We have very knowledgeable staff available to answer any questions you may have regarding your dental insurance. However, we encourage our patients to educate themselves with their dental insurance plans. It is important that our patients have a good understanding of their policy’s benefits and limitations.
We are happy to submit claims for your dental procedures to your insurance carrier (except BlueCross/BlueShield Federal plans or United Concordia Federal VIP plans); however, we are not responsible for your coverage or your plan’s limitations. Copays, deductibles, and any procedures that are unpaid by your insurance policy are ultimately your financial responsibility. Decisions regarding whether certain procedures are performed should be made after you have a clear and thorough understanding of your benefits and financial responsibility for such procedures.
Some patients may ask “Why do I owe money? I have dental insurance!” The answer to this is simple. Most dental insurance plans do offer some benefits that may be covered at 100%, such as cleanings. Certain procedures, however, are only paid at a certain percentage or may have frequency limitations. These will require a copayment on the part of the patient. You may call your insurance carrier or reference your dental benefit book in order to learn about your particular insurance policy, its coverages and limitations or restrictions.
If your insurance company doesn’t cover a dental procedure, CareCredit is a great option for financing. CareCredit is a GE Money Company that offers no-interest financing with low monthly payments designed to fit within any budget. Learn more and apply for CareCredit online.