Discount Dental Cards Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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When can I access the savings after I purchase my plan?

Careington plans can be used immediately following purchase, even if you sign up from the dentist's waiting room. A temporary ID will allow you to avail of savings right away. Aetna Dental Access becomes active 7-10 days after purchase.

What do I do in the case of a dental emergency?

Careington plans are a better choice for dental emergencies because savings can be accessed immediately. Call an in-network provider to take care of your needs.

How much money will I save with this plan?

Depending on the plan you choose and the procedures you need, savings will be between 15 and 60 %.

How do I find out how much I will need to pay the dentist?

Careington plans can be checked online before going to the dentist so you know the fee schedule and have no surprises.

Can I get a refund?

Absolutely, within 30 days and minus a processng fee.

How does a dental discount plan work?

A complete description of how such plans work can be found on the page entitled "How It Works".

Member Questions

How long does sign up take?

Becoming a member takes about 5 minutes online or by phone. Only basic information is needed.

Can I include others in my plan?

You can include anyone who lives in your household on this policy.

Plan Usage Questions

When does my card arrive?

Temporary cards are given immediately. Permanent ones arrive in 5-10 business days.

Are there guidelines about how often I can see the dentist each year?

Dental discount cards usage are unlimited, so go as often as you'd like.

Can I combine your plan with other dental plans?

In some cases, discount cards can be used in conjunction with dental insurance. This will lower your out-of-pocket amount and the amount the insurer has to pay.

How long have your card companies been in business?

Careington has been in business since 1979 and has a loyal following. Aetna is more than a century old being founded in the late 1800s.

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