Children’s Dental Surgery accepts a variety of insurances, including Medicaid plans, to help ensure access to restorative treatment for your child. However, it is important to note that, due to the nature of your child’s procedure (involving a surgery environment and anesthesia services), the costs associated with treatment actually fall into two coverage categories—both dental AND medical. This means that some of the services provided will be covered by your child’s dental insurance, while others would be covered by your medical insurance (assuming you have, or wish to use, both). For this reason, it is important to understand your benefits associated with both your medical and dental plans.
What does the bill for my child’s procedure look like?
We know this is an important question for any parent, so we aim to address this first. Ultimately, you will be billed three separate invoices for the three services your child receives on their procedure day:
- FACILITY FEE INVOICE from Children’s Dental Surgery. This invoice is referred to as the “facility fee,” which includes costs for the supplies, equipment, staff, and the surgery itself in our facility. **This will be billed to you and/or your medical insurance.
- PROFESSIONAL FEE INVOICE from Associates in Anesthesia (AIA). This invoice covers the professional fees for the doctor who provides anesthesia for your child. **This will be billed to you and/or your medical insurance.
- PROFESSIONAL FEE INVOICE from your dentist. This invoice includes the professional fee for the dentist to complete the restorative work on your child. **This will be billed to you and/or your dental insurance.
How can I best afford my child’s procedure?
Dental treatment is an excellent investment in a child’s well-being and healthy development. However, because insurance does not always cover 100% of the treatment costs, we are happy to help discuss flexible options and ideas to ensure affordability. We also recommend considering Care Credit, the healthcare credit card that offers interest-free financing, for which any family can apply. It can also be used for other healthcare needs, such as vision, braces, dermatology, etc. With Care Credit, you are not charged until after the procedure is complete.
What insurances are considered in-network?
To help answer this question, we’ve provided a thorough listing for your review here.