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Edmond Dentist: How to get the most out of your benefits.

As the end of the year draws to a close and your calendar fills up with obligations getting to the dentist may be the last thing on your to-do list. However, your Edmond Dentist wants to reinforce how important it can be to get in before the end of the year. If you have dental insurance chances are you aren’t taking full advantage of everything you’ve paid for.

What happens to your benefits at the end of the year?

You can save hundreds of dollars by using your dental benefits before the year ends. There are dental insurance programs run on a fiscal year(usually October to October), however, most of the dental insurance programs run on a calendar year, ending on December 31st each year. If you haven’t used your dental insurance plans then it’s sitting there with unclaimed benefits and will go to waste at year’s end.Dental insurance companies count on customers not claiming their maximum amount of benefits and in turn, they make millions of dollars off of patients.

Have you considered splitting up your big visits?

If you’ve used some of your benefits and know that you have a large procedure you need to get done, don’t hold off. Some procedures can be split into multiple visits, allowing you to schedule part of your visit before the end of the year and the final part in January the following year. This will allow you to use all the benefits you’ve paid for this year and maximize your use of benefits the following year. Not all procedures can be split up this way so make sure to ask your Edmond Dentist about how you can get the most out of your dental insurance.

Don’t wait until it’s too late to use your benefits. Call us today and schedule a meeting at 405-340-0411.

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3 Reasons To Visit The Dentist And Use Year End Benefits

See the dentist and take advantage of your dental benefits

This year is speeding to a rapid close and many people will be losing out on their dental benefits. Are you one of them? Imagine for a second that you took a wad of cash out of your bank account for the sole purpose of lighting it on fire. You wouldn’t ever want to do that, of course. So why would you want to waste benefits that you paid for? Here are 3 reasons to visit a dentist and use your year end benefits.

1.) No new deductible: If you have already paid off your insurance deductible for 2015, any additional dental work that you have completed will not require a new deductible payment. It’s important that you take advantage of this benefit and visit the dentist before the new year rolls around, because with the new year a new deductible payment will be needed.

2.) No wasted benefits: Dental services like screenings, x-rays, cleanings and more can all be covered by your dental insurance if you pay premiums. If you’ve done so, then why wouldn’t you want to take advantage of the dental services that are offered and that you have earned? Not only does it make financial sense to avoid wasting money, but you can maintain optimal dental health.

3.) No roll-over: Most dental insurance plans allow for a yearly maximum benefit amount to be used per person. If you haven’t used all of your allotted benefit, it isn’t going to roll-over into the next year. So in a sense, having unused benefits is the equivalent of putting those dollar bills of yours into a large bon fire. Silly, right?

By delaying dental treatment you could create the risk of needing more extensive and more expensive treatments later. To help you maximize your insurance benefits, we would love to schedule an appointment for you to see the dentist. The appointment slots will fill up quickly as many patients try to use up their benefits, so don’t wait too long to schedule your appointment.

Give us a call @ 405-340-0411 to book your dentist appointment, today.