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Important Dental Insurance Facts Washington DC

The bottom line is the amount of the dental insurance premium. If the dental insurance premium is more than you can afford, perhaps you can tailor the dental plan to fit you.

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Bethesda, MD
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Company: KingdomTrust Capital Management, Inc.
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Denver College of Financial Planning
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James E. Johnson, DDS PC
(202) 783-4567
555 12th Street,
Washington, DC
 
Cosmetic Dentistry of Washington
(202) 296-8777
1145 19th St., NW
Washington, DC
 
Sidney S. Markowitz, DDS, PC
(202) 833-8240
1145-19th Street, NW
Washington, DC
 
Barbara G. Farishian, DDS, PLLC
(202) 363-0106
Farishian, DDS, PLLC
Washington, DC
 
Robin Wulff
7202 Arlington Blvd.
Falls Church, VA
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Company: ABP Insurance Agency, Inc
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United Dental Corporation
(202) 861-0001
1629 K St., NW
Washington, DC
 
Drs. Noguera & Russo, P.C.
(202) 861-0045
2021 K St., NW #522
Washington, DC
 
Small Smiles Dental Clinic of Washington, DC
(202) 829-5437
3401 Georgia Ave., NW
Washington, DC
 
Merck & Company
(202) 997-7118
P.O. Box 6255
Washington, DC
 
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Questions about Dental Insurance

What to Ask about Managed Care

How do I choose a dental insurance policy?
This is a big question. If you are shopping for dental insurance on your own you will have a wide range of factors to consider. Even if your employer provides you with dental insurance you may have multiple dental plans to choose from. How do you decide what's right for you?

The most important thing is to ask yourself the right questions to ensure your dental insurance is adequate:

Can I afford this dental insurance?
The bottom line is the amount of the dental insurance premium. If the dental insurance premium is more than you can afford, but you are still interested, perhaps you can tailor the dental plan to fit you. Are there options to insure only large dental procedures? In some cases you can get a 'discount' dental insurance? If your family is in good health you could gamble that a discount dental plan is all you need.

Dental insurance through an employer is an ideal scenario. Group dental insurance provided through an employer is generally much cheaper.

What am I expected to pay for dental insurance?
It's not just about the dental insurance premiums you pay. It's also about the costs which you have to cover. What is the deductible? What percentage of the dental procedure (minus deductible) will I be reimbursed? Does the dental insurance plan only pay for the least expensive alternative treatment (known as LEAT coverage)? To what extent are preventative services covered by dental insurance? What happens in an emergency? What type of routine care is covered by dental insurance? These are also important considerations especially if you or your family members are frequent users of health care services.

Does this dental insurance plan cover the services I (or my family) use?
Not all dental insurance plans cover preventative dentistry. If you'd rather take action before you have to get that root canal, check your coverage.

Dental insurance plans may also restrict your ability to change Dentists, see Dentists outside of the plan or get access to dental specialists. If you are limited to a Dental Specialist from a particular list you must be comfortable with that? Read the fine print on your dental insurance policy.

Will the dental insurance plan provide for regular dental exams and cleanings which are frequent enough for the care of your teeth? What about x-rays? Does this dental insurance plan cover crowns, braces, root canals, oral surgeries and treatment of periodon'tal disease? If you have any pre-existing dental conditions is there any exclusion period?

Is this a dental insurance plan I can live with?
It's up to you to do some research. Dental insurance is important to you and your family day in and day out. It may be costly or inconvenient to change dental insurance plans. So, check everything out.

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