Nelson Dentistry Savings Plan Rules & Guidelines

What is it?

The Nelson Dentistry Savings Plan is an annual prepaid savings program for routine dental care that offers an extra discount on other treatment during that year. The Savings Plan is a way to support our patients’ commitment to their hygiene and preventative care and allows them to receive savings on quality dental treatment without annual maximums, pre-determinations, exclusions or waiting periods.

How does it work?

You pre-pay for your annual preventative services (exams, x-rays, and hygiene visits) and receive significant savings. The Nelson Dentistry Savings Plan lasts for one year starting the day you sign up and pay the plan fee, and ends that same day one year later. Plan members also receive 10% off dental treatment, including fillings, crowns, whitening, and other cosmetic procedures.*

The annual preventative plan is tailored for your optimal dental health. There are two plans: the Standard Plan and the Periodontal Plan. Whichever plan you are on is dependent upon your clinical hygiene diagnosis in accordance with the ADA protocols. This is determined by Dr. Nelson and your hygienist based upon the clinical findings from your x-rays and periodontal charting. With the Standard Plan, you would have 2 hygiene visits per year, with the Periodontal Plan you would have 4 hygiene visits per year, whichever is most appropriate to maintain your dental health.  

The Nelson Dentistry Savings Plan is not dental insurance but a prepaid savings program that can only be used at our office. It is only for patients who do not already have dental insurance; as it cannot be used in conjunction with regular dental insurance or workers' compensation. The annual membership fee is non-refundable and cannot be transferred or resold to another person. No refunds will be issued at any time if a participant decides not to utilize the savings plan. Our office ensures ample appointment time options within your one-year membership for your preventative appointments; however, it is the responsibility of the participant to either keep their originally pre-appointed visits or reschedule them within their one-year membership timeframe.

How is the Nelson Dentistry Savings Plan different than dental insurance?

With the Nelson Dentistry Savings Plan, all the dollars you spend for dental care go only towards your dental care. There are no waiting periods, annual maximums, deductibles, exclusions, pre-determinations, or downgrades. 

What about payments for treatment beyond what’s included?

You will receive 10% off any dental treatment you receive.* This payment is expected at the time of service in full unless a different financial arrangement has been made in advance. We accept cash, check or all major credit cards. We also offer two payment plan options: in-house financing and CareCredit. Please ask our front desk for further details. 

How do I sign up?

Please complete the Nelson Dentistry Savings Plan Application and deliver the application and your membership payment to our front desk either in person or via mail. 

Legal disclaimers

The Nelson Dentistry Savings Plan is not insurance but rather a payment arrangement provided by Nelson Dentistry for services rendered.  Memberships are provided exclusively to patients of our practice who do not have dental insurance. Our patients are electing to make a prepayment for preventative care in lieu of paying at the time of service. Payment for cosmetic or restorative treatment is due at the time of service, unless other financial arrangements have been arranged ahead of time. Membership dues must be current in order to receive services.  Membership discounts cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts. It is solely the patient’s responsibility to schedule and keep appointments. Under no circumstance will refunds be provided for membership fees paid, including failure to schedule and maintain appointments, or if a participant decides not to utilize the dental savings plan. Fees may change at any time. The one-year membership fee will not increase during a patient’s one-year membership but may change at the one-year renewal date.
 
Membership is only valid for treatment at Nelson Dentistry. It cannot be used for referrals to specialists or treatment at any other dental office. Nor is it used for treatment, which in the sole opinion of the treating dentist, lies outside the realm of his/her capability. 

*Discount is reduced by 5% when using CareCredit*

NELSON DENTISTRY SAVINGS PLAN OPTIONS

Standard Plan (for patients who do not have periodontal disease)            $399 / year

  • Two exams per year
  • Two prophylaxis cleanings per year
  • Two fluoride varnish applications
  • Annual Oral ID cancer screening
  • All needed dental x-rays as prescribed by Dr. Nelson

(regular office cost for the above-listed exams, cleanings, fluoride varnish, Oral ID cancer screening, and check-up x-rays is $498)

  • Two problem-focused (aka emergency)exams as needed
  • All dental treatment (fillings, crowns, extractions, bridges, implant crowns, night guards, scaling & root planing, sealants, retainers, partial and complete dentures, root canals, onlays, inlays, veneers, additional cleanings) discounted at 10%*

Periodontal Plan (for patients who have active periodontal disease) $599 / year 

  • Two exams per year
  • Four cleanings per year
  • Four fluoride varnish applications
  • Annual Oral ID cancer screening
  • All needed dental x-rays as prescribed by Dr. Nelson

(regular office cost for the above listed exams, cleanings, fluoride varnish, Oral ID cancer screening, and check-up x-rays is $784)

  • Two problem-focused (aka emergency) exams as needed
  • All dental treatment (fillings, crowns, extractions, bridges, implant crowns, night guards, scaling & root planing, sealants, retainers, partial and complete dentures, root canals, onlays, inlays, veneers) discounted at 10%*

*Discount is reduced by 5% when using CareCredit*

Click here to download and fill out your Nelson Dentistry Savings Plan Application