Insurance Benefits:  Are you maximizing yours?

Question:  I received a mailer that said that my insurance benefits will run out by the end of the year and I should get into their office.  I am nervous about this and a little worried.
Answer:  Most dental insurance plans have a renewal date on January 1 of each year.  If patients don’t use their insurance before December 31 they miss out on the benefit for that year.  For example, I get patients in the office who haven’t been in for many years.  When I plan out their treatment it can go over their annual dental maximum and they have to pay more out of their pocket to get the necessary dentistry completed.  If they came into the office in mid-November or early December then we can take advantage of both years of benefits.  If you have been delaying treatment, now is the time to make an appointment with your dentist to reduce your out of pocket costs

Dr. Antolak treats his dental patients in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere where you are treated like a guest in the home.  His motto is to “relax while we take care of your smile”. He specializes in cosmetic dentistry, implant dentistry and general dentistry using sedation dentistry if necessary for his high fear patients. He has been treating patients for the past 21 years and is located in Shelby Township, Macomb county Michigan.