Category: Dental Insurance

Various financial products and services are available to help consumers make the costs of dental care more affordable. Examples include:

– PPO dental insurance
– A dental health maintenance organization, or DHMO
– Discount dental plans or cards

You can learn about all of these topics in this section of our blog.

The Major Warning Signs of Impacted Wisdom Teeth

August 18th, 2015 by

Deep in the back of the mouth lie the third molars, more commonly called the wisdom teeth, and despite their friendly-sounding moniker, these teeth are notorious for causing pain and potentially dangerous dental complications. For this reason, most dental experts […]

Dental Emergency Room Visits On the Rise

July 28th, 2015 by

If you haven’t already heard about the rising number of ER visits for dental injuries or other emergencies across the U.S., do yourself a favor and look it up. No time for that? Here’s a quick summary: According to an […]

SCOTUS Ruling on ACA is Great News for Kids’ Teeth

July 16th, 2015 by

Teeth are having a good run at the Supreme Court this year. SCOTUS has handed down decisions in two cases involving oral health during 2015. In one of those cases, decided at the end of February, the North Carolina State […]

Dental PPO Waiting Periods

June 5th, 2015 by

Dental PPOs (preferred provider organizations) are a type of dental plan that are very popular with both consumers and dentists. Nearly 3 out of 4 new dental insurance plans sold today is a PPO plan, according to PPOs help you […]

Dental Network Tips

March 28th, 2015 by
Dental Network Concept

Some people think buying dental insurance also means having to get a new dentist. The truth is, it depends.There are many dental networks in the US, and using a dental plan that has a network doesn’t always mean you will […]

Not Your Grandparents’ Insurance

December 2nd, 2014 by
Much has changed in the US insurance industry over the past 50 years.

Way back in 1964, a man named Van Kelsey, who had started selling life insurance door-to-door in the late 1940s, founded Kelsey National Corporation (KNC). This year, KNC is proud to be celebrating its golden anniversary – 50 years of […]

9 Graphs that Help Reveal the State of Oral Health in the US

September 29th, 2014 by

Check out these mini infographics, which help explain the current state of oral health in the US. [Click images for larger versions.] For more mini infographics, smile quotes, and other dental divertissements, follow us on Facebook.

Dental Insurance Terms

August 20th, 2014 by

Need a little help getting the most out of your dental insurance? Along with this blog, check out our Dental Resources. You’ll find sections on Dental Insurance 101, Dental Insurance Terminology, Insurance Types, and loads of articles about dental and oral care topics. The […]

Why Dental Insurance is Important

August 15th, 2014 by
Prevent vs. Restore

The Affordable Care Act mandates dental coverage for children 18 and younger, but it leaves adults to fend for themselves where oral health is concerned. That’s a shame. The connection between oral health and overall health is well documented, and […]

PPO Dental Insurance Growing More Attractive to Consumers and Dentists

July 30th, 2014 by

According to, nearly 3 out of 4 new dental insurance plans sold today is a preferred provider organization (PPO) plan. This statistic alone speaks volumes about the desirability of PPO dental insurance. But it isn’t just consumers who are eager […]