Boost your DentistryIQ: Why membership plans are a great solution for uninsured patients—especially now

Aug. 4, 2020
Dave Monahan, CEO of Kleer, discusses a viable solution for uninsured patients and an opportunity for dental practices. Here's why now might be the perfect time for your practice to create a dental membership plan.

Since dentists have returned after the shutdown, Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz acknowledges that many have reconsidered their business plans and are thinking more seriously about pulling out of insurance plans. Dave Monahan, CEO of Kleer, explains that one solution might be starting an in-house membership program.

Kleer has conducted market research. It has found that many people who value dental care often cannot afford it. What are they to do?

Monahan says that with Kleer, practices can often design their own plans. Most plans have a couple of basic components that Monahan explains here. Kleer research has shown that membership plan patients visit the office two to three times more often and accept over twice the amount of treatment. They also create over twice the amount of net production as an uninsured patient.

There are also many of benefits for patients who join their dentists' membership plans. Find out if a membership plan is right for your practice and patients in this discussion from Monahan and Dr. Pam.

Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, DMD, is the chief editor of DentistryIQ and editorial co-director of Through the Loupes. Based in Salem, Massachusetts, Dr. Maragliano-Muniz began her clinical career as a dental hygienist. She went on to attend Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where she earned her doctorate in dental medicine. She then attended the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Dental Medicine, where she became board-certified in prosthodontics. Dr. Maragliano-Muniz owns a private practice, Salem Dental Arts, and lectures on a variety of clinical topics. You may contact her at [email protected]

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