If you have heard the old term private dental insurance thrown around a lot generally it is not used very much any more in California. Indemnity dental insurance which are real dental plans have been the industry standard for years. The problem is that dental insurance gets mixed up with dental discount plans and they are completely and totally different.
Anyway, many employers offer dental insurance as additional or “supplemental dental” benefits to help as part of their employees health care perks. The good thing is that as an individual you can buy them to meet your families dental needs offering affordable monthly premiums with low down payments. See this dental page for additional information.