PHILADELPHIA — You’re not going to need to fill out a full-blown dental exam to get the full benefit of a dental plan, but you’re probably going to want to get one if you’re on the fence about getting a routine checkup.
That’s the gist of a new survey by the American Dental Association that found that 60% of dental students who have dental coverage would rather do so than get a routine exam.
And they also said that they would much rather go to the doctor without any problems.
The dental survey, which was released Monday, also showed that nearly two-thirds of students surveyed would like to go to a dentist without any complications, including those who can’t work, are underweight, and have low incomes.
More:The survey also found that more than half of dental school students, 53%, would like their students to be able to get their routine checkups.
The survey found that 63% of students would like a dentist to see them for an appointment and get an opinion.
That could be a challenge for students who do not have dental insurance, which costs an average of $13,000 per year, according to the survey.
Dental school has long been a major part of the college experience for many students, and the AMA survey found the percentage of students who said they would go to an emergency room or emergency room with a dentist increased from 18% in 2015 to 27% in 2019.
The survey, however, was conducted before the Affordable Care Act (ACA) took effect and before the American Society of Anesthesiologists endorsed the use of dental insurance to help prevent dental caries.
In the past, dental schools would often offer dental plans that included a comprehensive coverage for a limited number of services, such as an X-ray and fill-in-place procedure.
Now, the AMA said it’s important for students to know that dental plans cannot cover emergency room visits, dental carious diseases or other procedures that are not covered by dental insurance.
The AMA said that students should consider dental insurance when they have questions about their health or dental care needs.