Premier Option Benefits







PREMIER OPTION BENEFITS offers the largest dental network of its kind from one of the most recognized names in the healthcare industry. Aetna Dental Access provides services at prices that can make you smile and keep that smile bright!
  • Our members save an average of 15% and up to 50%* on everything from general dentistry and cleanings to root canals, crowns and orthodontia.
  • Over 91,500** dental practice locations.
  • Save on routine dental services such as x-rays and fillings.
  • Save on specialty care such as orthodontics and periodontics where available.
  • Dentists are credentialed and recredentialed on an ongoing basis.

*Actual costs and savings vary by geographic area.

**According to the Aetna Enterprise Provider Database as of November 1, 2010.



Select Regional
Average Cost*

POB PLAN Total Savings % of Savings
Adult Cleaning





Child Cleaning

$49 $37 $12 24%

Routine Checkup

$39 $27 $12 31%

Four Bitewing X-rays

$51 $31 $20 39%

Composite (White) Filling

$131 $76 $55 42%

Crown (porcelain fused to noble metal)

$843 $584 $259 31%

Complete Upper Denture

$940 $763 $177 19%

Molar Root Canal

$826 $581 $245 30%

Extraction (single tooth)

$119 $70 $49 41%
*The select regional average fee represents the average fees for the procedures listed above in Los Angeles, Orlando, Chicago and New York City, as displayed in the Estimate the Cost of Care tool as of January, 2005.


"An estimated 75% of Americans reportedly have some form of periodontal disease."
- The American Dental Hygienists' Association - 4/02

"Dental caries (tooth decay) is the single most chronic childhood disease - 5 times more common than asthma and 7 times more common than hay fever.
- "Oral Health in America: A Report of the Surgeon General" - 4/02

"Over 108 million children and adults lack dental insurance, which is over 2.5 times the number who lack medical insurance."
- Oral Health in America: A Report of the Surgeon General, 5/01

"Costs of dental health care account for approximately 30% of family out of pocket expenditures for children's health care."
- "Children's Oral Health: Context and Background from Oral Health in America: A Report of the Surgeon General, 5/01

"Only 65.2% of people 2 years or older had a dental visit in 2000."
- National Center for Health Stats, 10/01

"For every child without medical insurance, there are 2.6 without dental insurance. Dental care is the most frequent unmet health need of children."
- Oral Health in America: A Report of the Surgeon General, 5/01

Payment must be made at the time of service in order to receive a discount.







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