Most of the dentists on these pseudo plans arent the better dentists, but either youngsters or guys who havent had much luck building their own practice. You can probably call around with a specific set of work you want done and get a similar quote from the same dentists and maybe a bit more from a higher quality/rep
Your regular dentist (and doctor) may give you a break for not dealing with the insurance company paperwork.
If you do your brushing and flossing, ideally with a good braun or sonicare toothbrush, you probably dont need as much preventative care as many dentists would like
to bill your insurance for
to schedule you for. I've gone four and two years between cleanings and had the dentist tell me that it looked like I just had a cleaning a few months ago.
In fact, I might go so far as to promote that you spend more time on daily care and less time having a guy
stab you in the gums with a possibly clean sharp metal tool
check you out.
Sorry, it seems that having a parent who taught dentistry and still hearing about it all on a regular basis has had some sort of effect.