January 8, 2017
The dentists and their staff at Dr. Ringler’s practice always strive to provide outstanding customer service in addition to our top-notch dental care. With this in mind, we are in-network provider with several popular Kansas dental insurance carriers including Blue Cross Blue Shield. The BlueCare DentalPlus program offers coverage for most preventive services, including examinations and cleanings. Coverage for more complex services, including fillings, extractions, root canals and anesthesia, is also available. And if you’ve purchased your dental insurance through your employer, then additional dental coverage options may be available to you through your group plan. Read on to learn more about your Blue Cross Blue Shield Dentist in Hutchinson.
In-Network with Blue Cross Blue Shield
What does it mean to be an in-network provider? The term simply refers to a dentist that has a contract with Blue Cross Blue Shield—or any other dental insurance company—to accept a pre-determined fee for covered services. Once you have met your annual insurance deductible, all you have to pay is the coinsurance fee. You cannot be charged anything more.
The Fundamentals of Dental Insurance
Dental insurance is set up differently than medical insurance. This is because the two disciplines work differently. Medicine tends to be reactionary while dentistry is proactive. For example, if your child comes down with a fever and earache, you might take him to the pediatrician. Upon finding infection, an antibiotic is prescribed and your son will be feeling better in a day or two. As a parent, you do what you can to make sure your children stay healthy, but sometimes there’s no way to prevent illness.
In dentistry, Dr. Ringler and his colleagues ascribe to the principle of preventing dental problems. With this in mind, we encourage patients to schedule regular dental checkups every six months. Your BCBS dental insurance is set up to support this system. How? By limiting the amount of benefits and setting an annual expiration. In other words, subscribers lose the monetary value of benefits if those benefits are not used up by the end of a calendar year. Therefore, BCBS Hutchinson dentist Dr. Ringler knows that it’s in the best interest of your smile and your wallet to see him at least twice a year.
Dental Services in Hutchinson
Dr. Ringler and Drs. Barnhart offer a comprehensive menu of dental care for you and your entire family, so everyone can have the healthy and beautiful smile they deserve. Our services include:
- Preventive Dentistry
- Restorative Dentistry
- Cosmetic Dentistry
- Periodontal Therapy
- Dental Implants
- Sedation Dentistry
- Children’s Dentistry
Contact Your Blue Cross Blue Shield Dentist in Hutchinson Today
If you have a question about your Blue Cross Blue Shield dental insurance plan, don’t hesitate to call our office. We’ll also be happy to let you know about coverage for a specific procedure before your appointment.
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