Dental insurance can seem very complicated on the surface, but we prefer to keep things nice and simple here at Carlson Dental Group. We are in-network with many, many PPO plans, and we’re happy to work with many out-of-network plans as well. Just give us a call with your policy information handy, and we’ll go over how we can use your benefits to help you save big on your care. Before that, you can learn more about maximizing your insurance with us by reading our short guide below.
Dental and health insurance share a lot of similarities, in that in exchange for a monthly premium, you gain access to fully and partially covered healthcare services. The big difference is that dental insurance tends to focus on preventive treatments. By making routine checkups and cleanings easily affordable, the idea is to help patients avoid larger issues that require more extensive (and expensive!) treatments over time. Be sure to keep this in mind as you read the next section.
Expanding on what we just mentioned above, your plan likely covers preventive care services 80-100%, which includes things like checkups, cleanings, dental sealants, fluoride treatments, and X-rays. Fortunately, dental insurance can also be used to offset the cost of fillings, crowns, and other restorations used to repair broken or decayed teeth, though the coverage is usually less (about 50-70%). Cosmetic treatments are usually NOT covered, and orthodontics typically receives a lifetime benefit, or a fixed amount of money specifically meant for braces or Invisalign.
Our dental office is proud to be in-network with the vast majority of PPO plans, which means we’re able to offer patients the most savings possible every time they come to see us. Below, you’ll find a list of local employers we are partnered with. If you work for any of these companies and get your dental insurance through them, then we’re definitely in-network for you!