Staff Report

Bridges Dental, a Valrico-based full-service dental practice founded and owned by Dr. Laura Coyle Bridges, recently announced a unique monthly wellness plan will be offered for all of their present and future patients living without dental insurance.

Developed to provide a sustainable and affordable path to healthier teeth for patients without dental insurance coverage, the Bridges Dental Wellness Plan will provide everyone with the ability to maintain a regular hygiene schedule and to complete needed dental treatments.

“Too many individuals in our country today forgo visiting the dentist because they don’t have dental insurance or their current benefit plan doesn’t cover the dental treatments they need,” said Dr. Bridges. “That’s perfectly understandable, especially with the costs associated with quality dental care. What makes us different here at Bridges Dental is that we, unlike big insurance companies, have built our business with the best interest of the patient at heart and that means creating affordable payment plans that accommodate different income levels.”

The Wellness Plans will come with three different options: the lowest plan available at $20 per month including two annual cleanings, x-rays, and exams, while the top plan is available at $29.99 per month including all of the annual cleaning benefits plus 40% off of all major work. None of the plans have maximums attached or waiting periods for approval. The average annual savings ranges from $503 for the Silver Plan to over $1,000 on the Platinum Plan.

“Our goal is to provide everyone access to the best dental care,” said Dr. Bridges. “That starts by making it affordable for the everyday family. I was raised in, live in and raise my family in this community and am honored to practice here and serve the residents of this amazing family community.”

Dr. Bridges has been a resident of Brandon for the past 30 years. She earned an undergraduate degree from Florida State University, a degree in Biomedical Science from the University of South Florida and graduated with her doctorate in dental medicine from the University of Florida College Dentistry.

Bridges Dental is located at 3646 Lithia Pinecrest Rd. in Valrico. For more information on the Bridges Dental Wellness plans, visit: www.bridgesdental.com.