Use Leftover Insurance Benefits & HSA Funds Soon!

added on: November 14, 2016

When most people think of a “holiday mad-dash,” it has to do with christmas-reindeer-headthe shopping/baking/decorating frenzy that is associated with the time period between Thanksgiving and Christmas. However, as a dentist, our office sees this in the form of people scurrying to take advantage of unused insurance coverages or Health Savings Account funds before the end of the year.

In the busy lives of most adults, it’s easy to see why we tend to put things off until the last minute, even those things that should have been a priority. However, when it comes to dental procedures, people postpone them because of the time needed to complete treatment, dental fears, or concerns about financing. In our office, we make these concerns, and others, far less problematic than most people perceive.

Let’s consider financing the dental care you need or want. For example, if you’ve wanted to straighten teeth but dreaded the look and feel of wires and brackets, we offer Invisalign. This is a clear mold that is removable for eating and brushing.

For Invisalign or any other dental treatment, we have special financing options. These payment plans can break your treatment fee into affordable monthly payments with no down payment required with no interest charged.

If you wish to use HSA funds or insurance coverage to help with your fee, Deb, our Financial Coordinator, is an ace at helping patients get the most from their benefits. She’ll be happy to sit down with you and discuss your options and how to take advantage of these financial sources.

Dental fear? For over two decades, we’ve helped hundreds of patients conquer their dental fears and complete much-needed dental treatment. Like you, they had avoided having dental care to the detriment of their smiles. Now, they laugh and smile with confidence and have no qualms about the level of comfort they’ll receive in our office.

For many fearful patients, we began with Oral or I.V. sedation to help them relax throughout their procedures. After a visit or two, many felt such confidence in our commitment to their comfort that no sedation was needed. However, we understand that dental fear is an uncontrollable response to signals in the brain (often memories, smells or noises). The support of sedation is always available if the patient requests it.

Having time to complete treatment can be greatly helped by oral sedation. In a number of situations, we can combine several appointments into one long one to complete necessary procedures. The relaxation of oral sedation prevents the patient from feeling tired or worn down from a lengthy time in the treatment chair. This way, they avoid multiple visits and achieve the end-result much sooner.

Whether you’ve contemplated dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, or need to overcome gum disease, your smile is a precious gift worth the time and dollars needed to keep it at its best. Begin with a consultation to discuss what procedures are best for you and the associated treatment fees. We’ll help you with issues such as financing, treatment time and dental fears so they are far less of the obstacles you may have imagined.

Remember, some dental procedures may require certain steps to fully complete treatment. Before you have to make a ‘mad dash’ to the dental office, call now to schedule a time that works best for you. We can be reached at 1-866-9-Smiles or online at:

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Dr. Ban R. Barbat

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