Does The DFD Member Program Cost Less Than Insurance?

Written by Dr. DeAngelis

Dental insurance is rarely included with standard health insurance. This leaves many children and adults with dental insurance that costs a fortune but doesn’t offer helpful benefits. Why pay every month for insurance that isn’t actually useful? 

The team at DeAngelis Family Dentistry believes that dental care should be affordable to every single patient, regardless of insurance. That’s why we have launched the DFD Member Program.

The DFD Member Program is available to patients with or without insurance to simplify payments for preventative care and lower the cost of treatments. This program makes it easier than ever to receive the care you need to maintain a beautiful, vibrant smile. 

Here are the details you need to know to take advantage of the DFD Member Program. Call our Carlsbad, CA office any time to learn more! 

Adult Membership

A standard DFD Member Program adult membership only costs $38 per month. Your $115 Lifetime Activation Fee includes your first month’s membership cost, so you can hit the ground running!

This is the best membership option for healthy adults without signs of existing periodontal disease. When you begin an adult membership with our DFD Member Program, you enjoy the following regular benefits:

  • Professional dental cleanings every six months
  • Doctor exams every six to 12 months
  • X-rays as needed
  • One emergency exam per year, if needed
  • 20% off all other treatments (some exclusions may apply)

Adult Membership For Patients with Periodontal Disease

If you do have symptoms of periodontal disease, you may qualify for a Perio Membership for $59 per month. Just like with the standard adult membership, your $115 Lifetime Activation Fee includes your first month’s membership, so you don’t need to wait to get the care you need.

The Perio Membership is designed to address existing gum disease and restore your teeth and gums back to health. If caught early, gum disease can be reversed and you can enjoy your strong, beautiful smile for a lifetime. This is why regular dental visits are so important!

Every Perio Membership includes the following elements to ensure you receive the comprehensive dental care you need:

  • Perio maintenance cleanings, which are more frequently than regular exams (3-4 per year)
  • Doctor exams (1-2 per year)
  • X-rays as needed
  • One emergency exam per year, if needed
  • 20% off all other treatments (some exclusions may apply)

Left untreated, periodontal disease leads to widespread infection throughout the body, tooth loss, and bone degeneration. These are serious complications that require extremely expensive treatments. If you can prevent all of that with a DFD Member Program membership and a few dentist appointments a year, it’s definitely worth it!

Child Membership

The Fifth Avenue team also offers child membership for our younger patients. The foundation for healthy teeth starts even before your child is born, so it’s never too early to consider your child’s health!

Children 12 years and younger are eligible for a DFD Member Program child membership. It only costs $31 per month, plus the $115 Lifetime Activation Fee that includes the first month’s cost. The dental care provided through a child membership is everything your little one needs to protect her bright smile:

  • Professional dental cleanings every six months
  • Doctor exams (1-2 per year)
  • X-rays as needed
  • Fluoride treatment
  • One emergency exam per year, if needed
  • 20% off all other treatments (some exclusions may apply)

Other Common Questions About the DFD Member Program

For many families and adults, the DFD Member Program is more affordable and useful than dental insurance. Many dental insurance policies are complicated by co-pays, annual maximums, and fine print that limits coverage on important procedures.

When you opt for a DFD Member Program membership, you know exactly what benefits to expect, and you also enjoy a full 20% discount on other treatments. It’s a smart and affordable way to receive critical preventive dental care.

The team at DeAngelis Family Dentistry is here to work with you and your family, so you can always add members to your account and schedule your appointments at your convenience. Your membership is effective immediately, so you can schedule your visit the same day that your membership begins if you’d like!

Call (760) 444-5507 or sign up online to learn more about DFD Member Program and how our office can help you get preventive dental care in Carlsbad, CA for one low monthly cost. Dr. DeAngelis and the entire DeAngelis Family Dentistry team are here to provide the highest quality dental care at the lowest cost possible. 


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