Discount dental plan coming to Calcasieu Parish - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Discount dental plan coming to Calcasieu Parish

CALCASIEU PARISH, LA (KPLC) -

The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, along with the National Association of Counties, is bringing an affordable discounted dental plan to the residents of Calcasieu.

"It's a beneficial thing for (our residents) and it will promote good health," Police Juror Elizabeth Griffin said.

Residents can sign up for the dental discount program whether it's to provide dental care for an individual or entire household.

The program will provide savings to regular dental visits as well as specialty and cosmetic services.

Director of Human Services for CPPJ Tarek Polite said the program is not an insurance plan, but the program's benefits and discounts will be accepted through some insurance plans.

"Just because you have health insurance doesn't always mean you have dental insurance," Polite said.

Polite said the CPPJ wants to bring this program to the parish so residents will have access to a first class dental program.

Eight dentists in the parish will participate in the discount care program.

For more on the plan, click HERE or visit the "More on the web" section on this page.

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