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Dental Membership Plan - Overview


Members gain access to free preventative dental services like exams and x-rays and receives access to discounted pricing on all other services.

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Dental Membership Plan - Overview


Members gain access to free preventative dental services like exams and x-rays and receives access to discounted pricing on all other services.

 

What is it?

The Dental Membership Plan at the CHC is simple: low cost pricing on dental services for the uninsured or the underinsured along with covered diagnostic and preventive care. At the same time, each of our members forms a partnership with us which helps to strengthen our nonprofit organization in our mission to look after the most vulnerable in society. At the office, we like to think of the DMP as what it would look like if Sams and Tom’s shoes got together: wholesale pricing meets community benefit.*

 

How do we do this?

That’s simple too: we take big hearts to help those in need, match that up with partners in government, business, community organizations, and others and combine it all with innovative technology and systems to provide low cost dental care. The more people who use the membership, the more good we can do in the community helping those in need like seniors, single parents, veterans, and more. Everyone knows someone who needs help these days. Membership is a great way to get the access to care you need while doing a lot of good at the same time. Amazing!

 


What do we want you to do?

Sign Up! If you're uninsured and need dental care that is affordable, the DMP is your best options and at the same time, you get to take pride in the fact that you're helping people in your community for just doing something you needed to do anyway. Your Awesome! We have caring staff and licensed providers who can’t wait to serve you. Click below to get all the info and to sign up!

 
 

*Legal - Neither Sam's Club or Tom's Shoes has endorsed the DMP.

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The Mission of Membership


The mission of membership is about creating better access to care and community benefit.

The Mission of Membership


The mission of membership is about creating better access to care and community benefit.

Better Access to Care

Lets be honest, there is an access problem to quality dental services in the North West Metro Atlanta area for the uninsured and, the less commonly mentioned, underinsured. Dental care is expensive! To be fair, a lot of that cost is justified in the great service that dentists, hygienists, dental assistants, laboratory techs, and others in the dental industry provide daily to patients. They invest time and money going to school to be able to provide people with great care and they deserve to be rewarded for that. But a large portion of the cost of dental care can be contributed to the outdated and inflexible system that is used to provide it. It is unorganized at best, communication between providers is lousy, and access points to care are arranged to benefit providers instead of patients.

At the Community Health Center (CHC), we want to change that. We believe that by working together as a community, bringing patients, providers and other community players together, in a system that is streamlined to maximize value, we can cut the cost of providing care for the benefit of patients, while maintaining both the intrinsic and extrinsic benefits for providers and caregivers, the result of which is better access to care.


Community Benefit

Membership at the Community Health Center is at it’s foundation is a partnership with a community based organization. Membership allows CHC to sustainably provide care at lower costs than customary in the private dental market while at the same time, reinvesting resources to provide care to those in our community who are the most vulnerable including senior citizens, veterans, and single parents.

Events In recent history, including record levels of unemployment and a deep recession, have put more responsibility on the backs of nonprofits to be more than just safety net providers. In fact, nonprofits and charity clinics are being asked to become a primary access point for many in the community for dental and medical services. The current system for providing dental care in our communities self selects to serve less and less of the population (aka the people with insurance) out of entrenched holding to the status quo, causing more and more people to lose access to care. This has to change and a new way of providing care must be created.

Sustainability is key to this endeavor because any solution we create must be able to address the current level of need in the community but also be flexible enough to scale with increasing demand for services. It is good to do good work today, but we would be irresponsible to the generations to come to not plan for the good work that must be done tomorrow and beyond.

Membership is a sustainable system that increases access to quality, affordable care, scales to meet the growing demand for dental and medical services, while at the same time purposefully focusing on giving back to the most vulnerable in the community.