Careington Dental For Veterans   

For United States Military Veterans & Their Households.  Save Immediately 20% to 60%.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. What is the cost of the plan and how do I sign up?
2. Who may be included on my plan?
3. How long has Careington been in business?
4. I need dental work NOW! Are existing conditions accepted?
5. Can you tell me the total cost for the dental work I need?
6. What are the requirements of the Careington plan?
7. When will I be able to use the plan once I sign up?
8. When will I get a card?
9. How much can I expect to save with the dental plan?
10. How does a dentist qualify for the Careington provider network?
11. What if I want to change dentists?
12. What type of emergency service do I have?
13. Can the Careington plan work with dental insurance plan?
14. How do I use the plan . . . or "how does the plan work?"


Q1.  What is the cost of the plan and how do I sign up?

One person - $9.95/month, 2 people - $14.95/month, Household (3+) - $17.95/month
Pay annually and save 17%.

Q2.  Who may be included on my plan?

Anyone living within your household may be included on your plan. You may also include elderly parents or anyone else in your care.

Q3.  How long has Careington been in business?

In 1979, two doctors founded a member network that helped both companies and individuals. They amassed a fraternity of dentists who agreed to charge considerably lower fees to their patient members . . . and it worked! Today, Careington is over 8,000,000 members strong, and growing fast.

Q4.  I need dental work NOW! Are existing conditions accepted?

Yes, current dental conditions are accepted immediately. The only exception is for work already in progress.

If you have dental work that has already begun (for example, braces), then plan discounts will not apply to that specific procedure.

Note: a simple diagnosis or planned treatment are not considered "work in progress."

Q5.  Can you tell me the total cost for the dental work I need?

We are not dentists, so we are unable to diagnose the exact procedures you may need.

However, the Schedule of Discounts for your state (See Your Savings) gives you exact discounted fees for over 100 dental procedures, listed by ADA code. (ADA = American Dental Association.)

If you have an itemized treatment plan and price from another dentist, you can compare it to the Careington Schedule of Discounts to calculate your savings (20% to 60%). Otherwise, only a dentist can give you a true estimate based on his or her examination to identify the exact dental procedures you need.

If extensive and costly work is required, consumer advocates usually recommend that you obtain a second dental opinion. This is no problem for Careington dental plan members, as no referral is required to seek care from any other participating dentist in the plan.

Q6.  What are the requirements of the Careington plan?

The main requirement of the Careington dental plan are that you must go to a Careington provider on the list. The Careington providers are carefully screened, credentialed, and selected.

Everyone wants good quality dental care at an affordable price. Careington Dental is a program that can fill that void.

Q7.  When will I be able to use the plan once I sign up?

Your dental plan membership begins on the first of the month you select, either the first of this current month or the first of the following month.

If you wish to start ASAP, then select "immediately." Within 30 minutes of applying online, you are sent temporary e-mail ID.

Note: you may start using the Vision Plan (included) once you receive your ID card via mail in about 10 business days

Q8.  When will I get a card?

You are sent a temporary e-mail ID immediately.

You should receive your Membership packet with all Member ID cards within 10 business days

Q9.  How much can I expect to save with the Dental Plan?

You save 20% to 60% on nearly all dental care. There are no annual limits on use or savings.

Q10.  How does a dentist qualify to join the Careington provider network?

Dentists must meet Careington's highly selective credentialing process which is based on education, background, location, office facilities, and other requirements.

Q11.  What if I want to change dentists?

You are free to seek care from any participating dentist in the network. If you wish to change dentists, simply call the new dental office for an appointment and let them know that you are a Careington plan member.

Note: You should complete dental work in progress by your current dentist (if any), because the new dental office will not take over another dentist's unfinished work.

Q12.  What type of emergency service do I have?

In case of an emergency, Plan members should contact their usual plan dentist. If he/she is unavailable, contact Careington Member Service and they will assist you in locating another dentist ASAP.

Q13.  Can the Careington plan work with dental insurance plans?

Careington can work with a dental indemnity program, where you can go to any dentist. However, Careington will not work with an HMO, PPO, or another discount plan.

In order to receive discounts, you must first go to a Careington plan network dentist. After paying the reduced fees, you then file a claim with your dental indemnity company.

Q14.  How do I use the plan . . . or "how does the plan work?"

The plan is easy to use. There are no forms to file. As a dental plan member  . . .

(1)  your fees are discounted on nearly all dental procedures,

(2)  when you go to a participating Careington Plan Dentist.

Your savings are 20% to 60% at a participating General Dentist ("GD"). You save 20% at a participating Specialist ("SP").



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A discount dental plan, not dental insurance.