Care-50 was established in the Kansas City area in 1987. It
offers a dental plan designed to meet the specific oral health
care needs of adults over the age of 50.
indicates that adults over 50 are the one segment of the population
most in need of oral health care, and yet least likely to
have dental coverage. With the spiraling costs of dental care,
this situation creates a serious financial problem for many
people over 50.
companies do not provide dental coverage for retirees nor
is coverage provided by Medicare. Individual dental insurance
plans are very expensive, limited in coverage and confusing
to use with many forms to complete, unexpected restrictions,
waiting periods, co-payments, etc.
meet this need for a usable and affordable dental care plan,
Dental Care-50 contacted dentists who were equally concerned.
Rather than see patients over 50 neglect their oral health,
these dentists agreed to provide quality care at a greatly
reduced cost to members of the Dental Care-50 Plan. Today,
Dental Care-50 members can choose from a pool of some of the
top general dentists and specialists in the Greater Kansas
City Metro Area.