Careington 500: Immediately
Since it's not insurance, Careington dental plan customers can use their plans immediately, with no waiting. You will receive a temporary ID at the completion of the application. This Temporary ID can be used at any of the plan's providers (Care500: 100,000+). You can see a dentist as soon as you have an appointment. Sometimes members join a plan and use it the very same day.
Dental Access Plan: 7-10 business days
If you purchased the Dental Access Plan powered by the Aetna Dental Access network, you can begin using the plan when you receive your permanent membership cards. These usually arrive in the mail within 7-10 business days of signing up.