Ryan M. Buckwalter, DDS, FICOI, FAGD

1420 Greenbrier Place
Charlottesville, VA 22901


How to Choose the Right Family Dental Plan for Your Family’s Needs

Choosing a family dental plan is a complicated, multifaceted process. Yet making an informed decision on which family dental plans best fit your needs requires you to consider all the different factors, including costs, preventative care options, and customer reviews. Although you may worry that these considerations will overwhelm you with choices, they can aid in your search and help you determine the best options for you and your family. 

Families in Greene County, Virginia, depend on Hillcrest Dental for all their family dental needs. We deliver high-quality care thanks to decades of experience and dedication at a fair price. Our family-oriented dentist, Dr. Ryan Buckwalter, puts his clients and their families first. Families and individuals can rely on Hillcrest for general, cosmetic, and oral surgery services. Also, we can cooperate and assist you in choosing the best plan and provider options for your family. To learn more about your family’s dental plans and care choices, call 434-973-2224 to schedule an appointment today.

Below, we highlight some key factors to consider when choosing the right plan and provider:

Things to Consider When Choosing a Family Dental Plan


  • Preventative Care

Preventative dental services include routine teeth cleanings, exams, fluoride treatments, and X-rays. A plan covering these procedures can save you money and time in the long run. With preventative steps, you lower the risk of developing more serious dental issues and incurring costs.

  • Cost

Your budget is crucial when deciding which plan best suits your dental needs. Before settling on a plan, ask questions about insurance coverage, copays, and overall charges. Also, see if the program offers any discounts, as this could help save you money. In addition, the size of your family and other factors could affect the plan’s cost. Generally, the larger your family, the higher the price.

  • Determine Your Needs

Every family has different needs when it comes to their dental healthcare. It is pertinent you consider these needs when choosing your dental plan. For instance, do you have young children or plan on having children in the future? Do you have an adolescent who may need orthodontic work? Your family dynamics could impact this decision.

  • Comparing plans

Be sure to compare plans and obtain quotes from several providers. Doing so can help determine whether or not a dental plan is appropriate for you and your family.

  • Reviews

Finally, reading honest reviews from previous clients is another tool to help you discern which dental provider/plan is best for your family. When comparing two plans, customer testimonials provide insight into differences in service, price, and overall satisfaction.

Why Hillcrest Dental Can Help With Your Family’s Needs

Enrolling in a family dental plan helps keep you and your family safe and secure in emergencies. Thus, it is critical to determine what requirements your family plan must meet. For instance, is the plan within your budget? Will it safeguard you from future incidents? Will it cover the routine services?

Ultimately, you must choose a plan that fits your family’s needs. As a family-oriented dentist, Hillcrest Dental is there for all of your dental demands. We understand that your family’s care comes first, and we have provided top-notch family dental care for decades. In addition, we work with you to help provide the best options for your dental healthcare plan and future.

Family Dentistry Services Available in Greene County, VA

Hillcrest Dental delivers outstanding dental care and service to Greene County, VA, families. Our staff understands that finding a family dental plan is imperative as your family grows. We work with patients to determine the best dental plans for themselves and their loved ones. To learn more about your family dental plan options, call us at 434-937-2224 or schedule an appointment today!

  • "I am very pleased with how my appointment went yesterday. Everyone was really friendly. They explained everything to me about the procedure and stayed late to assure I was comfortable with the work I had done. Dr Ryan Buckwalter and his assistants were awesome. I highly recommend them for any dental work. Thank you."

    Donnette M.

  • "I was having toothache pain in my lower jaw. I called the next day to make an appointment and was given an appointment time for the very next day. I saw Dr. Ryan, who is knowledgeable, caring and has great people skills with his patients. I made another appointment to come back and have the work done."

    Denise K.

  • “Dr. Buckwalter and his assistant did a wonderful job with our 8 year old today. While they were busy talking teeth, my 3 year old was enjoying his new lip balm and balloon! Finished up with a treat from Starbucks with our gift card. So glad our kiddos don’t fear the dentist. More like they want to keep stopping in."

    Logan D.

  • “Unbelievable experience with Dr. Ryan Buckwalter. Night and Day difference from my last dental experience with another dentist. I no longer fear the dentist!”

    David S.