Insurance Information

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How Dental Insurance Works In Our Office

dental insuranceWe are pleased that you have a dental insurance policy and we will do everything we can to help you maximize your benefits every year.

Our office strives to provide the absolute best quality in service and staff to our patients. We feel that one of the key factors in achieving this goal is to remain free of “dental insurance involvement.”

The choice to remain unaffiliated with any dental benefit company is based on this fact: We feel the decision for you to receive the highest quality of treatment, care, and materials should not in any way be determined or influenced by an outside body, such as an insurance company.

We remain, therefore, a private practice. You will never enter our reception area and feel or be treated as though you have entered a “dental factory” or that you are being rushed in and out.

It is our hope that all new patients—and those we already know—will appreciate this decision. We realize that in these challenging times, it can be difficult to make a decision for quality over lesser “out-of-pocket” choices, but we are confident that our office will make a positive difference in your oral health and, in fact, your overall healthier lifestyle!

We have many years of experience working with dental insurance and will gladly answer any questions we can while helping you get the most from your benefits! Estimated co-pays are due on the day of your service, and we will file your dental claim for you.

We work successfully with many different insurance companies (including Medicare dental supplement plans):

  • Aetna
  • Ameritas
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Delta Dental
  • GEHA
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • Interactive Medical Systems
  • Lincoln Financial
  • MedCost
  • MetLife
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Principal
  • Reliance Standard
  • TeamCare
  • The Standard
  • United Concordia
  • United Healthcare

We ask you to keep several important facts in mind:

  • You have a maximum coverage per year of typically $1000, $1500, or $2000. When dental co-payment plans began in 1970, they allowed the same amount of maximum payment per year as allowed today.

  • We ask that you understand, we neither work for the insurance companies, nor do we wish to. We work 100% for YOU. We want to help you maximize your benefits, but also we do not want to be controlled by insurance companies or the benefits packages they offer.

  • Our office does not diagnose, render treatment, or establish fees according to any insurance table or allowance. Office fees are based on the care, skill, and judgement of Dr. Booth, and by the cost of operating a dental office dedicated to excellence. Please remember that we work 100% for YOU.

Insurance Claims

  • For the majority of patients, we accept your insurance and will file your claim for you.

  • As a service to you, we will verify your benefits and estimate as closely as we can what we expect your plan to cover for the services. Most insurance companies will not give us their UCR schedule.

  • For certain procedures we will file a predetermination with your insurance company and base your estimate on what the plan states it will pay. There is, however, no guarantee that your insurance company will pay what it states on the predetermination.

  • Patients are responsible for paying their estimated co-pay at the time the service is rendered. If your plan pays benefits only to you or to the policy holder, we will file your claim for you so that you can get reimbursed as quickly as possible. Payment to our office is due at the time of service. Payment can be made with cash, check, MasterCard, VISA, Discover, American Express, Health Savings Account cards, and CareCredit.

  • Please read your policy so that you are fully aware of any limitation of the benefits provided. Many routine and recommended dental services are not covered by insurance carriers. In fact, some preventive procedures are not covered at all. There are a number of clauses insurance companies use to deny payment, such as pre-existing conditions and alternate (cheaper) benefits.


Paying for Your Dental Care

smile closeupThank you for choosing us for your dental care. We are happy to have you as a patient and are committed to helping you achieve and maintain your best dental health!

Investing in your dental care is a critical component of maintaining your overall health, and we offer a number of payment options to help you afford the treatment you need.

Payment Options for Your Convenience

We accept the following forms of payment:

  • Cash
  • Personal, Business, and Health Savings Account (HSA) Checks
  • MasterCard, VISA, American Express, and Discover
  • Debit Cards
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) Cards
  • Health Savings Account Direct Reimbursement
  • NEW PAYMENT OPTION: Split payments over several months with a valid credit card on file
  • CareCredit low-interest and 0% interest financing; click on the link below to apply now
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Financial Policy

Payment is due on the day of service unless prior arrangements have been made.

For certain multi-appointment procedures, you may make arrangements to split your payments between the appointments as long as an initial payment is made at the first appointment and the final payment is made by or on the day of the final appointment.

Patients Who Do Not Have Dental Insurance

We offer a 5% discount if you pay by cash or check. Please remember to ask us for this discount!

Patients Who Do Have Dental Insurance

We have many years of experience working with dental insurance and will gladly answer any questions we can while helping you get the most from your benefits! Estimated co-pays are due on the day of your service, and we will file your dental claim for you.

We work successfully with many different insurance companies, including:

  • Aetna
  • Ameritas
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Companion Life
  • Delta Dental
  • GEHA
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • Lincoln Financial
  • MedCost
  • MetLife
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Principal
  • Reliance Standard
  • TeamCare
  • The Standard
  • United Concordia
  • United Healthcare

Please know, however, that we are a private practice and choose not to enter into any type of network contract with any insurance company because doing so limits our ability to treat you. For you to receive the highest quality of care—which is our only standard of care—we have to be able to diagnose and render treatment based on your personal dental needs.

It is our hope that all new patients—and those we already know—will appreciate this decision. We realize that in these challenging times, it can be difficult to make a decision for quality of care over insurance network “savings,” but we are confident that our office will make a positive difference in your oral health and, in fact, your overall healthier lifestyle. In fact, we are very successful at getting maximum reimbursement for services as an uncontracted office!

Please remember that we work 100% for you. 

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