If you’ve ever tried to read your dental insurance plan and were left with more questions than answers, you’re not alone. Even for professionals, dental benefits can be hard to understand, confusing to access, and confusing to maximize. Lucky for us, and you, our financial team is standing by to help you find the best way to use your dental benefits in 2022. To help you get started, they’ve put together this list of tips for maximizing your benefits.

    1. Schedule Your Visits in Advance

    Routine preventive care usually works best when it’s spaced evenly throughout the year. To ensure that there are no interruptions or delays, we recommend scheduling your cleanings and exams in advance. Dr. David’s schedule usually fills up ahead of time so you’ll want to reserve your appointments early!

    2. Use All of Your Professional Cleanings & Exams

    Most dental insurance plans cover two professional cleanings and one dental exam each year at low or no cost to you. However, these benefits don’t roll over. If you don’t use your allotted cleanings and exam during 2022, you’ll lose those benefits! Follow our first tip to make sure you take advantage of those free preventive appointments.

    3. Get Restorative Treatment When You Need It

    Most dental plans have several tiers of coverage. Preventive care is generally covered at 100% or close to it; basic restorative procedures are covered at around 80%; more serious treatments are covered at around 50%. If you need a basic treatment like a cavity filling (usually covered around 80%), don’t put it off! If the problem worsens you may be looking at root canal therapy (50%).

    4. Keep In Touch

    We can’t help you find the best way to use your 2022 benefits if we never see you! Dr. David and our team will work with you to plan your dental care in a way that optimizes your dental insurance coverage and protects your oral health.

Maximize Your Dental Dollars at Dental Wellness Phoenixville

Your oral health is important to us and we are a big proponent of preventive care. You generally will save money in the long run if you stay current on preventive care because you’ll avoid more expensive restorative procedures. To ask us any questions or to schedule an appointment, call us today!


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