Improving access to care while increasing the value of dental practices
I have been practicing dentistry for the last 12 years, and many of the patients who come to my practice either do not have dental insurance coverage or have dental needs that exceed the limitations of their insurance coverage. This prompted me to start thinking about offering alternatives to traditional insurance. Most insurance companies have continued to keep their allowable fees and yearly maximums low instead of increasing them to accommodate the rising costs of providing quality dentistry. This, along with the common insurance practice of finding creative ways to deny coverage for services provided, does not help the patients or the dentists.