Straight-Talk
Straight-Talk
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.
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Unlocking the Mysteries of Dental Fees
Ever wonder why some dental procedures are considered basic and others major? If you answered “so the dentist can charge more,” you should know that cynical thinking has been found to cause cavities and may lead to premature tooth loss - accidentally on purpose.Just kidding. In this...  Read More
Are Your Teeth in Jeopardy? Double Jeopardy?
(Announcer) “This…is… Dental Plan Jeopardy! “Let’s meet today’s contestants: a dental hygienist from Bicuspid Bay, Massachusetts - Annie Amalgam. A dental lab technician from Crown Point, Indiana – Robert Resin. And, our returning champion, a dental sales...  Read More
Welcome to the 2014 Dental Plan Debates
The Halloween candy sugar rush is subsiding, the carved jack-o-lanterns and witches have melted away and images of plump turkeys, cranberry salad and Thanksgiving pageants beckon.But wait! Another great American tradition gestures before we carve the turkey and plan our Black Friday guerilla...  Read More
Nostalgia Isn't What It Used to Be!
When I was a kid the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas seemed like an eternity. Mom used to say be careful what you wish because the older you get, the faster time goes. As with many things Mom said, she was spot on.Today in our final post of July, we want to revisit some of our...  Read More
The Waiting Period Waiting Game
We live in an age of instant gratification. Instant meals, instant movie downloads and instant financing to buy things we saw an instant ago on a Pinterest board wish list. In almost every instance the mere idea of having to wait for anything creates instant unhappiness. With that being said, I...  Read More
Two Considerations Before Buying a Plan
Benjamin Franklin once said, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” He also said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Apparently Ben Franklin was a Boy Scout Founding Father 200 years before there were boy scouts.Today we want to help make you...  Read More
The Third Degree About Discount Dental Plans
The small, cramped room looked exactly how you would imagine an interrogation room to look, only tackier: a government-issued laminate table flanked by a pair of mismatched chairs, pale green walls that had seen more paint than a Sherwin-Williams showroom and a smell that could best be described as...  Read More
The small, cramped room looked exactly how you would imagine an interrogation room to look, only tackier: a government-issued laminate table flanked by a pair of mismatched chairs, pale green walls that had seen more paint than a Sherwin-Williams showroom and a smell that could best be described as...  Read More
The small, cramped room looked exactly how you would imagine an interrogation room to look, only tackier: a government-issued laminate table flanked by a pair of mismatched chairs, pale green walls that had seen more paint than a Sherwin-Williams showroom and a smell that could best be described as...  Read More
PPO's Offer Freedom and Flexibility
How many of you have ever bought into the illusion of a one-size-fits-all purchase, only to learn later that the outfitted size is for someone taller/shorter, skinnier/heavier, narrower/wider, or younger/older than you?News flash: people are unique. Not only do we come in different shapes and...  Read More
Deciphering Insurance Gobbledygook
When it comes to insurance, on this much everyone will agree: insurance lingo is confusing. You know the kind I'm talking about: terms that are seemingly made from spilled alphabet soup on a Scrabble board sitting atop a Merriam-Webster tablecloth. But according to a recent survey, just 14% of...  Read More

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