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Dean writes Agent Straight-Talk, a consumer blog on dental insurance and discount dental plans. Dean shoots from the hip highlighting best practices and trends within the dental insurance industry.

Posted 11/25/2014 by DentInsStore in Straight-Talk   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 88
Unwind with this Thanksgiving Rewind
Its Thanksgiving week! A time when families travel to and fro to go over the river and through the woods to Grandma’s house, you know. Far be it from Agent Straight-Talk to stand in the way of family gatherings, turkey and Black Friday shopping strategy, so this week we’re rewinding a...  Read More
Posted 6/27/2014 by DentInsStore in Straight-Talk   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 1791
If you think about it, shopping for a dental plan is a bit like working a jigsaw puzzle. It's vital that you work with someone who knows the "in's and "out's" and has assembled all the information pieces you need.Yes, dental insurance is designed for the unexpected, but it's always best to be...  Read More
Posted 4/22/2014 by DentInsStore in Straight-Talk   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 3349
A Sure Cure for Odontoplanphobia
“Hi, can I help you?” I asked the man poking his head around the door of our meeting room. I was just setting up to begin a group therapy session in 15 minutes.“Is this the meeting place for people with commitment issues?” he asked in a quiet voice.“Nooo,” I said...  Read More
Posted 4/1/2014 by DentInsStore in Straight-Talk   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 3702
The Dental Plan Dating Game
Hello, and welcome to the Dental Plan Dating Game! At this time we’d like to introduce you to our three contestants.Bachelor #1 is a local guy who prides himself on frugality and prefers working close to home. He likes being organized and knowing where every dollar spent on his dental care...  Read More
Posted 2/12/2014 by DentInsStore in Straight-Talk   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 4340
No Kidding - It's Kids' Dental Rewind Time!
In case you missed it between Super Bowl XLVIII, the start of the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi and the XXVIIth change to the Affordable Care Act, February is National Children’s Dental Health Month – for the LXXIII time.The theme of this year’s campaign is “Join the...  Read More
Posted 9/18/2013 by DentInsStore in Straight-Talk   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 6408
Saving the Bacon of 3 Little Pigs
Once upon a time, there were 3 little pigs. The 3 little pigs grew so big, so fast their Mom and Dad told them they'd need to build houses for themselves. Squealing, the 3 little pigs asked, "Can we stay on your insurance?" "Not by the hair of your chinny-chin chin," Papa Pigg said.The little pigs...  Read More

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