We all like to save money and feel like we’re getting the most for our money. And we all know that Health Care can be expensive. Major Dental work can be very expensive, but regular, preventative Dental Care isn’t. We are frequently asked by our patients how they can receive the highest quality care in the most cost-effective manner. Here are some suggestions for you-and we’ll save the best for last!
- Dental Insurance
If you are lucky enough to have dental insurance be sure thank your employer for the help. However, unlike Medical insurance, most Dental plans are designed to help pay for dental work, not cover most, or all of it. It’s simply a contract that sets up guidelines of what will be covered at what percentage. Plans not covering procedures have nothing to do with whether or not they are in your best interest; it’s just that it is not part of the plan.
At Dillon Family Dentistry we will work closely with your plan to maximize your benefits. Joanne, our insurance expert, will be glad to assist you with any questions you have and make your Dental Care as affordable as possible.
If you don’t have Dental insurance, or if your plan doesn’t cover your needs well, we are glad to offer you monthly payment options to make your arrangements more affordable! We work closely with Care Credit, the country’s top provider of Health Care financing. Many times we can offer payments that are interest free!
3. VIVA Dillon Family Dentistry!!!
The nicest compliment you can give us is the referral of a friend or family member. We promise to give them the same high level care you are accustomed to at Dillon Family Dentistry. When you come in for your next visit Joanne will give you (if you haven’t already received one) a VIVA referral card that will offer a $50. gift card for you to share with your friends and family, plus a $50. “Thank You” card for yourself as a token of our appreciation.
4. The BEST way to save on Dental Care
Cover the Basics!!! Yup, just be an All Star with your brushing and flossing habits and watch what you eat and drink. Periodontal disease is the single most common ailment to humans. 75% of the adult population has some form of perio, so you are constantly in a battle for good health. Scrubbing your teeth at the gum line a couple times a day will help keep your teeth and gums in the best shape possible. Combining that with regular professional cleanings can help keep you in the healthy minority.
For many people the most important reason to come in for regular cleanings is to give the dentist the best chance at finding SMALL problems that require minimally invasive Dentistry and cost the least amount of money and time to fix. By the time you realize that you have a problem on your own your treatment options are cut in half and the costs quadruple. Ben Franklin nailed it with, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!”
It goes with adage of; the cheapest cavity is the one you never get.
One last important point is that going to a dentist that is committed to your best interest and sympathetic to your personal and financial needs. A dentist that is truly committed to his patients needs will recommend the most Conservative Dentistry which is usually significantly less costly.
If you have any questions or are around the area would like to schedule a complimentary exam with, The Best Dentist on the Main Line for the last 10 years (as reported by the Main Line Times, thank you very much), give us a call at 610-525-5497. We are here for you!!!!