Dental insurance, for those fortunate enough to carry it, covers preventative treatments such as cleanings and exams. But if your mouth needs major work, it's time to open up your wallet, too. Why doesn't dental insurance cover procedures at the same level medical insurance does? And what happens to the 26 percent of Americans who have no dental insurance? Ideastream's multimedia coverage on oral health continues with a look at how to access, and who pays for, dental care.
Dr. Matthew Kirlough, DDS, vice chair, MetroHealth Medical Center Dental Practice dept.
Dr. Gerald Ferretti, DDS, chief of pediatric dentistry at Rainbow Babies and Children's hospital.