Insurance Plan (PPO) Dentists: Can They Afford to Be Conservative in Their Care?

Insurance plan dentists sign contracts to accept maximum fees that they may charge to their patients. While this may sound great for patients, the downside is that the fees much more closely approach … [Read more...]

Finding an In-Network Dentist: Some Help

Many patients want to find a dentist within their network in order to perhaps save money. Their intent is indeed to save money. Are patients really saving money? Let's digress a bit. We have all … [Read more...]

Choosing a Dentist: An Updated Perspective

Many patients find themselves in a situation of choosing a dentist. They may have moved into a new community. Perhaps these patients changed their insurance plan or employer. Having to choose a … [Read more...]

Insurance Plan Dentists: Choosing a Dentist

Many patients look for a dentist on their insurance plan. Patients are looking to decrease their out-of-pocket expenses. This makes sense. However, when you are choosing a dental office with a "cute" … [Read more...]

What Dentists are on My Dental Plan?

Dental insurance plans are helpful in paying for dental care. Many patients want to find a dentist within the dental plan network to "save money." This does sound reasonable enough, right? Over 20 … [Read more...]

About Your In-Network Providers: the Rest of the Story

Many patients have dental insurance with in-network benefits. I realize patients want to save money and take advantage of their in-network benefits. However, there are some things patients may not … [Read more...]

Selecting a Dentist

Many patients feel compelled to find a dentist within their dental plan. That seems to make sense, certainly. Many patients have a dental plan, and they want to take advantage of a "benefit" offered … [Read more...]

The Latest Emerging Dental Trend

Some people often ask, "What is the latest emerging dental trend?" There is much changing in dentistry. In dentistry, trends do not necessarily occur yearly; it is slower than that, for differing … [Read more...]

What is a DMO, a Dental Maintenance Organization?

Over the past several years, more companies are signing on with dental maintenance organizations (DMOs) in order to save on their dental insurance costs. We see cost saving measures being taken in … [Read more...]

Managed Dental Care

Many patients and prospective patients ask about managed dental care. They feel "forced" to select a listed dental provider or "preferred" provider. They may feel comfort in that the plan is … [Read more...]