Preston Launches Program to Provide Dental Access and Care to Those in Need
(Binghamton, NY) – Broome County Executive Debbie Preston today announced the launch of a new Countywide Dental Network Card Program.
“We saw the need in our communities and found one more way that we can help our residents stay healthy,” says Preston.
“The cost of dental care is expensive,” said County Executive Preston. “I’m excited for the Countywide launch of our Dental Network Card Program to help more people in Broome County get access to affordable dental care.”
The Dental Network Card program helps individuals and families who don’t have dental insurance obtain dental care at more affordable rates. Every individual and family is eligible for the Dental Network Card program; no one will be turned away.
By purchasing a Dental Network Card, cardholders will have access to dentists who have agreed to charge reduced fees for dental services. The program is not an insurance program, but is intended to assist patients for whom cost is a barrier to receiving dental treatment.
It is quick, easy, and affordable to sign up. After completing the one page enrollment form, it will only cost $36 a year for an individual or $52 a year for a family. There is no contract and participants can choose to renew their dental card yearly or cancel at anytime.
Immediately after signing up, participants will gain access to 66 participating general dentists, 18 specialists, and two orthodontists in Broome County. Cardholders can save up to 37% for an exam and cleaning and 30% for x-rays.
“Too many people in our County go without dental insurance,” Says Preston, “Especially for our seniors; this program will help them get needed care at more affordable prices.”
Since 1978, Health Economics Group, Broome County’s Dental Network Card partner, has helped thousands of Americans deal with the rising cost of health care. Broome County will be joining Nassau, Warren, Rockland, Albany, and Monroe Counties in benefiting from this program.