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New dental discount program offered to Calcasieu residents

Last Modified: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 7:44 PM

By Nichole Osinski / American Press

The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury is offering a new dental discount card program for residents, a police jury news release said.

The program is administered by Careington International Corp. and NACo and offers affordable monthly and annual options to take advantage of the discounts throughout the year.

“We are excited to offer this affordable, money-saving dental discount card program to our residents,” Tarek Polite, director of Human Services, said in the news release. “We know that poor dental health can harm our general health. In these tough times, many cannot afford to visit the dentist for check-ups and routine services. But through this program, residents can get some welcome relief paying for those important health services.”

NACo President Chris Rodgers of Douglas County, Neb., said the program is not insurance but a dental discount program to member counties.

Currently, there are 13 active providers. Patients should confirm provider participation when scheduling an appointment.

More information about the NACo Dental Discount Card Program is available at

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