all plans include all benefits above – levels are based on # of cleanings per year
You are a responsible patient who is aware of the connection between a healthy mouth and a healthy body. You deserve individualized care that fits your monthly budget. The DT Studio Dental NY Hygiene Membership is a convenient program that allows you to commit to sustained oral health with reasonable monthly payments for patients without dental insurance.
The hygiene membership was created for conscientious patients who wish to preserve their oral health and reduce the cost of preventive dental care. It offers the same high level of care as your regular appointments but at a lower cost. This program is only for patients without dental insurance.
Everyone is a candidate, but, if you’re diagnosed with gum disease at your first visit and need to have gum therapy to get the infection under control, gum therapy will not be covered in the monthly fee. Once you complete your gum therapy treatment, then your member benefits for cleanings will kick in.
The only difference between the levels is the number of cleanings included each year. The number of cleanings is determined by your hygienist, based on your own unique oral healthcare needs. In general, we will suggest you have cleanings either every 6 months, 4 months, or 3 months relative to the health of your gums. For example, patients who have gum disease, whether in the early or severe stages, have different bacteria in their mouths – this bacteria is very aggressive. Scientific studies have shown that if we do a cleaning every 90 days and disturb the oral bacteria around and underneath the gums, this keeps it from congregating enough to eat away at the bones that support the teeth. If we wait longer than that, this harmful bacteria starts to form an army and attack the gums and supporting structures, which eventually lead to teeth becoming loose or lost.
The Hygiene Membership focuses on keeping your teeth healthy before problems start and catching any issues that arise while they are still small and easily manageable. Of course, sometimes additional dental work is needed even for people with excellent oral hygiene. Your membership will cover one emergency exam with X-rays – so if suddenly something doesn’t feel quite right you can pop in to see us. Any treatment needs beyond preventative or diagnostic care can be arranged with a variety of payment options including in-office payment plans, and flexible financing through The Lending Club and CareCredit. We believe in working with our loyal patients to set up arrangements that make quality care possible.
Membership is based on an open enrollment, so you can sign up today, or in a week, or in a month! Your membership will be active immediately. You can complete the simple application at your visit, or ask us to email you a copy.
The Hygiene Membership is an exclusive program which cannot be used in conjunction with any type of dental insurance or be combined with other discounts or specials.
Absolutely! Reach out to us, and we’ll be happy to discuss that option. The plan makes an excellent, and affordable, alternative to dental insurance.
Membership is a 12-month commitment, but we understand that life can be unpredictable. If you need to cancel early, any premiums you paid cannot be refunded. You’ll also be responsible for the full office fees for any services provided during your membership period. Membership discounts can’t be applied to agreements that are terminated early.