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Insurance & Financing

The Great Expressions Difference

Great Expressions Dental Centers participates with most dental insurance plans in Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Texas, 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 copays. 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.

Dental Insurance Accepted

Great Expressions Dental Centers participates with PPO and DHMO programs. In addition, GEDC also accepts the Healthy Michigan Plan at select Great Expressions locations. Contact your local Great Expressions office for more details.

Smile Protection Plan

The Smile Protection Plan can save members up to 60 percent on dental treatment per year and includes a free exam and set of X-rays per family member.

You can learn more about the Smile Protection Plan® here.

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. Also, you can view detailed information about our payment options under our financial policy page, which may be accessed here.

  • Cash
  • Check
  • American Express®
  • VISA®

Insurance and Financing FAQs

  • 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.