What is a Dental Membership?

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What is a Dental Membership?

According to the ADA, one of the biggest reasons most people don’t go to the dentist is cost. As a result, patients often wait a long time before completing simple preventive work that can prevent more expensive procedures later due to neglect.

Dental membership plans are an alternative to dental insurance that allows individuals and families who don’t have dental insurance to receive quality dental care at a reduced cost. Patients pay an annual membership fee directly to their dental practice for preventative care and discounts off other treatments. 

Can I See a Dentist Without Insurance?

Yes. You can see the dentist without insurance, but you’ll be paying out of pocket for the services you receive. 

What’s the Difference Between Dental Insurance and a Dental Membership?

While dental insurance and dental membership are both helpful in reducing your total dental costs, they vary significantly in terms of the benefits you get and how much you pay for the coverage.

Dental insurance plans typically have deductibles, co-pays, waiting periods, and policy maximums, while dental membership plans have none. Also, dental insurance premiums can cost as much as $450 a year, even if you purchase insurance through your employer, while dental membership plans often cost $20 to $30 per month.

Even though most dental insurance plans include 100% coverage for preventive dentistry, you’ll typically have to pay a portion of the charge for more extensive care. An advantage of a dental membership plan is that there’s no limit to the amount of care you can get during the year. Your membership fees cover 100% of the cost of the included services, and you enjoy a 15% discount on any additional services. 

What Does a Dental Membership Include?

At Thrive Dental Studio, we offer a comprehensive dental membership plan that gives you access to the personalized preventive care you need, all at an annual fee of $399. For periodontal patients that require extra time on their cleanings, it is $449. Our affordable plan includes the following services at no extra charge:

  • 1 Full Set of X-Rays
  • 1 Full Set of Bitewings
  • 2 Teeth Cleanings per Year
  • 2 Dental Exams per Year
  • 2 Fluoride Treatments per Year
  • All other services are provided at a 15% discount

Benefits of a Dental Membership

Thrive Dental Studio membership plans come with the following benefits:

  • Available to anyone no matter your oral health status
  • Get necessary dental care without insurance
  • Access simple, affordable, and personalized care
  • Gain benefits immediately upon signing-up
  • Bypass the costs and hassles of insurance—no deductibles, waiting periods, claims denials, or paperwork.
  • Payment options – we provide flexible payment options and third-party financing through CareCredit®. 

Enroll For Thrive Dental Studio Membership Plan and Start Saving Today!

At Thrive Dental  Studio, we believe that everyone deserves to have access to high-quality dental care without insurance, and that’s why we offer a dental membership plan that is simple, comprehensive, and affordable. Contact us today to start saving on your dental care!


Dan Figueiredo, DMD

Dan Figueiredo, DMD

Dr. Dan Figueiredo, a graduate of Tufts University School of Dentistry, blends his artistic talent and scientific acumen to provide high-quality, patient-centric dental care in Maine. Recognized for his transparent communication and his commitment to continuous learning, he stays abreast of the latest dental advancements through regular attendance at esteemed dental institutes and continuous education courses. Beyond his practice, he passionately embraces Maine’s outdoor heritage, participating in competitive trap and sporting clays shooting, engaging in seasonal outdoor activities, and eagerly anticipating his next international travel adventure.