How Many Turkeys Could You Buy With Your Discount Dental Plan Savings?

You can thank rising prices and consumer demand for the cost of a Thanksgiving turkey going up nearly $4 this year. According to a recent survey by the American Farm Bureau Federation, the average cost for a 16-pound turkey will run you $21.57.

You know what else is going up in price? Dental care procedures. For example, today you can expect to pay $1,170 for a root canal on your molar.1 That’s more than 50 turkeys!

But, we can help. Here’s a look at how much you could save (in turkeys) using theCareington Care 500 Series Plan in New York.2 (NOTE: We used New York for this example, but you can type in your ZIP code here to see your savings.)

How would you spend an extra $654 during the holidays?


1 Source: (DP.C) 2011 Survey of Sample Average National Dental Fees. Fees may vary slightly by region.

2 Discounted fees are listed for visits to a participating general dentist. Check the fee schedule for your region for the applicable fee in your region.   Consult with your provider prior to beginning any treatment.

3 Sample savings are based on the sample fee schedule for the Careington Care 500 Series Plan for ZIP code 10007 for ADA Code D3330. Fee schedules and savings may vary by plan, by ZIP code and by Provider within a ZIP code.

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