Sunday, April 18, 2010

Putnam County To Consider Dental Plan

Putnam County residents who don't have dental insurance may soon be able to get something of a break on their dental bills. The county commission Monday evening will discuss becoming what commissioner Johnnie Wheeler calls a "model county" in the formation of a dental payment assistance program offered through the National Association of County Officials or NACO. The program is similar to one in which a prescription drug card is offered through the county -- at no cost -- to those individuals without prescription drug coverage. The dental plan would not cost the county any money, but would involve a fee to those who take part. But Wheeler says it would also offer a discount on dental services through a company called Carrington, which contracts with a handful of local dentists.