Why doesn't my dentist just accept payment from my insurance company?
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Why doesn’t my dentist

just accept payment from my insurance company?

Many employers offer dental plans which help employees to cater for their dental treatment. In Canada, numerous people enjoy dental plans provided by insurance companies. Once an employer enters into a cover agreement with an insurance company, the company becomes a benefit carrier, meaning that it has to reimburse patients as per the agreement entered into with the employer.

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Now, when you pay your dentist a visit, it is his/her role to ensure that the treatment plan matches all your oral health needs. Do not be surprised to find that the treatment plan is dissimilar to what the insurance covers. If this is the case, you are the one to decide if you want your dentist Bolton to go ahead with the chosen treatment plan.

Make sure that you don’t make choices at a dental clinic guided by what the insurance plan covers only. Choose a treatment plan that will be right for you whether your insurance company covers it or not. Nevertheless, you ought to know that you will pay for everything before the benefit carrier can reimburse the amount your dental plan covers.

If you are not sure whether the dental plan covers a particular treatment plan, ask your dentist for help. Many dentists are able and willing to get in touch with a patient’s benefits carrier to find out if they can reimburse a patient for the chosen treatment plan. Where a patient will have to pay for a particular portion of the treatment, there is the option of getting a payment plan, which is something the dentist can offer.

What if you cannot afford dentistry services Bolton and you do not have a dental cover?

This is where the payment plan mentioned above comes in. A dental plan is very helpful for patients who cannot settle their entire bill at once and they lack insurance coverage. If you are in such a situation, talk to your Bolton dentist to find out if they can offer a payment plan.

In a situation where even a payment plan is not suitable for a patient, then one can:

  • Contact the local social service agency to find out if he/she qualifies for dental care that is government funded.
  • Get in touch with senior dental students at a local dental school. These students can provide dental treatment at relatively low prices.

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Why are dental services so expensive?

Dental services always seem very expensive. As residents of Canada, we do not necessarily pay directly when visiting a hospital or doctor, so not so many of us appreciate the high cost that comes with the provision of health services.

For some dentists, the overhead costs are arguably higher than those of other doctors. This is because these dentists have to employ specialized staff and equipment. Furthermore, operating costs make provision of dentistry services a costly endeavor.

However, you as a patient can avoid paying large sums of money by flossing, brushing, and undertaking dental exams regularly. As much as regular dental exams will cost you money, they are not as expensive as dealing with a serious oral issue.

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Daniel Hardison
Daniel Hardison
14:07 17 Feb 18
I am beyond grateful to the staff at the Smiles On Queen. I until the past 6 months had allowed my health and especially my dental health to rapidly decline. I had avoided the dentist for close to a decade and had a lot of fear, shame and embarrassment regarding the state of my teeth. From the moment I entered the office and furthermore on my call to book my appointment I was met with a degree of compassion and understanding that quite honestly has left me overwhelmed. The care, patience and expertise of the hygienist was extraordinary. Additionally the receptionist was equally as kind and understanding. Thank you - you have done so much for my self esteem - I can smile again without having to worry about the appearance of my teeth. I would highly recommend this office to anyone.
Aaron J. Jones
Aaron J. Jones
08:09 20 Feb 18
I was referred to this office by a friend because they offer IV sedation. I was very anxious at the dentist before but I was able to remove my wisdom teeth and I did not feel pain or discomfort. The dentist Dr. Lawrence was confident and told me what I was to expect afterward in terms of minor swelling and they also told me to come back if I have any problems but I am fine and happy. Overall I am happy this office was able to see me and they are great.
Julia Austerlitz
Julia Austerlitz
16:40 14 Feb 18
This dental office is staffed with some of the best people you will ever meet. First of all I would like to say that I’m really afraid dentists (I think its dentistophobia 😊), I've been to over 5 different ones with the same negative results from all. My mother is a cancer survivor and suggested that I check out her dental office...so I did. I was greeted by a team of fantastic people concerned with nothing but my well being. These people are angels sent here to help others in a time of difficulty, it is, honestly an absolutely amazing place.
phillipa cam
phillipa cam
17:50 26 Feb 18
My experience with both Dr Hung and Dr Norsen has been great and their office staff are very welcoming! I was well informed in details of my treatments and felt safe and secure for them to perform it. Both dentist are very gentle and does a phenomenal job. I was happy with my filling when it was done and I'd recommend these guy to every one. 😄
James Edwards
James Edwards
04:00 26 Feb 18
This was by far one of the best dental experiences I've ever had. I have a huge fear of the dentist and was open about my fears upon arrival. Dr. Norsen was kind, caring and catered to my needs and phobia. I 100% recommend this dental facility. I also felt nothing while receiving my fillings and I'm very hard to freeze and had a lot of work that needed to be done. Over all an awesome experience for the dentist.
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