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?


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.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
I traveled 3 hours for dental procedures at this facility. My appointments were always on time and the staff and dentist were great!
Delaina B.
The staff and Dr Chen stayed open just so they could take care of my daughter. Chloe really made this appointment possible! They were very patient and kind to her. They went out of their way to help […]
Shannon F.
Sweet and kind dentist
Joel M.
Very friendly and efficient. Prompt service. Didn’t push unnecessary products or procedures
Peter G.
Office staff is great, comfortable and educated with great knowledge of assistance in the field of dental issues.
Pebbles V.
Personal experience.
Phyllis J.
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 Leci and Chloe for their professionalism.
Dave D.
I have found the entire staff to be kind and caring! Jennifer is always helpful and kind and Judy rocks!!!
Stacie S.
Very nice people
Donald M.
Most professional office staff, the BEST hygienist and my very favorite dentist, Dr Torres!
Patricia P.
Dr. Torres is a dynamo and my hygenist is professional and friendly.
Patricia P.
The staff is wonderful!
Chris E.
Very professional staff and the doctors explained all my options and cost before my procedures.
Robert O.
Professional yet personal. All questions were answered to my satisfaction. My comfort was considered in the treatment plan. Felt proper technique was maintained. Clean and comfortable environment.
Donna R.
Dr .Chan and his assistant Melissa are an awesome team , they did and still are (in progress) doing a fantastic job on my husband Adam’s teeth. Will recommend Advanced Dental to my friends and […]
Elizabeth W.
Every staff member from reception is to dental assistance back to check out are very polite kind caring and friendly. And my dentist Dr. Torres well he’s the greatest very knowledgeable patient […]
Brenda J.
Excellent skills of the dentist (Torres) and dental assistant (Chloe) and their prompt and courteous service.
Cynthia N.
Really love Sara my hygienist and Dr.Torres explains every detail of procedures very clearly.
Susan L.
Love the staff!!!
Susan L.
My teeth cleaning was awesome. The tech that cleaned my teeth was professional, polite and very knowledgeable about her profession
Douglas R.
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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Office Hours
  • 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 - 3:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (352) 433-4934
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