State of Texas Dental Discount Plan

The State of Texas Dental Discount Plan is not dental insurance, but a discount program for dental services. Under this plan, participating dentists have agreed to accept a discounted fee from participants as payment-in-full for dental services performed. There are over 6,000 participating dentist offices in Texas. The Dental Discount Plan is available throughout the United States, excluding Vermont and U.S. territories, and in the United Kingdom.
Careington International Corporation (Careington) administers the State of Texas Dental Discount Plan from its headquarters in Frisco, Texas.

Most discounts range between 20 and 60% off the dentist's usual and customary charges.

  • Save 20% to 60% on most dental work including routine oral exams, unlimited cleanings, and major work such as dentures, root canals, and crowns.
  • 20% savings on orthodontics including braces and retainers for children and adults .
  • 20% discount off of specialist fees.
  • Save on cosmetic services like bonding, veneers and whitening.

Under this plan, participating dentists have agreed to accept a discounted fee from participants as payment-in-full for dental services performed. Discounts vary by provider and service.

Once you enroll in the plan, make an appointment with a participating dentist, show your ID card and receive a discount off of your services. You are responsible for paying the provider directly. It's important to know that the State of Texas Dental Discount Plan is not insurance. There are no deductibles or copayments and no claims to file.

GBP-eligible employees, retirees, and dependents can enroll in the Dental Discount Plan.

Employees, retirees, and their eligible dependents can enroll during their Annual Enrollment period or within 31 days of a qualifying life event. New employees can enroll within 31 days of their hire date.

Evidence of Insurability (EOI) is NOT required.

You can enroll in only one of the following dental options. 

  • State of Texas Dental Choice Plan SM, administered by HumanaDental Insurance Company
  • HumanaDental DHMO
  • State of Texas Dental Discount Plan, administered by Careington International Corporation
No. As in the past, members and their dependents must enroll in the same plan. For example, a member cannot choose the HumanaDental DHMO for herself and the State of Texas Dental Discount Plan for her spouse and children.
There are no claims to submit for the dental discount program, because it is not insurance. Simply choose a participating dentist, present your ID card at the time of service, and receive a discount off your dental services at the dentist office
You can contact the State of Texas Dental Discount Plan Customer Care toll-free at (844) 377-3368 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT. Visit the State of Texas Dental Discount Plan website for more information.