind to patients without dental insurance.

More Affordable Care at Howard Beach Dental

Unlike insurance companies that limit the number of preventive visits they will cover, our discounted dental plan grants you unlimited access to exams, cleanings, X-rays, and other preventive dentistry options. It also reduces the costs of other procedures you may need, including dental fillings, crowns, Invisalign®, teeth-whitening, dental implants, and more.

All Howard Beach Dental patients are eligible for the direct dental plan. Simply pay a one-time activation fee and low monthly fee of $39.99, with no hidden costs or last-minute surcharges to worry about. With the plan, you can attend necessary exams and cleanings for only $25 per visit, and receive discounts of up to 80% on restorative and cosmetic dentistry procedures. 

The Advantages of Our Direct Dental Plan

Dental insurance is expensive, and in many cases, doesn’t cover much of your dental treatment. However, not having dental insurance makes vital dental care even more expensive and out-of-reach. Paying out-of-pocket can make simple, routine care too expensive to afford, and lack of care can lead to increasingly more serious dental health issues.

With our direct plan, provided through Doctors Network, patients at our Howard Beach dentist’s office can now receive the preventive care they need without breaking the bank, and without the hassle of dealing with an insurance company.

Find Out How to Join By Calling Us Today!

Please remember that Howard Beach Dental’s direct dental plan is not a dental insurance plan, and Doctors Network is not an insurance company. The plan is not meant to replace existing insurance coverage. To learn more about the plan, or about Doctors Network, then visit http://www.doctorsnetwork.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for our direct dental plan, then contact Howard Beach Dental today, or call Doctors Network at 1-866-800-3168. When prompted, be sure to select Dr. Harold Stern as your dentist of choice!

 

 

 

FAQs: Direct Dental Plan vs. Dental Insurance

 

1. How is a direct dental plan different than insurance?

Dealing with dental insurance can be a hassle for many reasons. You rarely see who you’re dealing with, the total costs are often more than expected, and the coverage is frequently insufficient for the care you need. A direct dental plan eliminates this frustration by cutting out the middle-man and allowing you to pay for your dental care directly to the dentist providing it. It also makes all of your dental care more affordable by reducing costs of on every treatment option that we provide at Howard Beach Dental.

2. What are the membership costs?

Membership in Doctors Network requires creating an account for a low, one-time activation fee and monthly subscription fee of $39.99. Because the plan isn’t created by an insurance company, there are no hidden fees or surprise charges; just a simple subscription that grants you significant discounts on the high-quality dental care you deserve.

3. How does the plan work?

Insurance companies decide what treatments and what percentage of the costs they’ll cover based on complicated algorithms that have nothing to do with your personal dental needs. Our direct dental plan gives patients in and around Howard Beach, NY, a better and more affordable option. With the direct plan, all of our treatments are priced according to a fee schedule that all Doctors Network participants follow. You’ll never have to guess how much maintaining your smile will cost, or worry about what surprise charges will be added onto your bill.

4. How much do checkups and cleanings cost?

We encourage everyone to maintain a consistent schedule of checkups and cleanings at our Howard Beach dentist’s office to avoid the development of serious dental health issues. If you don’t have insurance, however, then even routine visits can quickly become too expensive to maintain consistently. With our direct dental plan, you can get discount dental cleanings that cost only $25 per visit.

5. What about cosmetic treatments, like teeth-whitening?

Insurance companies don’t consider cosmetic smile improvement a necessity, and therefore will not cover even simple touchups like professional teeth-whitening. Because we want all of our patients to be proud of their healthy, beautiful smiles, all of our cosmetic dental treatments are discounted through our direct dental plan (sometimes by up to 80%).

6. If I have a cavity, do I have to get a metal filling?

If you have a cavity, your insurance coverage may include some or all of your treatment, but you’ll have to settle for a conspicuous metal filling for it to be covered. Tooth-colored fillings are often safer and always more discreet, and with Dr. Harold Stern’s direct dental plan, you can enjoy the tooth filling of your choice at equally discounted costs. The same is true if you require more extensive restorative treatment, such as root canal therapy and/or a porcelain dental crown.

7. My insurance won’t cover dental implants; will my plan cover them?

Tooth loss can have a devastating effect on your oral health, your smile’s appearance, and your overall quality of life. Today, dental implants are well-known for their immediate and long-term benefits, such as improved comfort and support for your replacement teeth, as well as better preservation of your jawbone structure. If your insurance coverage won’t cover the costs of dental implants, then your direct dental plan with Howard Beach Dental can still make receiving them a more affordable option.

8. What if I have to cancel my account?

If, for any reason, you decide to deactivate your account, you can do so at any time by contacting Doctors Network. There is no contract for your direct dental plan, so you don’t have to pay an early termination fee. However, this direct dental plan is provided by your local dentist at a very reasonable cost in order to provide the best option for the community to preserve their oral health long term, and it is not meant for one-time or emergency treatments or for short term use. Doing so without a legitimate reason will be considered misuse of this great system.

9. Can I contact Doctors Network if I have more questions?

If you have more questions about Doctors Network, our direct dental health care plan, or how to sign up, then you can call (866) 800-3168 during normal business hours, or send an email to support@doctorsnetwork.com.

10. Where do I sign up?

When you’re ready to sign up, visit Doctors Network’s website at https://www.doctorsnetwork.com/ and follow the directions for joining! Be sure to select Dr. Harold Stern as your dentist in Howard Beach, NY 11414.

 
 
 
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