It’s common knowledge that your teeth require regular care, including visits to your dentist twice a year at least for cleanings and check-ups. However, what may not be common knowledge is whether a nearby practice accepts your Delta Dental insurance. The greatest fear relating to dental insurance is getting one huge bill in the mail and not being able to take advantage of your insurance, leaving you with unanticipated debt. This uncertainty may cause some to simply stay home, forgoing the care their teeth need, but we at Hallmark Dental understand how hard it is to find the right practice, and we’ll help you through this process with a few tips, which you can find below.
One of the most readily accessible ways of finding a dental office that’ll take Delta Dental is searching for one via the internet. Something as simple as “dentist who take Delta Dental” should do the trick and send you thousands of search results in seconds. Even so, you have another problem when this happens—too many options if you don’t find a way to filter the choices down. Many websites you’ll be sent to will be third party sites, meaning neither the insurance provider nor the dental office itself runs it. These websites can also be very hard to navigate, so they’re often not the best when it comes to identifying dental practices near you.
Search Delta Dental’s Site
Every insurance provider, including Delta Dental, has a directory for their website listing in-network dental practices. The advantage in this method is they’ll show you dental professionals nearest to you as well. However, there are some drawbacks—most notably that directories like these aren’t updated very often. They draw on practices from all over the country, so it’s hard to keep every bit of information up-to-date. Locations change, dentists change, and practice names change all the time, which means it’s possible they won’t even take Delta Dental insurance anymore.
Search the Dentist’s Site
Without a doubt, this method is the easiest, most direct one for making sure dentists in your area will take Delta Dental, with Hallmark Dental being one of those very practices. This is information that’s easy to find, and calling the practice is always an option if there are any questions you have—it’s certainly easier than trying to call across extended phone trees as you’d have to with an insurance company. You’ll be able to speak with an actual human being, who can tell you on the phone whether they take Delta Dental. Many practices can even talk about your plan in detail, so you’ll know the cost of particular treatments and how much will be covered.
If you use Delta Dental and would like to discuss our services, please contact us today!