My friend, Dr. Alan Mead, a dentist in Saginaw, Michigan recently blogged about dental “insurance.” I put “insurance” in quotes because there is no such thing as dental insurance. Rather, it is a pre-paid dental benefit plan. And, that’s what we call it in my own practice. We do not call it “insurance.”
Dr. Alan Mead wrote an EXCELLENT blog article explaining how dental insurance is like getting a gift card from a control freak. His metaphor is perfect and he expounds on it eloquently and logically.
I recommend all dentists read this and consider how they might use this metaphor in explaining benefits to patients. Click on the link below: