There are many dental benefit policies out there and not all are created equal. In order to make your first visit more efficient, we would appreciate if it if you had the following information about your plan before your appointment:
- Name of company administering your plan
- Your yearly maximum
- Your calendar year
If you do not have the answers to these questions, you can look in the booklet provided by your employer, phone your dental insurer or go online to your providers website.
If you are covered under more than one plan, please bring all the information related to all plans. We will be happy to sort out all the details.
If you are covered under your spouse, common-law or parents dental plan, we will need the full name and date of birth of the primary insurance holder.
Do you accept direct billing? Yes, we gladly provide this service for you. You will only be responsible for your balance of your invoice at the end of your appointment.
I am over 65. Is there a dental plan for me? Yes. The government of Alberta has a dental plan in place for seniors who fall into a low income category. The plan is based on yearly income and is administered by Alberta Blue Cross. If you have previously applied for Alberta Seniors Benefits, you will be automatically enrolled in this program. For more information, call the seniors information line at 1-800-642-3853.
If I am covered by the seniors plan, what do I need to bring with me? All you need to bring is your Alberta Health Care Number.
What does “Basic” and “Major” coverage mean? Most dental procedures fall into the “Basic” category (eg. hygiene therapy, dental x-rays, dental exams, fillings, root canals, dentures etc.) Few procedures fall into the “Major” category such as crowns, bridges and implants etc. Most plans ask for a predetermination for “Major” work. This ensures that you know exactly what will be covered by your plan.