I recently bought into a "dental plan" and they use Aspen Dental in Zanesville, Ohio. Went in for tooth discomfort and they did exam, but office staff didn't deem necessary to discuss financing or payment until they could contact my dental plan during normal business hours. I asked for a read out of normal charges and they reluctantly printed one out.
The Dentist that did my exam seemed ok, except when I shared my fear of root canal and pain associated with it...fear of unknown, never had one. He said yes they can be painful if you are not numb. The office staff seems underhanded and sneaky. I've already contacted my previous dentist (who isn't covered by plan) and canceling the dental plan.
It seems the dental plan primarely uses Aspen Dental. Interesting...formulate your own opinions about that one. This "dental place" seems very unprofesional...not for me...I prefer better treatment when I hire a "professional" for my medical and dental services.