We follow the NEW 2019 Alberta Dental Fee Guide!*
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The staff at Chinook Smiles is pleased that you have dental insurance benefits to help with the cost of your dental care. We would like to help you obtain the maximum use of these benefits so; please contact us at (403) 252-1404 for a consultation to discuss your dental needs and to help determine your insurance benefits coverage.
We are happy to bill your insurance company on your behalf and accept their payment directly. For co-payments or balances will we offer several payment options for your convenience:
- Credit Card: Visa, MasterCard & American Express
- Interact Direct Payment
- Financing can also arranged in advance
Please bring your insurance information when you come in for your appointment. We will work with you to ensure that you receive the maximum benefits to which you are entitled. Remember, dental insurance is intended to cover some, but not all of the cost of your dental care.
Chinook Smiles Frequently Asked Questions:
Q) Do you follow the 2019 Fee Guide?
A) Yes, we do.
Q) Do you offer direct billing?
A) Yes, we do offer direct billing, also called assignment.
Q) What costs will my insurance company cover?
A) Benefits change from time to time, so it’s important to make sure you know what your plan covers. As a result, we cannot provide you with a guaranteed estimate unless we have submitted a pre-treatment estimate before your treatment.
Q) What factors do you consider when providing a quote for treatment?
A) Our estimates are based on the most recent information we have on file. If you’re concerned about exactly what costs you’ll be responsible for, simply ask about our ‘Pre-Treatment Estimate.’
Q) What is a ‘Pre-Treatment Estimate?
A) A Pre-Treatment Estimate gives you the approximate cost of the treatment. Upon request, we’ll file this paperwork with your insurance provider before any work being done. While this may delay your treatment, you’ll know what (if any) out-of-pocket costs you may be required to pay.
Q) What payment options are available to me?
A) We require payment in full at the time of treatment for non-assignment or non-insurance claims. We accept MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Interac (Debit). However, a payment plan may be arranged if discussed in advance with our Administrative staff.
Q) What is the best way to budget for my treatment?
A) We’re happy to put together a detailed treatment plan with the associated costs clearly outlined so that you can budget for each appointment accordingly. We can also rank treatments so that you can deal with the most pressing treatments right away and deal with the not-so-pressing treatments over time.
If you have any questions about your Financial Options, please call us at (403) 252-1404!