Dental Insurance – Aspen Hill, MD

Get the Most Out of Your Coverage

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Every dental insurance plan is different, which is why so many people have a hard time learning how to navigate theirs. We want you to be able to effortlessly keep your child’s oral health on the right track, which is why we’re happy to maximize all of our patients’ benefits by filing claims on their behalf, even if we aren’t in-network with their specific policy. Below, you can find out some insurance basics to help you better understand how your plan works.

Understanding How Dental Insurance Works

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To understand your dental insurance plan, you’ll need to commit a few terms to memory:

  • The deductible is a set amount that your insurance company will require you to pay out of pocket before they begin covering treatments.
  • The maximum is a capped-off amount of money that that your insurance will pay out for treatments over the course of a calendar year.
  • The premium is the monthly or annual amount that you pay for coverage.

In addition to these terms, keep in mind that many dental insurance plans restart on January 1st of each year, which means the maximum and deductible reset. So, to get the most out of your benefits, you’ll need to utilize them over the course of the calendar year.

What Does Your Dental Insurance Plan Cover?

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As mentioned above, it’s important to keep in mind that every plan can differ. So, in order to determine whether yours will cover a certain treatment, it’s best to call them directly. That being said, many companies utilize a 100-80-50 structure, which means that they cover 100 percent of preventive visits, 80 percent of basic dental treatments, and 50 percent of more invasive procedures.

We Offer In-Network Savings & Welcome Out-of-Network Providers

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At Healthy Kids Dentistry, we’re proud to accept Maryland Healthy Smiles, and we’re in-network with many major PPO dental insurance plans, including those listed below. This means that we’ve negotiated discounted rates and fees with the insurance provider to help patients who remain in-network save from out-of-pocket costs. We’re also happy to file insurance claims for patients who aren’t in-network to help them maximize their benefits.

  • Assurant
  • Carefirst BCBS
  • Careington
  • Care PPO
  • Cigna
  • Delta Dental
  • DentaQuest
  • GEHA/Connection Dental
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • Maryland Healthy Smiles
  • Principal
  • United Concordia
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Don’t see your plan? We take most dental insurance! Call us to learn more.