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BlueCross BlueShield Dental Insurance

Dental insurance forms on tablet computerCost is the number one reason patients avoid visiting their dentist for necessary oral health care. Dental insurance coverage is one of the ways that patients are able to offset the costs of their dentistry services. If you have a PPO dental insurance plan, the Woodsprings Family Dentistry team in Jonesboro is happy to process and file your insurance claims. We are also in-network providers for many major insurance plans, including BlueCross BlueShield. Please let us know right away if you have BlueCross BlueShield dental insurance coverage (which you automatically do if you get your dental insurance through Arkansas State University or St. Bernards Healthcare). One of our knowledgeable team members will be happy to help you better understand the benefits of visiting our in-network dentistry practice and partner with you to maximize your insurance coverage. If you have questions about your BlueCross BlueShield benefits or want to schedule an appointment with us, give our Jonesboro dentist and team a call today. We’ll be happy to discuss your insurance policy over the phone or schedule a consultation appointment for you at Woodsprings Family Dentistry.

Your Insurance Plan Basics

Little boy in dental chair learning to brush teethDental insurance policies may sound like just a bunch of legalese or financial jargon to patients, but our knowledgeable dentistry team works with these benefit plans every day. We can help you review your coverage and maximize benefits on all of your necessary dentistry treatments. It all starts with our team taking the time to carefully explain out of pocket treatment costs and estimated insurance benefit coverage for every treatment before we begin any procedure to ensure there are never any unpleasant financial surprises. However, if you want to better understand your unique BlueCross BlueShield benefit plan, we’ll be happy to review your policy, so please don’t hesitate to ask.

In-Network VS Out of Network Dentists

Woman in dental chair holding cheekAs an in-network provider with BlueCross BlueShield, we offer patients the maximum amount insurance coverage and minimum out of pocket costs. This is because we have a relationship with BlueCross BlueShield. We have agreed to pricing as outline by BlueCross BlueShield, you will only need to pay your of pocket percentage of the cost of treatment. Out of network dental offices may charge higher fees for services, but you will need to pay the difference in pricing as well as your out of pocket percentage of treatment costs. In most cases, any differences in price at out of network dental practices are minimal, but when you visit an in-network provider, you won’t need to worry about these additional out of pocket costs.

Maximizing Dental Insurance

Smiling senior man in dental chairWhen we tell patients the best way to save money and maximize dental insurance coverage is to visit our office more often, they can be skeptical, but it’s the truth. The easiest way to maximize your BlueCross BlueShield dental benefits is to visit our office for six month dental checkups. During these biannual appointments, we’ll screen for warning signs of common oral health concerns and partner with you to prevent the majority of dental issues. These preventive appointments typically receive between 80 and 100% coverage from BlueCross BlueShield benefit plans. That means regular dental appointments have the lowest out of pocket costs and minimize your risk for more serious oral health issues.