By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: March 2015
Dr. Steven White of White Smile Dentistry wants to talk to you about their QDP.
White Smile Cosmetic & Family Dentistry is owned by Steven White, D.D.S. Dr. White offers services in all phases of dentistry ranging from children’s care to adult treatments – appliances for sleep apnea and snoring, TMJ therapy and advanced restorative procedures including implant placement to completely rebuild the teeth and restore and improve your smile.
Dr. White reminds us that March 2-8, 2015 is National Sleep Awareness Week. “How well you sleep is important to your overall well being,” he says. “Grinding your teeth, snoring, and sleep apnea deteriorate the quality of sleep and can have an adverse effect on your health.” The mission of White Smile is to provide patients high-quality dentistry in a friendly, comfortable and caring environment.
Dr. White made a commitment last year to help make quality dental care affordable to Tulsa area families. “It’s reported that more than 60 percent of Americans don’t have dental insurance because they feel they cannot afford it,” said Dr. White, “and CBS News reported that dental decay is a contributing factor in many seemingly unrelated problems including heart disease and childhood school absences. It’s not unusual for a child to experience chronic pain because a simple cavity is not caught and treated in time.”
“Third parties – insurance companies, claims form administrators and collection costs – are eating up much of the money you pay for dental care,” said Dr. White. “Through regular exams and preventive procedures including cleanings and fluoride treatments, most potential dental problems are detected early and effectively treated. This inherently saves the patient money, much more than if they wait to receive treatment after the problem has become a real issue.”
When Dr. White found that families were spending hundreds of dollars for treatments that could have been avoided by early detection through simple, routine checkups, he put a tailored plan into action. This QDP (Quality Dental Plan) is simple and ingenious. “White Smile is now offering free exams, free teeth cleanings with all necessary exams, and 20 percent off most dental procedures by offering our own in-house dental savings plan,” explains Dr. White. “Our QDP has eliminated the insurance company middle man and their huge profits, and is putting the savings into the pockets of patients.”
The QDP gives you and your family no reason to avoid recommended check-ups and cleanings. “The premiums individuals or employers pay for dental insurance more than covers the cost of two cleanings, exams and preventive care with White Smile,” says Dr. White. “We hope that the cost savings potential of QDP makes sense to employers as an alternative to their current dental insurance options available to employees.”
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Blankenship graduated from the University of Oklahoma and has enjoyed a lifetime career in advertising. He started his own advertising business in 1993 and enjoys creating graphic art and writing. Hobbies include hunting, fishing and pencil drawings. Duane and his wife, Janice, have been married over 50 years and are active in their church and community. He has been a contributing writer for Value News/Values Magazine since 2005.