Dental Insurance; A Misnomer
Dental "insurance" is not like health insurance. Dental coverage is a discount plan on some basic range of dental services that may not meet the true needs of the patient. If you have dental coverage, you're lucky, but there's a caveat. If you are paying for it yourself consider the fact that you are paying $300-600 per year for coverage of only $1000-1500 in benefit. Your dental provider has a professional responsibility to make you aware of your dental needs and how to best treat you to keep your smile healthy. Patients who trust for-profit insurance companies to determine their dental needs are in for a mouthful of potential problems and putting themselves at risk to their overall health.
With medical insurance, after a certain amount is met, benefits really kick in and reduce your out-of-pocket expense. Dental insurance is completely the opposite, use up your small allowance and the rest becomes your financial burden. A true insurance plan would allow unlimited care to keep you healthy.
At Lake Grove Dental, we offer a Loyalty Plan for the uninsured. Pay a small monthly fee and receive an adequate number of cleanings, exams, x-rays, other services and diagnostic information for your condition. If you need any further dental care, receive an additional discount with no maximums/waiting periods/restrictions or other rules. These days, it may be more important to find a dental provider you believe in than one who accepts your insurance. Give us a call!
Lake Grove Dental
16455 Boones Ferry Rd.
Lake Oswego, OR 97035