Tag Archives: dental insurance

Don’t Just Answer the Question.

We all get phone calls and emails from prospective patients looking for a new dentist.  Very often the only question these prospects ask is, “How much is ________ (a cleaning, a crown, an extraction, etc.).”  Another common question is, “Do … Continue reading

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Insurance Salesman: “Dental Plans Are Crap”

I wish I could have recorded the conversation I had with a patient’s husband yesterday. Sometimes they leave.   Sometimes they come back. This was a new patient… sort of.  She first came to me about 3 years ago.  We did … Continue reading

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Roll the Bones – Tell Insurance Companies to FOAD

The following is from a thread on Dentaltown.  It has been suggested that dentists should file a class action lawsuit against dental insurance companies for “coercing them into accepting low fees or reimbursement.”  In the thread, several dentists share their … Continue reading

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Aetna VP / CFO Schools Us on TheDentalWarrior.com!

This is just too good and must be shared! On another blog article I wrote about Groupon, a gentleman named John Bermel chimed in with some comments regarding his beliefs about “what’s wrong with dentistry” today.  At first, I mistakenly … Continue reading

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Do you REALLY want to do business with Delta???

I understand I may draw the ire of dentists who participate with Delta and other managed care plans, as I perpetually express my bafflement (yes it’s a word) at how any dentist would willingly sign a contract with the devil … Continue reading

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Dental insurance is like getting a gift card from a control freak!

My friend, Dr. Alan Mead, a dentist in Saginaw, Michigan recently blogged about dental “insurance.”  I put “insurance” in quotes because there is no such thing as dental insurance.  Rather, it is a pre-paid dental benefit plan.  And, that’s what … Continue reading

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Another Delta Dental State Bites the Dust!

Last April I ranted… I mean blogged… about the 15% cut in fees by the state of Washington’s Delta Dental plan.  In it I said Washington was the beach head of this war.  I predicted that other states would follow … Continue reading

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