Most of our patients have dental insurance and we routinely help them maximize their benefits. We accept traditional insurance plans and PPO plans, however, we are out of network. Patients with traditional insurance or a PPO plan have the freedom to choose their dentist. In most cases, the deductibles and annual maximums are the same if you visit an in-network dentist or an out-of-network dentist. Check out our Financial Page for more information.
It is our priority to help patients receive all of the benefits they are entitled to under their plan. Immediately following your dental appointment, we will file your claim electronically, providing x-rays, narratives, and photos to support the claim and expedite your payment. At the time of the service, we ask that you pay in full for services rendered. Within a few weeks of your appointment, you will receive a reimbursement check from your insurance company. This is how we work with all insurance companies.
The amount of reimbursement depends on what type of plan you have chosen or which plan your employer has paid for. Keep in mind that dental insurance, in general, is very limiting. Most plans allow a maximum of $1000-$1500 per year and have restrictions on the treatment allowed. Dental benefits haven't changed much since their inception in the early 1960's while dentistry has made enormous clinical advances in the last 50 years. The amount of dentistry a patient could receive in 1960 with a $1000 annual insurance benefit is far different than today.
Dentistry has a wide range of predictable, long-lasting treatment options to help patients restore and maintain health, function, and beauty. Dental insurance simply does not allow for the quality based comprehensive treatment available today. Since dental coverage is so limited it is important to choose a dentist on trust, experience, skill, and likeability rather than if they are on your "list". If you have any further questions please feel free to call our Orlando, FL office at (407) 381-3000.