Coast Dental Offers Free Dental Benefits Plan to Job Seekers on Florida’s Space Coast -- Enroll at FreeDentalBenefits.com

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Coast Dental is waiving the annual membership fee for its Smile Plus discount dental plan through December to anyone without dental coverage living in the Space Coast area. Online enrollment at FreeDentalBenefits.com. No credit card or bank information is required and there is no obligation to renew the free one-year membership.

A number of our patients in Titusville and the surrounding areas are hurting financially due to job losses

Coast Dental is launching a new program to ease some of the financial stresses facing individuals who lost jobs on Florida’s Space Coast. Through December, the dental services provider will waive the annual membership fee for its Smile Plus discount dental plan to anyone without dental coverage living in the Space Coast area. Online enrollment is free, quick and easy at FreeDentalBenefits.com. Plan details and sample savings are available on the website as well. No credit card or bank information is required and there is no obligation to renew the free one-year membership.

Space Coast unemployment hovers between 12-13% and is expected to continue climbing now that the space shuttle program has come to an end. “A number of our patients in Titusville and the surrounding areas are hurting financially due to job losses,” said Coast Dental’s Clinical Director, Dr. Cindy Roark. “Without jobs, these patients no longer have access to dental benefits, which means they may put off dental checkups or fail to seek dental care when they need it most. We hope our offer for a free Smile Plus membership will help families stay on a regular schedule of dental care to prevent small problems from becoming bigger ones.”

Waiving the Smile Plus membership fee saves individuals $75 per year. Adding additional family members to the plan saves another $25 per person per year. A family of four that enrolls under this program will save $150 on the membership and even more on dental services.

Coverage & Savings Start Immediately
Smile Plus members receive a free comprehensive and periodic exam each year and save an average of 30-60% savings annually on other dental services. Benefits begin immediately upon enrollment and there are no claim forms, exclusions for pre-existing conditions or annual limits on benefits. Members receive a 35% discount on specialist services when a specialist is on staff at Coast Dental. Specialists are available at select Coast Dental practices.

To jump start the program, free temporary Smile Plus membership cards were mailed to more than 40,000 residents living around 14 Coast Dental practices in the Space Coast area. Coast Dental encourages anyone without dental benefits living near a participating office to enroll at FreeDentalBenefits.com.

Participating Offices
Coast Dental Daytona - 1500 W. Beville Road
Coast Dental Deland - 237 E. International Speedway Blvd.    
Coast Dental Deltona -1229-B Providence Blvd.
Coast Dental Merritt Island - 229 Crockett Blvd.    
Coast Dental New Smyrna Beach -1119 S. Dixie Highway    
Coast Dental Orange City    - 2437 Enterprise Road    
Coast Dental Ormond Beach - 378 W. Granada Blvd.    
Coast Dental Melbourne/North Babcock - 220 N. Babcock Street    
Coast Dental West Melbourne/Palm Bay - 145 Palm Bay Road NE    
Coast Dental Melbourne/Suntree - 7777 N. Wickham Road
Coast Dental Port Orange     - 3781 Nova Road    
Coast Dental South Titusville - 4400 S. Washington Ave.    
Coast Dental Titusville - 3245 Garden Street
Coast Dental Vero Beach    - 528 Miracle Mile Blvd.    

Coast Dental is working with the Agency for Workforce Innovation to notify their clients of the opportunity to receive free dental benefits. In addition, online job seekers may see Coast Dental ads containing links to the free enrollment website. “We want as many eligible people as possible to take advantage of this opportunity for free dental benefits,” said Dr. Roark. “Many people don’t realize that there is a big connection between oral health and overall health. This makes a visit to the dentist about much more than maintaining a great smile. It’s about maintaining good health as well.”

About Coast Dental
Coast Dental is the Southeast’s leading provider of quality dental care with 117 affiliated dental practices in Florida and Georgia. Coast Dental Services, Inc. is a management company that provides comprehensive, non-clinical business and administrative services to its owned and affiliated dental practices. The dentists and hygienists are employees or independent contractors of Coast Florida, P.A., Coast Dental, P.A. or Coast Dental of Georgia, P.C., Adam Diasti, D.D.S. DN 12490 (FL) DN 11634 (GA). Coast Dental is headquartered in Tampa, Florida. For more information, visit CoastDental.com.

About Smile Plus
Smile Plus is a discount dental plan, not a registered insurance plan. Smile Plus is accepted only at Coast Dental offices. It cannot be used in combination with dental insurance or other discount dental plans. The free offer expires December 31, 2010. Free enrollment is available only online. Smile Plus memberships expire one year from enrollment. Smile Plus is a registered trademark of Coast Dental Services, Inc. For more information, visit CoastDental.com/FreeSmilePlus.

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