Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road
3040 SW 27th Avenue, Suite 101, Ocala, FL 34471

Dental Insurance Plans in America – Are You Getting Dental Health Care?

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Good oral health is integral to good overall physical health, but many people who need dental care can’t afford dental insurance plans. Authorities estimate that 126.7 million people in America currently have no dental coverage. Due to high out-of-pocket treatment costs, many are forced to neglect their oral health and suffer the consequences.

Dental Insurance Trends Over the Years

In 1995, the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System survey, conducted by the Centers for Disease Control, found that 44 percent of participants reported having no dental coverage. By 2012, the number of uninsured Americans only dropped to 42 percent. In the late 2000s, rising health care expenditures and economic crisis placed a great burden on the insurance industry. Employers became increasingly reluctant to provide dental insurance for their workers. Under recently instituted health care reform laws, children and adults are not required to purchase dental policies, but some states offer bundled or separate dental plans through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Currently, 97 percent of dental benefits are provided through separate dental policies that offer comprehensive preventative care benefits, but only partially cover major treatment expenses.

Dental Care Options for the Uninsured

If you can’t get dental coverage through your job or government subsidized programs, paying for dental treatment can be a challenge. However, there are options. As the number of people who are unable to afford regular dental visits has increased, the number of dentists has also continued to increase. This is good news for patients who are without dental insurance because dentists are working harder to find new ways to make services more affordable. Most dentists offer or accept savings plans such as DentRite and many are now offering new patient specials that include perks like free first visits, discounted treatments, and some even offer in-house or third party financing like Care Credit with reasonable payment plans.

Even though the cost of regular dental care can be expensive, it is important to continue going to the dentist because preventative care is much more affordable than putting problems off until they require treatment.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Ocala, call Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road today at (352) 433-4934 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Ocala. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road.

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Patient Reviews
Great teeth cleaning and the hygienist was very friendly
Yelitza M.
My family and I love the staff and especially the office manager. She makes sure that we are taking care of and the environment is family friendly. We love our dentist family❤️
Isaac W.
Caring, skilled professional staff that takes great care of their patients!
Barbara K.
Friendly staff, prompt appointment time, treatment plan explained, scheduling for services easy.
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All the staff, from the front desk, to financial, to hygenists, to Dr. Larkin, have all been exceptional. They have consistently made my children feel comfortable and safe (my daughter actually said […]
Brynne L.
Everyone at Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road is professional, friendly and courteous. Thanks especially to Dr. Torres for his attention to detail, and to Jenny for her precision and knowledge.
Dave D.
Very professional staff and the doctors explained all my options and cost before my procedures.
Robert O.
I am completely satisfied with the level of atention and care I’ve gotten from both the staff and Dentist.
John B.
Jennifer and Melissa are the Best, very Helpful… i Highly recommend this office!
Paula R.
The staff is wonderful!
Chris E.
My daughter loves visiting all the wonderful ladies in the office.
Cortney L.
The perio team, Dr. Reddy, Marie,and Jennifer were wonderful and made me feel really comfortable!
Elizabeth V.
Absolutely love Sara she does an amazing job on my teeth- I’m very happy with the service they provide!
Annie B.
The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable.
Janet W.
Dr. Ospina and his staff did a terrific job with the extraction of my tooth in preparation for and implant.
Dale V.
Dr. Ospina and his staff did a terrific job with a tooth extraction in preparation for an implant. The entire process was thorough, efficient and overall pleasant considering the type of work done.
Dale V.
Excellent staff. Good doctors.
Susan L.
Office staff is great, comfortable and educated with great knowledge of assistance in the field of dental issues.
Pebbles V.
I have found the entire staff to be kind and caring! Jennifer is always helpful and kind and Judy rocks!!!
Stacie S.
I am so impressed with the friendliness of the staff, and the quality of the doctor’s. In this crazy world, it is really reassuring to find someplace I can trust.
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We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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  • Monday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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