Frequently Asked Questions

About the Emergency Dental Care Plan

How soon can use the plan?


Your plan can be used immediately

Since it’s not insurance, Careington 500 memberships are effective immediately, so it can be used for your dental emergency as soon as you can schedule a dental appointment with a Careington provider. Be sure to tell the provider you have a dental emergency when calling for an appointment.

How much can I save using the Emergency Dental Care Plan?

With the Careington 500 Plan, you save 20% – 60% on dental work. Your exact savings depends on the Emergency Dental Care Plan you have and the work being done.

Can I see what I am going to pay at the dentist office?

With most Emergency Dental Care Plans, you can only see a sample or estimate of fees before joining. However, a Careington plan allows you to see a full schedule of fees even before you become a member.

What is your refund policy?

We are very confident that you will be satisfied with your Emergency Dental Care Plan membership. However, in the event that you are not satisfied, we offer the following refund policy:

You can cancel in 30 days and receive a full refund, less your processing fee.

How do discount Emergency Dental Care Plans work?

Discount Emergency Dental Care Plans are a simple way to save money on emergency dental work. A Emergency Dental Care Plan member goes to a dentist in the provider network and pays much less for the work being done.

Becoming a member

How much does an Emergency Dental Care Plan cost?

Below is a pricing chart for The Emergency Dental Care Plans we offer. Cost of membership is based on how many members you include in your plan. (Annual pricing available)

  • 1 Member: $8.95/mo
  • 2 Members: $13.95/mo
  • 3+ Members: $16.95/mo

How long does it take to sign up?

It takes just 5 minutes to become a member, either online or over the phone. We only need some basic information and payment to get your plan started.

Who can I include in my Emergency Dental Care Plan?

Anyone living in your household can be included. You can include your parents or other family members if you are responsible for them.

Using your plan

When will I get a card?

You can print the Temporary ID immediately at the end of the online application process. You can take this Temporary ID with you to your appointment. You will receive your permanent ID cards in about 5 to 10 business days.

How many times a year can I have my teeth cleaned?

Unlimited! You can visit any of our network dental providers as often as you need and receive discounts at each visit.

How can I find a provider?

Can I use my discount dental plan with another Dental Plan?

Yes (unless your plan is a PPO, HMO, or another discount plan).

Just go to a participating provider, show your membership card, pay the discounted fees at the time of service and ask for a copy of your bill. Then, file the claim with your insurance company to be reimbursed by them. This reduces your out-of-pocket expenses and stretches your dollar so you reach your maximums more slowly.

You may also use the discount plan for services not included by your plan. For example, many people have medical insurance, but do not have a dental or vision plan. Please remember that discount plans are not insurance and may include fee reductions on many services not included in traditional indemnity plans.

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