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The answer is probably! We participate with most PPO dental insurances, including:
- Florida Combined Life
- Delta Detnal
- United Concordia (TriCare)
- United Healthcare
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
*If you do not see your plan listed, please call the office and we will do a further search.
We do NOT participate with any of the Medicaid plans.
PPO stands for Preferred Provider Organization. Dentists and other healthcare professionals simply fill out forms and sign a contract stating that they will accept a certain fee for each service performed. For example a doctor may say a procedure costs $150, but the insurance company says it’s going to pay $100 for it. Dentists and other healthcare professionals who are PPOs or “in-network” accept this discounted fee in exchange for being listed as a PPO for that insurance company. It’s great for patients because it helps to keep costs low. It’s great for doctors because they get an opportunity to see new patients!
Ask questions! Don’t be afraid to ask questions about treatments you don’t understand, your dentist is a skilled professional who has explained this procedure many times before. At Orthodontics and Dentistry for Kids, we are sure to take time to explain procedures to parents and patients alike.
Sometimes employers change insurance providers or insurance plans without notice. While employers usually will keep the same level of coverage, it is important you ask your employer about any changes to your plan. When your insurance changes, just let our office know and bring in/fill out appropriate paperwork next time you come in.
For infants, todlers, and first visits, parents are welcome to accompany their child during the cleaning appointment. For older patients and returning patients, we ask that you let the child go back for the cleaning and x-rays, then we will ask the parent to join Dr. Perez during the exam. Dr. Perez will be happy to address your questions and concerns at that time.
For restorative treatment, we ask you to stay in the waiting area. Dr. Perez will call you if he feels that he needs you. If your child were not able to cooperate, in spite of our best efforts, then your child will be referred for sedation/general anesthesia.
Regular dental visits are important because they help spot dental health problems early on when treatment is likely to be simpler and more affordable. Also to help prevent many problems from developing.
Dental X-rays are important for children because their teeth and jaws are still developing, and their teeth are more likely to be affected by tooth decay.
The American Dental Association recommends your child’s first dental visit should take place around their 1st birthday.