With these 5 strategies, you can get dental treatments done for FREE

Brushing and flossing your teeth is a good way to start, but eventually you will have to see a dentist. Instead of avoiding the doctor's clinic, minimize your expenses with these top strategies.

Suhail Sattar
Written by:Suhail SattarPublished at: Sep 20, 2015

Look for a local clinic

Look for a local clinic
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Try getting hold of a health clinic in your locality that offers low or free dental care services. The people who work there do it on voluntary basis, which will thus help you cut the cost of a painful surgery. These  clinics are great for people who have no insurance or have low income.

Try visiting a dental school

Try visiting a dental school
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Going to a dental school is probably a good decision for those seeking a low cost dental care treatment. This is because at dental school, students operate on their patients under the supervision of experienced and senior dentists.

Consider volunteering in a clinical trial

Consider volunteering in a clinical trial
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Such trials are usually done when a new form of treatment is being tested. Many-a-times, trials require that you have no pre-existing health issues while some ask for a specific condition. By volunteering in such trials, you can either obtain free or low cost dental care.

Ask for discounts on cash

Ask for discounts on cash
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A lot of times, dentists prefer accepting cash payments directly from patients instead of filing insurance claims. Some also offer discount services for customers who pay cash upfront. Majorly, discounts on cash are around 5%, but depending on the clinic, you can negotiate and bring the cost down further.

Consider a discount plan

Consider a discount plan
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Dental discount plans are a popular option in which you just pay the enrollment fee each year to get discounts ranging from 10% to 60% on all dental visits and procedures. These plans have no annual limits and the exclusions vary by plan. Image source: Getty

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