Many people have dental insurance, and rightly so want to take advantage of their benefits. There are three types of dental insurance plans. The first, referred to as a DMO, requires that you see an in-network provider to receive benefits. The second type, referred to as a PPO, allows you to go to both an in-network and an out-of-network provider of your choice. The last type of dental insurance, called indemnity, does not have a network of providers and therefore you can see any dentist.
Desert Sun Smiles is always happy to file your insurance and allow the insurance company to pay us directly. We will verify your insurance benefits before treatment is started and based on the information will estimate your portion. At the time of treatment we will collect only your estimated portion. We normally receive the insurance company payment in 2-4 weeks. For patients who have a PPO and Desert Sun Smiles is out-of-network”, the difference will be an increase in your portion of the fee. This increase can be as little as 10-20 dollars for an exam and cleaning appointment.