Eugene dentist offers alternative for uninsured patients

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Monday, February 04, 2013

A Eugene dental practice is making dental care more accessible by introducing a new kind of health plan.

“To my knowledge,” it’s the first plan of its kind in Oregon, said Dr. Leigh Colby, who founded Oregon Dental Care in 1995.

Oregon Dental Care’s new plan isn’t insurance. It is more like a membership club — along the lines of Costco, Colby said. For an annual fee of $48, a member receives steep discounts on Oregon Dental Care’s services, from routine cleanings to more advanced procedures, such as braces, crowns, implants and dentures.

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