Dartmouth College Health Service
5-7 Rope Ferry Road, HB 6143
Hanover, NH 03755
Because students often ask the Health Service to recommend dentists in the Hanover area, we have compiled a list of state-licensed dentists located in Hanover and the surrounding communities who have expressed interest in caring for Dartmouth students. The dentists listed will accept students as new patients to the extent permitted by their practice.
Please note this listing is not an endorsement by Dartmouth College or the Health Service for any of the individuals named. Also, the Health Service does not certify the accuracy of the descriptions which were provided to us by the dentists.
We welcome your feedback about dental services in the Hanover area. Please e-mail us at email@example.com.
Students also ask us about dental insurance. Dental insurance plans are different than medical health insurance plans. The primary purpose of a medical plan is to cover the risk of a catastrophic illness or injury. For this reason, medical plans tend to have high maximums. For example, the Dartmouth Student Group Health Plan offers a $2 million maximum. By contrast, dental plans are often designed to cover predictable, lower cost expenses. Dental plans may concentrate their best coverage for preventive services, which are predictable expenses. Dental plan maximums can be as low as $500 to $1,000 per year. Because of the high cost/benefit ratio, some students may be better off to budget for dental care rather than to purchase dental insurance.
We know of two dental plans that Dartmouth students can choose individually. One is DentalONE, a plan introduced by Northeast Delta Dental in 2002. Delta Dental has a dental provider network, but also covers non-network dental services.
Associated International Plans, Inc. (AIPI), an agency in the Chicago area that specializes in student insurance, offers a Student Dental & Vision Plan that is available to individual students living in New Hampshire or Vermont.
Please note - Information about Northeast Delta Dental and Associated International Plans, Inc. do not represent an endorsement of their present or future products by Dartmouth College or the Health Service.
The Dartmouth Student Group Health Plan (DSGHP) is a major medical policy. It provides no dental benefits except for dental expenses due to accidental injury to teeth, excluding biting or chewing injuries.
We welcome your feedback about dental insurance programs that are open to Dartmouth students. Please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Updated: 4/5/10