Why Seeing an Out-of-Network Dentist Can Be a Good Thing

by | Feb 15, 2020

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You have dental benefits through your dental insurance plan, and through that plan, you’re provided with a list of dental professionals who are participating providers, or in other words, are in-network dentists. These in-network dentists are contracted within your insurance company and have agreed to provide dental services at negotiated (often significantly discounted) rates.

While choosing an in-network dentist can mean that you will pay less for certain services, not every dentist on your in-network list will suit your unique dental needs. Often times, being an in-network provider requires dentists to absorb the lower fees by using lower cost materials, shortening the time patients get with the doctor and scheduling many patients per day. All of these changes may greatly affect the experience you have at the office and the quality of care that can be provided. While potential cost savings are a big draw to choose an in-network provider, there are also several benefits to choosing an out-of-network dentist.

At CORE, you receive one-on-one time with Dr. Ericksen to review your dental needs and formulate a comprehensive treatment plan that works for you and your budget. We work with and accept all dental insurance plans and our office is able to submit claims without the restrictions that in-network providers have. Being an out-of-network provider allows us to discuss and offer all treatment options with our patients, instead of being limited by their insurance coverage. We accept Visa®, Mastercard®, Care Credit, and cash (5% discount applied) as methods of payment, and will always discuss all fees with you before treatment to avoid surprises and ensure that any recommended services fit within your budget.

Our dental assistants and hygienists provide exceptional customer service, and routinely attend continuing education classes with Dr. Ericksen. Our office is also proud to offer cutting-edge technology, from our same-day-crowns equipment to our crystal clear digital diagnostic imaging and the highest quality materials which ensure that your visits with us are worth your time and your investment.

Overall, one of the greatest benefits of choosing an out-of-network dentist is the freedom to choose someone who best suits your individual dental needs, and makes you feel confident about the services you receive and the level of care provided during every visit. To learn more about CORE’s fees, services, treatment plans and more, we invite you to stop by our office or call us at (406) 652-9100. We can’t wait for you to experience the CORE difference!

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