As your dental provider, our primary role is to provide you with quality dental care. As a patient, it is your sole responsibility to pay the fees for your dental procedures, regardless of your insurance coverage. If you have dental insurance, a dental plan can be a great help in covering the cost of dental care.
Please note that Beachstone Dental is a non-assignment of benefits office and we do not accept assignment payments from insurance companies. The method by which a dentist agrees to claim only the uninsured portion of your dental care at your visit and wait until your insurance company reimburses the insured portion is called the assignment of benefits. However, it is becoming increasingly difficult to verify insurance benefits, provide treatment in a timely manner, and get paid by insurance companies due to the variety of insurance plans and patient privacy regulations. The numerous constraints of this method of payment delegation have too large of an impact on the management of a small, privately-owned dental practice such as ours – hence our non-assignment of benefits policy, as recommended by the Ontario Dental Association.
Of course, if you have dental benefits, our office will be happy to help you file your claims to your insurer so that you receive the reimbursement provided by your insurance plan. This means that after full payment has been made, we will electronically transmit your dental claims through CDAnet to your benefit’s carrier, as a courtesy to you. After your insurer has processed your claims, you will be directly reimbursed and receive any payments by your insurance company. Most insurance companies process the claims quickly and our patients tend to receive their reimbursements within a couple of days.
Please bring all medical and dental benefit information and cards to your visit so we can help submit your insurance claims on your behalf.