Maintaining good dental health is vital not only to your smile, but also to your overall wellbeing. However, without dental insurance or adequate coverage, many patients cannot afford to maintain a regular schedule of preventive care or pay for essential treatment if a dental issue develops. As your dental health worsens, the need for and costs of your treatment skyrocket even further.
At Harold Stern, DDS, PC, we know how important it is for families to receive routine dental care, so we’ve joined Doctors Network to help make it affordable for everyone. A direct dental plan with Doctors Network gives patients access to high-quality care at significantly reduced costs, which is especially great news for patients without dental insurance.
A Direct Dental Plan Takes the Guesswork Out of Your Dental Care
Unlike dental insurance, a direct dental plan with Dr. Stern and Doctors Network is a membership that gives you access to significant discounts on almost all of our services. Everyone can join for a low monthly fee of $39.99 and a one-time activation fee of the equal amount. The cost of membership is typically a fraction of most dental insurance premiums.
Patients who sign up for a direct dental plan through our office in Forest Hills can attend routine preventive exams and cleanings for only $25 per visit. This includes X-rays, when necessary, and the cost does not change no matter how many times you visit per year. When cosmetic or restorative treatment is required, the costs of your treatment will be discounted by up to 90%, including fillings, dental crowns, dental implants, Invisalign® and more.
Why Patients Need Doctors Network
The purpose of dental insurance is to help give you peace of mind by helping you keep your dental care costs manageable. Unfortunately, exorbitant fees can make it impossible for many families to secure adequate insurance, and the costs of treatment without it can be too much of a burden to bear. By keeping the costs of dental care manageable, Dr. Stern and Doctors Network can help more patients enjoy excellent dental health, as well as peace of mind knowing that they can afford to take care of their smiles.
The long-term benefit of being able to afford routine dental care is that you are significantly less likely to experience severe dental issues. As a result, you are also less likely to need more extensive treatment later. In addition to the upfront costs of routine care and treatment, a direct dental plan also helps families save money by reducing their need for costly dental restoration.
Sign Up for a Direct Dental Plan with Dr. Stern
Dr. Stern, our team, and the experts at Doctors Network share the common goal of making dental care simpler, more affordable, and more attainable for all of our patients. Please note that a direct dental plan is not insurance, and is not designed to replace your existing coverage. We offer this direct dental plan to help reduce your out-of-pocket expenses and therefore maintain your oral health.
If you have questions about Doctors Network, or are ready to sign up, then contact Dr. Stern at Harold Stern, DDS, PC today, or call Doctors Network at 1-866-800-3168.
Dr. Stern graduated from NYU College of Dentistry in 2002. Prior to dental school, he graduated from Queens College with honors. He completed a post graduate residency in the Department of Dentistry and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Woodhull Medical Center. Since he began practicing dentistry, Dr. Stern has kept up to date on many continuing educational classes, ensuring that his patients receive the most comprehensive and advanced dental care. Dr Stern is proficient in crowns, bridges, teeth bleaching, bonding and many other aspects of dentistry. Dr. Stern also has advanced knowledge in invislign braces and lumineers. Dr Stern is a member of the ADA, NYSDA and Queens county dental society.
Family Dental Care for Patients of all Ages in Forest Hills, NY
General dental care is as important to your smile as taking care of your teeth at home. For example, checkups and cleanings are necessary to prevent dental health complications such as tooth decay and gum disease. At our Forest Hills, NY dental office, Dr. Stern and our team offer a wide range of family dental services to help your family enjoy a lifetime of beautiful, healthy smiles.
The Necessity for General Dentistry
In both your oral and overall health, prevention is vital. Therefore, the primary focus of general dentistry is preventing dental diseases from developing in the first place. Besides keeping your teeth clean with good hygiene, professional dental cleanings and check-ups help stop the development of bacteria-rich plaque. Other treatments, such as scaling and root planing (deep cleaning), bone and gum grafts, dental extractions, and more, can also help you address existing issues before they grow worse.
Maintaining Good Oral Health in the Long Run
At your general dentistry appointment, your dentist will carefully perform a comprehensive dental exam for signs of trouble. If any are present, then he or she will consult with you about appropriate treatment options to stop the problem from worsening. However, successfully protecting your smile from further trouble will still rely on ongoing general dental care.
Schedule a Visit with Your Forest Hills General Dentist Today!
With a strong focus on prevention, preventative dentistry is essential to enjoying a lifetime of healthy smiles. To schedule a consultation, call Dr. Stern's dental office in Forest Hills, NY today at (718) 261-6464.