@heavanet- Just because you can't get a dental health insurance plan from your employer doesn't mean that you can't get quality coverage. There are many dental plans available from reputable companies that have large networks and cover necessary dental needs.
When you begin shopping for your plan, keep in mind that regardless of where you get your dental insurance, there are limits to what is covered. Most plans have set maximums that they will cover annually, and many procedures are only covered at about 50 percent. This means that you will have to pay the other 50 percent out of your pocket. However, usually in-network dentists offer lower rates to insured clients.
Since dental procedures are so costly, having a plan will save you money even if it has limited coverage. Look for a plan that is in network with your dentist and covers at least two annual visits for routine care. If you have dental issues, you might want to get a more costly plan that covers more of the cost. If not, a basic plan will still cover a portion of the costs of basic care like fillings and crowns.