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Here's a tip that most dental insurance companies don't tell you: Your insurance benefits reset at the end of the calendar year, so you should take advantage of them before December 31st.
Most dental insurance plans offer standard annual benefits which are completely covered under your premium. Here are two common benefits you may want to take advantage of before the end of the year, since you're already paying for them:
- Bi-annual Cleanings. Most policies cover "preventive maintenance", or cleanings, twice a year to take care of the buildup of plaque, tartar and stains on the teeth. These appointments are also an opportunity for your dentist to ensure your oral health is overall looking good. Call us at 508-747-5400 to book a cleaning today.
- Meet your maximum. Find out what your maximum is, and if you've already hit your deductible, you can utilize the difference to pay for larger treatments you may have been putting off. For example, if your annual maximum is $1,800 and your deductible is $1,000, you have $800 that your insurance company can use to cover additional treatments before the end of the year. This amount resets, so you'll want to use it before you lose it on December 31st.
What larger treatments can you use your benefits towards? Most insurance companies will cover the following treatments:
- Oral Examinations
- Tooth cleanings
- Application of Fluoride
- Sealants (usually limited to children)
- Root Canals
- Treatments for gum disease
- Emergency relief of pain
Call us at 508-747-5400 to schedule an appointment today, or request an appointment online.
And remember, use them or lose them!
(Sources: National Association of Dental Plans)
Kerr Dental Associates, a family-owned dental practice in Plymouth, Massachusetts, is pleased to announce the addition of two accomplished doctors to their Pinehills location; Dr. Candace Wolkowicz, DMD and Dr. Jacinthe Giroux, DDS.
Dr. Candace Wolkowicz, DMD attended the University of Florida where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology. She completed her dental education at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston.
Dr. Wolkowicz has a passion for cosmetic dentistry including gingival recontouring and smile makeovers. This passion follows through to providing the best overall dental health care in all areas of her patients' individual needs. Dr. Wolkowicz practiced in Raynham, MA before joining Kerr Dental Associates and now lives locally with her family.
Dr. Jacinthe Giroux, DDS attended the University of Montreal where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology before completing her Doctor of Dental Surgery at McGill University. Dr. Giroux completed a Multidisciplinary Residency Program at the Montreal Children’s Hospital and devoted many years practicing, directing and developing services in remote regions of Canada in both Nunavik and James Bay.
Upon her return to the United States, Dr. Giroux served as Director of Risk Management for EDIC, authoring articles and lecturing on topics related to standards of care and risk prevention, before returning to her love for practicing dentistry.
In addition to Kerr Dental Associates, Dr. Giroux also practices at Columbian Square Dental in Weymouth, MA.
About Kerr Dental Associates: Located in Plymouth, Massachusetts, Kerr Dental Associates provides state-of-the-art dentistry for the whole family. This award-winning practice offers a wide range of services including implants and cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign, and Botox/fillers. With a periodontist and an endodontist on staff, patients of Kerr Dental Associates enjoy the convenience of having all their dental needs met right in our Pinehills office.
Congratulations to the Studebaker family!
Congratulations to the winners of our first drawing for the iPad Mini!!! This family won by keeping their original appointments! Call or email us now to schedule your appointment to be entered into our next raffle!
Our office has begun a quarterly raffle for an iPad Mini! To enter the raffle, patients must schedule and keep their appointment. We put their appointment card into a fishbowl and will draw every quarter!! Call or email now to schedule your appointment to enter your name to win the iPad Mini!!