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Barnstable County announces new dental discount program

Barnstable County Commissions are pleased to announce a new dental discount card program now available for county residents. The program is administered by Careington International Corporation in partnership with the National Association of Counties (NACo) and is being piloted in Barnstable County.  The Commissioners will launch the program during their meeting at 3pm on Wednesday September 22, 2010.

The NACo Dental Discount Card Program, a NACo member benefit program, was designed to help uninsured and underinsured county residents save money on their dental service expenses.  Through a partnership with Careington International Corporation, this simple discount card can help residents save an average of 20 to 50 percent on their dental care services, and 20 percent on orthodontic services. This affordable plan starts at $6.95 per month and $59 per year for individuals.

“Joining the plan is easy and will save people money,” said Mark Zielinski, County Administrator. “After enrolling in the plan, participants will receive a membership card, then simply schedule an appointment with a participating dentist or specialist and present the card to receive a discount at the time of service. There are no forms to complete after the initial enrollment and everyone in the household is eligible to receive a discount.”

With this discount card, residents of Barnstable County will experience significant savings on dental cleanings, x-rays, braces, dentures, crowns, root canals and more.   The NACo Dental Discount Card Program is designed to complement health insurance plans or work in conjunction with health savings accounts, flexible spending accounts and health reimbursement arrangements. It is also a cost-effective way for younger retirees to meet their dental needs.

To join the NACo Dental Discount Card Program call toll free at 877-354-6226 or join online at:

Go to Barnstable County List of Dental Providers for a listing of participating dentists.