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Buyer’s Guide for Dental Insurance and Discount Dental Plans

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Dental Insurance for Students

Dental insurance plans for students are both flexible and low cost. If you're a student looking for a dental plan please read the following on how to use our site to find the right plan for your needs.

I've had no dental issues since childhood.  Do I really need dental insurance?

There are a number of very good reasons why you should have some kind of student dental plan: regular checkups and cleanings are essential to maintaining good oral health and can help prevent small problems, like incoming wisdom teeth, from becoming larger ones later.  Preventive and diagnostic services are often covered at 100% with individual student dental insurance, and dentists rarely offer special discounts without insurance or affiliated coverage. Best to have some kind of student dental coverage than none.

What's the difference between private plans offered here and a student dental plan offered through my school?

Private dental insurance often includes more plan benefit options. Many of these plans can serve as a short term option for you while you are in school, allowing you to flexibly cancel when need be. Enter your age and zip code above to get your free quote to see a list of dental plans available in your area. You won't be looking for anything that is called a "student dental plan", but rather many of our plans will meet the needs of students. Read the Plan Details of any plans that interest you to make sure it works for you.

Will the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act allow me to remain on my parents' dental plan longer?

We have a number of carriers that have rewritten their requirements based on PPACA, though many require you be a full-time student to access dental coverage through ages 23-26.  If you are a student needing dental insurance, talk with your mom and dad (won't hurt to do the dishes and wash their cars) to see if they would be willing to keep or include you on their personal plan.

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