Perhaps it’s coincidental that I got an email from a prospective patient through my website on the same day a friend posted this video, “Jack Nicholson on Dental Insurance” (below) on Facebook.
First… the email:
Well I am looking for a good price to fix my teeth. I have Assure insurance. It’s an HMO. I went to (rhymes with) “Mental Dental,” and I feel like they are trying to rip me off!!! I can fax you the dental plan they gave me.
Thanks for visiting my website and taking time to send an email.
To answer your question honestly:
I’m not contracted with any HMOs or PPOs, so you won’t find me on your insurance guide’s list of dentists. I cannot do what I do within the restrictions imposed by HMOs. It’s simply not possible. Interestingly, you may find that treatment at an HMO office can cost the same or more than you’d pay at a private office with no insurance at all.
If you are looking for a dentist that will be very honest, give you options, and help you as an informed patient, I’m him. If you are looking for the least expensive dentist, I’m not him. My fees are at the higher end of the scale. I’m just being truthful and getting that out up front.
The best way I can give you the information you need to make a decision is by performing an examination (diagnosis and treatment options). If you’d like to set up an appointment for an exam, give us a call on Monday and speak with Marybeth. Or I can have her call you.
Thanks again for visiting my website!
Then today, I came across this video, “Jack Nicholson on Dental Insurance”:
How do you handle such questions and requests? Comment below!
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