Frequently Asked Questions

What is Alligator Dental?

Alligator is a no-commitment dental discount plan that makes it easy for anyone to save on dental costs. Simply buy a membership, use our network of dentists and let them know you’re a member when booking services to receive big discounts on the usual dental fees!

What is a dental discount plan?

A dental discount plan is not insurance, but instead a membership that provides you access to discounts of 20%-50% on services from a large national network of dentists.

How does Alligator Dental work?

We provide you discount prices on dental services within our network for a set low monthly price. Sign up for a membership, search for a dentist in your area that’s covered by our network, and when you book an appointment let them know you are an Alligator Dental member - covered by Careington, and you’ll receive dental services at a discounted rate. It’s that simple!

Who can buy an Alligator Dental membership?

Anyone! Alligator Dental could be a good fit for you if you

  1. Are a student and don’t have dental coverage through your parents
  2. Are a freelancer or are self-employed and must secure your own benefits
  3. Work for a small employer that does not offer dental benefits
  4. Are a senior and are looking for a delta program to complement your Medicare medical insurance
  5. Have traditional dental insurance that has large deductibles or co-pays, or has long waiting periods

Are there any hidden fees?

No! Alligator Dental charges a one-time setup fee and a small monthly subscription. That’s it.

Can I get an Alligator card even when I have dental insurance?

Yes! On occasion it can even be cheaper to use your Alligator Dental card instead of insurance for some providers at some dentists.

Is Alligator Dental Insurance?

No. THIS PLAN IS NOT INSURANCE and is not intended to replace health insurance. There are no deductibles, coverage gaps, limits, or hidden fees.

This plan does not meet the minimum creditable coverage requirements under M.G.L. c.111M and 956 CMR 5.00. This plan is not a Qualified Health Plan under the Affordable Care Act. This is not a Medicare prescription drug plan. The range of discounts will vary depending on the type of provider and service. The plan does not pay providers directly. Plan members must pay for all services but will receive a discount from participating providers. A list of participating providers is available on this website. A written list of participating providers, and additional information about this plan, is available by writing to the address or calling the number below. AR and TN residents will be refunded the processing fee if cancelled during the 30- Day membership.

Who is Careington?

Careington provides us, Alligator, with our fantastic network of dentists all across the country. If your dentist hasn’t heard of us yet, you can mention that Alligator is partnered with Careington and they’ll be able to help you out.

Consider this instead of the above: Careington is Alligator Dental’s partner that manages the national network of dentists.

Where can I use Alligator Dental?

At any participating dentist! Search our map Here to find a dentist near you.

How can I know how much I’ll be charged for a procedure?

You can ask your selected provider about the procedure and what the discounted rate is prior to your appointment.

How do I sign up?

Click here to join

How do I cancel?

You can cancel at anytime without any fees. Simply login to your account and go to the “my account” tab and hit the unsubscribe button.

When does the membership kick in?

Immediately after signup. There is not any waiting period. You’ll have immediate access to discounts on ALL services, including restorative procedures and services from specialists.

Any other questions?

give us a call at 862-343-9238, email us at, or chat with us using the green icon at the bottom right corner of your screen