We accept a variety of financing options and can help you find if we are the right place for you to go to. Here are some common questions that may help you to see if we can help you out.
We accept checks, cash or credit cards. We also offer a flexible payment plan. Please see our Financial Coordinator for details. We are happy to file insurance for your reimbursement as long as you are free to choose your own dentist.
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We accept most traditional insurance plans which are listed below. Please contact our office to verify acceptance of your plan.
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What does my insurance pay for?
Our office participates in Delta Dental and BlueCross Dental. We will fill out the insurance forms of all other companies in order to help you receive your reimbursement benefits.
Why doesn’t my insurance cover all the costs for my dental treatment?
Dental insurance isn’t really insurance (defined as a payment to cover the cost of a loss) at all. It is a monetary benefit, typically provided by an employer, to help their employees pay for routine dental treatment. Most plans are only designed to cover a portion of the total cost.
But my plan says that my exams and other procedures are covered 100 percent!
That 100 percent is usually what the insurance carrier allows as payment toward a procedure, not what your dentist or any other dentist in your area may actually charge. The allowed payments are sometimes referred to as UCR or “usual, customary, and reasonable” charges. However, UCR more typically represents a list of payment amounts negotiated between your employer and the insurance company. An employer usually selects a plan with a list of payments that corresponds to its desired premium cost per month. Therefore. there usually will be a portion not covered by your benefit plan.
If I always have to pay out-of-pocket, what good is my insurance?
Even a benefit that does not cover a large portion of the cost of what you need, pays something. Am amount that reduces your out-of-pocket expense helps.
Why is there an annual maximum on what my plan will pay?
It is your dentist’s responsibility to recommend what you need. It is the insurance carrier’s job to control payments. Dental plans are different from medical plans, in that dentistry is needed frequently. Most dental plans have annual maximums and exclusions. These are negotiated between your employer and the insurance company.
If my insurance won’t pay for this treatment, why should I have it done?
It is a mistake to let benefits be your sole consideration when you make decisions about dental treatment. People who have lost their teeth often say that they would pay any amount of money to get them hack. Your smile, facial attractiveness, ability to chew and enjoy food, and general sense of well-being are dependent upon your teeth.
What should I do if my insurance doesn’t pay for treatment I think should be covered?
As your dentist, I do not have the power to make your plan pay. If your insurance doesn’t pay, you are responsible for the total cost of treatment. Sometimes a plan will pay if patients send in claims for themselves, or if the Employee Benefits Coordinator where the patient works steps in. We will gladly give copies of whatever you may need.
Dental insurance issues are really the patient’s problem. However, our office keeps our patients happy by providing assistance with their benefits. We will be glad to help, but our office cannot take on the total responsibility.
Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry is located at 1090 New London Ave Cranston, RI 02920.
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