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In-Network with Most Major Insurances

Great Expressions Dental Centers participates with most dental insurance plans in Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Virginia. The following are just a few of the larger dental insurances we are in-network providers for, which means you'll save with lower co-pays. If you do not see your dental insurance listed below, please contact your local Great Expressions office for assistance. If you need specific details about your plan, please contact your dental insurance company.

Great Expressions Dental Centes participates with PPO and DHMO programs. Contact your local Great Expressions office for more details.

*The Healthy Michigan Plan is accepted at select Great Expressions locations.

Smile Protection Plan

As one of the largest providers of dental care in the United States, we know maintaining your recommended schedule of dental appointments is important to ensure prevention of gum disease, cavities, oral cancer, and other dental concerns. The Great Expressions Smile Protection Plan is specifically designed to eliminate the confusion, frustration, and expense associated with traditional dental coverage. Save up to 35% on dental treatment and receive a FREE exam and x-ray with your membership!

  • On-the-spot savings up to 35% off dental care
  • NO referrals, NO waiting periods, NO claims to file
  • Use as often as needed
  • 10% off home health aides (i.e. electronic toothbrush)

Get additional information about our Smile Protection Plan and the discounts you'll receive when you enroll!

Financing Options* with CareCredit®

Don't let financial concerns stop you from continuing your dental care. Great Expressions Dental Centers partners with CareCredit and will help find a financing program that is right for you.

Learn more about CareCredit

*Subject to credit approval. Minimum monthly payments required.

Payment Options

Great Expressions accepts numerous payment options so you can receive the care you need. To view detailed information about our payment options, please read our financial policy.

  • Cash
  • Check
  • American Express®
  • VISA®
  • MasterCard®
  • Discover®
  • CareCredit®

Insurance Basics

What's the difference between Indemnity, PPO, HMO and discount insurance plans?

Indemnity or traditional insurance reimburses members or dentists at the dentist's UCR (Usual, Customary and Reasonable fee). This allows the subscriber to go to any dental office without being limited to a panel.

PPO (Preferred Provider Organization) is the most common form of insurance. They provide members with a list of participating dentists to choose from. The dentists on this list have agreed to a lower fee schedule, which provides you with greater cost savings. They also assist with insurance billing.

DHMO, also known as capitated or prepaid insurance, was designed to provide members with basic care at the lowest rate. Patients designate their dentist from participating providers and are assigned to the office. DHMOs may not pay for services rendered. Fees are usually greatly reduced, but the patient is responsible for paying the doctor.

Discount plans simply consist of a panel of dentists that have agreed to a reduced rate, with the subscriber being solely responsible for the entire portion. There is no billing or annual maximums.

What's a covered benefit?

Treatment that is recommended by a dentist, is listed on the fee schedule, and accepted under the terms of your group's plan.

What's optional treatment?

Treatment that is either not listed on your fee schedule or more than the minimum to restore the tooth back to its original function.