ATLANTA, GA, March 16, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Consumers now have a fresh option for protecting their smiles and wallets - Doc Wellbee (www.docwellbee.com) - a new kind of dental plan offering discounted rates from hundreds of dentists, while rewarding smarter well care. After every six month cleaning, members receive an annual subscription to their choice of popular consumer magazine. Additional reward options, like health and beauty products will be added soon.
"Smarter preventative care is the best cure for dental bills," says Doc Whitney Troope, DMD, Doc Wellbee founding partner and its namesake inspiration. "It's important to remove dental plaque and treat cavities before a situation progresses to a more serious and expensive issue. Untreated dental disease is even a risk factor for diabetes, heart disease and pre-term births. Doc Wellbee is dedicated to getting consumers to visit the dentist regularly. Rewards after teeth cleanings is our way of doing it."
Lower Rates from Hundreds of Dentists
While encouraging consumers to prevent the costly consequences of advanced tooth decay, Doc Wellbee also lowers dental bills, often sixty-percent and more. Members enjoy pre-negotiated, discounted rates from hundreds of qualified dentists and specialists. For example, compared to customary dental charges, Doc Wellbee members pay:
• 82% less for routine dental check-ups
• 69% less for full-mouth x-rays
• 64% less for protective sealants
• 63% less for adult or child teeth cleaning
• 62% less for white fillings.
Virtually all dental procedures are discounted, including root canals, crowns, cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics. A one-year Doc Wellbee membership costs $10 a month for individuals, $12 a month for a family. Membership can be purchased online at http://www.docwellbee.com/signup or by calling 1-877-333-6120.
Not Dental Insurance, Better
Doc Wellbee is not traditional dental insurance - there are no pre-existing exclusions, no claim submissions and no activation waiting periods. Doc Wellbee is a dental discount program which operates much like a members-only warehouse club. Consumers pay an annual membership fee for access to significantly reduced rates from top-quality dentists and specialists, who affiliate with Doc Wellbee to grow their practice. Consumers pay dentists directly at time of service. With no savings limit, Doc Wellbee can be combined with existing insurance when treatment cost exceeds a consumer's annual cap.
Membership Includes Discounts on Other Out-of-Pocket Health Costs
Especially relevant for consumers lacking comprehensive health insurance, Doc Wellbee membership includes access to significant savings with national retail pharmacies, national optical chains, hearing specialists, radiology imaging centers and healthcare laboratories. This translates to member-only discounts on prescriptions, eye glasses or contacts, MRI/CT scans, hearing aids and lab tests.
Dental Procrastination Unhealthy for Mouth & Money
"Many dental problems don't become visible or cause pain until they are in advanced stages, like cavities, gum disease or oral cancer," says Doc Whitney. "Regular cleanings and exams allow your dentist to find early signs of disease and treat problems at a manageable stage. Doc Wellbee Rewards make maintaining a healthy smile more fun."
Doc Wellbee members report their six month cleaning and redeem their reward at http://www.docwellbee.com. Every adult family member is eligible for a reward twice each year.
About Doc Wellbee
The Doc Wellbee Dental Plan is administered by Affordable Family Health Services Company, a licensed Discount Medical Plan Organization (DMPO) since 1991. Its mission is to help members save real money on health care purchases made outside of insurance. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Affordable Family Health Services includes practitioners and facilities nationwide, as well as many retail chains and online providers.
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