How to Choose the Best Dentist – Insurance & Financials
When it comes to choosing your best dentist from a financial & insurance point of view, look for their team’s financial expertise. A best dentist’s office will follow the best practices in regards to how they handle the financial aspect of delivering high quality dentistry. Sunnyvale Dental Care staff is well-trained in submitting and managing insurance claims for our patients. Our insurance coordinator understands different insurance plans and their coverage, maximums, limitations and copayments. She is an expert in answering patient’s insurance related questions on a daily basis.
You might be treated by the best quality, highly talented dentist but if his/her supporting financial staff does not have the knowledge and experience to handle the financial transactions associated with your dental treatments then it can end with great disappointment for you.
Here are few questions you might find useful:
How much should you pay for the best dentist?
Finding a cheap, low quality dentist will cost you way more in the long run (and even in the short term in some cases) than finding the best dentist at higher prices. Best affordable dentist should be the dentist who provides a high quality dental care at reasonable prices. Best dentists will offer reasonable fees by running an efficient office or by purchasing dental supplies in bulk, but not by compromising in the quality of dental material and techniques. They will also ensure hiring the best educated and trained office staff that they can possibly afford while maintaining an affordable fee structure for all their dental procedures. Dr. Antonious is known for providing affordable & quality dental services in Sunnyvale and the surrounding areas.
Does your best dentist accept your PPO plan?
Dr. Antonious is a PPO dentist for most dental insurance companies like Aetna, TriCare Delta Dental, Cigna, Humana Dental, Assurant Dental, DenteMax, Blue Cross/ Blue Shield Dental, Connection Dental (GEHA), Dental Benefits Providers/ United Healthcare, First Health Dental, Guardian Dental, Health Net Dental, MetLife Dental, Principal Dental and Ameritas. Feel free to call and ask our insurance coordinator about your particular PPO insurance and we will be more than happy to assist you with the correct information promptly.
Do they submit claims to your dental insurance company?
The best dental office submits claims to insurance companies and keeps it hassle-free for their patients. In case of any discrepancies or claim denials, their financial coordinator assists the patients with all the information and try their best to resolve the situation. Sunnyvale Dental Care insurance coordinator will submit and follow-up with the insurance company regarding your insurance claims on your behalf promptly.
Are treatment plans & cost estimates discussed in advance?
When discussing treatment, are the treatment plans discussed in detail so you know what to expect? How many visits will the treatment take? How long each visit? Are you given accurate estimates up front? Are your questions answered clearly? If you need treatment beyond basic cleaning and x-rays, Sunnyvale Dental Care always presents you with a treatment plan that answers all your questions mentioned above. You can take it home after your first consultation and come back whenever you feel comfortable; in the meanwhile you can call us for your queries.
What are the other payment options for non-insured patients?
If you do not have dental insurance, a big consideration may be whether or not the practice offers patient financing options such as lending club, which is a third party financial partner that will allow you to pay for your treatment in installments without interest for a certain period of time. As many practices require payment upfront, having a means to pay for the service insures you get the treatment you need.
Does the practice offer new patient specials?
This is a great way to visit your best dentist for a no-obligation consultation and see if you trust them for being your go-to dentist for your complete family. Sunnyvale Dental Care offers new patient specials for Free Whitening, Free Limited Initial Consultation, Free Invisalign Consultation, Free Implant Consultation and Free Denture Consultation. You can conveniently download your offer online from Sunnyvale Dental Care website and call us to request an appointment for your new patient special.