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Dental Definition – Dependents

    Definition: Dependents are those who rely on you financially, typically a child. In dental terms that normally means until 19 years old, but maybe longer on some dental insurance plans.

    In this blog post, we’re going to explore the use of dependent clauses in English. We’ll start by looking at what a dependent clause is. We’ll then look at how the use of a dependent clause in English affects the meaning of a sentence. Finally, we’ll look at the different types of dependent clauses and how they are used in English. By the end of this post, you should have a better understanding of dependent clauses and how they are used in English.

    Dependent Clause

    In English, clauses are parts of a sentence that have a certain function. A dependent clause is a clause that cannot stand alone as a sentence because it is missing a subject or a predicate. A dependent clause is also known as a subordinate clause. A subordinate conjunction connects a dependent clause to an independent clause. Some examples of subordinate conjunctions are after, although, because, before, if, since, though, until, when, and while.

    A dependent clause can be tricky to understand because it doesn’t behave like the other clauses in your sentence. For example, take the following sentence: Without the moon, there would be no tides. Without the moon, there would be no tides but without the subordinate conjunction, there would still be an independent clause (there would still be something there). This confusing situation can be fixed by adding a comma before the subordinating conjunction (although).

    If you remove the subordinating conjunction from this same sentence it becomes run-on: Without the moon however, there would still be tides. This run-on sentence needs to be fixed by adding a comma before however (although). Luckily for us English teachers this pesky comma is always waiting to help us out!

    What Is A Dependent?

    Do you have someone in your life who you rely on for financial support? Maybe that person helps to take care of the bills, pays the rent, or cooks the meals. In the dental office, we refer to these people as dependents. Adding a dependent to your account is easy and can help you take advantage of their dental insurance information and make appointments for them. You can remove a dependent from your account at any time if they no longer need financial assistance.

    Dental Dependents

    If you are someone who needs dental care but cannot afford it on your own, you are a dental dependent. Dental dependents can be people of any age, race, or gender, and they can come from any financial background. In fact, there are so many people who are dental dependents that the term has been broadly generalized to include anyone who is not covered by dental insurance or who does not have access to affordable dental care.

    There are a few reasons why someone might become a dental dependent. Perhaps they lost their job and were no longer able to afford dentistry on their own. Maybe they were never eligible for coverage through an employer’s health insurance program because of their job status or medical history. Maybe they live in a country where dentistry is too expensive for them to afford on their own. Regardless of the reason, being a dental dependent means that you need help paying for your dental care – either from another person or from some form of government-provided assistance.

    Fortunately, there is help available for those who need it most – especially those who are unable to afford high-cost dentistry on their own. Many municipalities provide low-cost or free oral healthcare clinics for those in need. Additionally, many charitable organizations offer free or low-cost oral healthcare services to those in need as well. In addition, there are online resources available that can help you find affordable and accessible dentist care regardless of your location or financial situation. So don’t let toothache keep you from enjoying good oral health – reach out for help today!


    Now that you know a little more about dependent clauses, try using them in your writing to add detail and interest. A well-placed dependent clause can make all the difference in whether your writing is dull or engaging. So don’t be afraid to mix things up a bit and add a dependent clause or two. Your readers will thank you for it!