Double Check Your Dental Insurance Decision

By |2019-09-10T21:17:29-04:00September 9th, 2019|insurance, News|

Dental insurance is not really insurance. Your health and car insurance are ways to reduce your risk of large, unforeseen payments. You make regular small payments and in return you don’t have to pay for a new car if you are unlucky and get into a major crash. Your insurance covers that. Yet, at Harvard,

Poor Oral Health Linked to Cognitive Decline, Perceived Stress, Rutgers Studies Find

By |2019-09-05T16:06:57-04:00September 4th, 2019|insurance, News, seniors|

Oral health is an essential part of psychological well-being and overall health in older adults. Poor oral health is associated with decreased quality of life, depression, hypertension, and cognitive decline. Two Rutgers studies, co-authored by Darina Petrovsky, Bei Wu, and Weiyu Mao, and published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, explored the relationship

Maryland’s new dental insurance program for low-income residents pays to remove teeth — but not replace them

By |2019-08-23T21:53:46-04:00August 22nd, 2019|insurance, News|

Bridget Morlan called the number on her first-ever dental insurance card and held her breath. After more than 30 years of dealing with broken teeth, gum infections and toothaches that landed her in the emergency room dozens of times, the Baltimore woman hoped the new coverage would make everything better. “I’m wishing for a miracle,”

What’s covered and who pays what: It’s all in the EOB

By |2019-08-23T13:19:27-04:00August 22nd, 2019|insurance, News|

Drumroll … Congratulations — the dental plan paid the claim! Or did they? Confirmation that your claim has been processed comes in two forms: payment and/or an explanation of benefits. An EOB is sent to the patient and/or dental office as a receipt of services provided. Unfortunately, dental plans do not have standardized formats for these

Philadelphia family hit with $2,500 surprise bill for dental anesthesia

By |2019-07-29T13:32:50-04:00July 29th, 2019|insurance|

At 15, it was time for Maili McGraw to get rid of the two stubborn baby teeth that were preventing full-sized canine teeth from growing in. The oral surgeon scheduled the extraction, as well as removal of Maili’s four wisdom teeth at Nazareth Hospital, near the family’s home in Northeast Philadelphia, in early March. Maili’s