Dental Benefits: Use It (by Dec 31st) Or Lose It!

Dental Benefits: Use It (by Dec 31st) Or Lose It!

October 18, 2018


Here at Bell Harbour Dental and PerioInnovations we pride ourselves on delivering expert dental care which includes keeping patients informed of their upcoming dental needs. Did you know your dental benefits reset every year? If your dental insurance plan, like most, is on a calendar year you will lose out on all unused benefits after December 31st.

2018 will soon be coming to a close, and so will your dental benefits. That means this is a great time of year to take advantage of everything your dental insurance provides, especially if you have outstanding dental treatment or surgeries.

Dental insurance plans typically provide annual coverage up to a certain dollar value. Some patients do not realize they have unused benefits for the current year and that they could schedule needed treatment that is covered by their insurance. Unfortunately, dental insurance is not carried over to the next year. In other words, “Use it or lose it”.

We know how busy families are today, but by coming in for regular dental cleanings and exams you may avoid dental complications that may cause you to exceed future dental benefits. We are committed to the prevention of dental disease, and regular exams and cleanings are essential in that effort. As the end of the year approaches, calendars get busy and things get put off. We urge you to call us today so that we may schedule your appointment as soon as possible. We want you to maximize your benefits and have the best dental treatment available.

Remember, it is always best to catch dental problems early. We look forward to seeing you soon!

With best wishes for continued good health,

Dr. Pawlowski, Dr. McAninley and the Bell Harbour Dental Team (206) 625-9358

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