About Us

With easy enrollment and instant savings, Essential Dental Plan gives you access to 15% off dental services and no charge on some preventative services. Once your payment is processed, you are immediately eligible for discounts on your dental services.


A flexible alternative to insurance ™

The CDI Group, Inc. is a licensed discount dental company. Why is this important? Because each state has stringent guidelines regarding patient’s rights which licensed dental plans must adhere to. We have gone through the most rigorous licensing processes in many states across the country – from Alaska all the way to Massachusetts.  At The CDI Group, we have distinguished ourselves as a leader in the discount health care market, committed to providing access to quality dental care. Remaining a privately held company, we entered the dental business over 50 years ago, led by Dr. E. Edgar Schroeder, ABO, DDS, MS.

In an economic climate characterized by rising healthcare costs, individuals are increasingly faced with a reduction in dental benefits or a loss of benefits completely.  It is our belief that traditional approaches to the current health care crisis are misdirected.  Instead, our proactive approach emphasizes consumer engagement and access to quality, affordable oral health.
Unlike traditional insurance, our plans support making costs known up front.  Our plans are there for you, whether you are seeking routine care or face an unplanned dental expense. The flexible, affordable, and easy-to-use Essential Dental Plan makes even the unexpected dental visit something to smile about.

We believe – the insured, uninsured and under-insured – should know their dental care options. The CDI Group offers dental patients the opportunity to receive better oral healthcare. We offer dental practices the opportunity to offer more services to a broader base of patients. Together with our partner, Essential Dental Offices we can help more people have access to the dental care they need to ensure their total health.

Brushing and flossing alone are not enough to maintain your oral health. Regular exams and cleanings are essential, but visits to the dentist can add up. Essential Dental Plan offers discounts on essential services including cleanings, sealants, periodontal maintenance, fluoride, and more. Maintain your healthy smile with Essential Dental Plan.