There are so many myths out there in the dental industry about what you can and cannot do in terms of direct patient billing as a participating provider of PPO’s. We’ve heard them all and wanted to give a few facts about charging material fees or upgrades. In the end, patients are empowered with choices in the type of dental care they want and need. We also believe that patients should be responsible in paying for higher end cosmetic work that may not be covered by their insurance plan. This episode will dispel the myth behind doctors not being able to charge patients directly for dental work that is above and beyond the standard form of care covered by insurance. Dental insurance is designed to cover basic functional dentistry and dentist do not need to write-off all the extra materials and labor spent providing services above and beyond insurance coverage.
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