South Anchorage Dental Center

What Is the Cost of a Dental Cleaning Without Insurance?

November 1, 2022
What Is the Cost of a Dental Cleaning Without Insurance?

Finding affordable dental care is difficult enough, but locating a dental clinic that will offer help when you don't have insurance can be even harder. Even paying for a dental cleaning can feel overwhelming. Fortunately, at South Anchorage Dental Center, we offer several ways to help you afford dental services. Whether you have insurance or not, you do not need to wait to have the care you need now simply because of finances.

Need a dental cleaning but don't have insurance? Reach out to SADC to learn more about our affordable payment options.

Why Dental Cleanings Matter So Much

Everyone needs dental cleaning to take proper care of their teeth. After all, prevention is the hallmark of excellence in dentistry. Not only does your dental hygienist scrub away the plaque and tartar, but your dentist checks your teeth to ensure you don't have current or impending trouble. Most importantly for everyone, dental cleanings help prevent both cavities and gum disease.

Yet, for people without insurance, the cost of paying for a dental cleaning can bring anxiety over payment. You might tell yourself, why go to the dentist when there is nothing wrong with my teeth? Or you might worry that the dentist will find cavities or worse, which could bring higher costs.

The truth is that by paying for a dental cleaning every six months, you often have the opportunity to stop dental decline before it happens. Still, the cost of dental care can certainly be a factor in whether you choose to seek treatment. That's why at SADC in Anchorage, we make it easy for you. We have a range of payment options that can help you meet this need in a budget-friendly way.

How Much Is a Dental Cleaning Without Insurance?

According to Humana, the average cost of a standard dental cleaning by a dental professional typically runs between $75 and $200 if you don't have insurance. Even this cost may seem out of reach for some of our patients without insurance, especially if they have a large family whom all need cleanings twice a year.

In some cases, you might need a deep cleaning, which takes more of your and the professional's time and typically costs between $150 and $300 for the uninsured. Plus, if you have dental anxiety and choose to have sedation dentistry, the cost will be higher.

How can you pay these costs for yourself and your family? SADC is dedicated to making preventative dental care affordable to all our patients. Our goal is to make dental care more accessible to families in Anchorage. Thus, even if you don't have insurance, we are here to help you keep your costs as low as possible.

SADC Payment Options

South Anchorage Dental Center offers several ways to help you pay for a cleaning or any other dental service you need. Our goal is to serve every client with the dental services they need at a cost they can afford. To this end, we provide the following flexible payment options:

  • Cash and checks
  • Credit cards
  • CareCredit
  • Proceed Financial
  • In-house financing
  • SADC Dental Savings Plan

Although everyone knows what we mean by cash, checks, and credit cards, you might not be familiar with the other payment options. In the next sections, we will explain what each one is and how it can help you improve your dental health in an affordable way.


CareCredit is a specialized credit card that you can use for dental services – both surgical and nonsurgical, including cleanings. When you apply for the card, you get an immediate answer so that you can take care of your dental needs right away. CareCredit helps many people without insurance or those who need procedures not covered by their dental insurance. In addition, you can use CareCredit for vision care, hearing care, and veterinarian care for your pets.

This health and wellness credit card allows you to have the dental procedures you need when you need them. You can pay off the card balance in easy monthly installments.

Proceed Financial

Proceed Finance offers third-party financing for patients with health needs, including dental services. This payment method is a blend of banking and credit that provides patients with the means to pay for the dental care they need. Proceed Financial lets you go ahead and have dental treatments that you might not be able to afford otherwise.

In-House Financing

In some cases, none of the options work well for you in your situation. So, if you need a different payment solution, SADC often provides in-house financing. Our goal for in-house financing is to make exceptional dentistry available to everyone who comes to us with a need for high-quality dental care. Our dentists can help you determine what services you need. Then, our office team helps you set up a payment plan to keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy.

SADC Dental Savings Plan

SADC Dental Savings Plan Infographic

The SADC Dental Savings Plan is a special payment option we have created for our patients who don't have the benefit of dental insurance. The program saves you money in several different ways to make your dental care more affordable. The following are some of the perks you get with this plan.

  • Affordable annual fees
  • No claim forms to fill out
  • No waiting period before using the plan
  • No maximum annual benefit

So, what does the SADC Dental Savings Plan have to offer? With this dental discount plan, you can get the diagnostic tests and exams you need when you need them. Routine dental cleanings are also a part of the program. If you need 3D image scans, the price for you is 50% off the regular cost.

Suppose you need additional services for your teeth. You get 20% off when our expert dentists and staff provide the following treatments.

  • Root canals
  • Extractions
  • Crowns
  • Bridges
  • Dentures
  • Cosmetic procedures

We also give you $1000 off on Invisalign to straighten your teeth, making them more functional and beautiful. You can also get professional teeth whitening services for 50% off. Are you ready for that dazzling smile? We can help you get it by both reducing the cost and providing outstanding cosmetic dental services from your SADC dentistry team.

If you would like to see some examples of costs and savings with this program, you can check our SADC Dental Savings Plan website page. At the bottom of the page, you will see that the cost savings are substantial for a variety of procedures.

Does SADC Take My Insurance?

Of course, not everyone has the same challenges around paying for dental care. For those with insurance, you'll be happy to know that SADC accepts most dental insurance providers. Our office team does an amazing job of helping our patients understand and make the most of their dental insurance. They let you know upfront what your insurance will pay and the remaining fees that make up your portion to pay.

We are also in-network with some of the most popular dental insurance companies. These include the following.

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Delta Dental
  • Denali Kid Care/Medicaid
  • MetLife
  • Premera/BlueCross/BlueShield
  • ODS
  • Washington Dental

South Anchorage Dental Center has extensive experience working with all these insurers, as well as with others who are not in-network but can provide some benefits.

Why Wait for a Dental Cleaning? Get the Dental Care You Need Now at SADC!

Now that you see all the cost-saving programs available at SADC, we encourage you to reach out for a consultation with our dental care team. With all the payment options we offer, we can work with you to determine the right choice for you. Then, you can keep your teeth strong, clean, and healthy for now and in the long term.

Would you like help finding the right payment options to keep your teeth in excellent shape? Set up a consultation with our team at SADC to create a treatment plan with costs you can afford.

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