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Dental Insurance Expiration Dates: What You Need to Know, Marietta

Dental Insurance Expiration Dates: What You Need to Know

Dental Insurance Marietta GA

“Doesn’t my insurance pay for that?”

“Is my dental treatment covered by my insurance plan?” 

“How much will my insurance cover?” 

As we approach the end of the year, it’s important to understand that your unused dental insurance benefits won’t “roll over” into the next. This can work in (or against) your advantage.

Benefits Reset in January

How can you make your annual allowance work in your favor? By booking out your necessary dental treatment now, then allowing your benefits to reset January 1st. Once they do, you can continue with your necessary care (even though you’ll have to meet the insurance deductible again) and enjoy access to the full annual allowance.

For example, let’s say you need a root canal on one tooth and a few fillings on the other side of your mouth. The root canal is most important, so our Kennestone dentist begins endodontic therapy as soon as possible. You’ve already had another filling this year, so you already meet your deductible and cap out on your allowance. In a few weeks — once New Years’ Day rolls around — those numbers reset. At that time, you plan your other fillings in early January, pay your deductible, and utilize your included coverage amounts all over again.

It’s Now or…Next Year

Scheduling dental care at the end of the year can be a challenge, because most people want to use their benefits before they expire. On top of that, most dental offices will fill up quickly over the holidays, when people are using up their vacation time. If you plan to schedule treatment in the next month, you’ll want to do it as soon as possible.

Call Dental Care Center at Kennestone to reserve your next appointment.

Posted on behalf of Dental Care Center at Kennestone


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Dental Care Center at Kennestone

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  • I absolutely love this dental experience. I used to dread having to make dental trips but since finding this office 4 years ago that took the dread away. From making the appointment, to visiting with the office staff. It's great. The Hygienist is very friendly. But that Dr. O,
    she is a ray of sunshine. Perfect bedside manner, concerning, caring, helpful, and so very positive. I do not have dental insurance and could go somewhere else that may be a tad cheaper but I wouldn't trade this dental office for the world. They feel more like family. Give them a try you won't regret it!

    Angie W.
  • I am very happy I came to this dental office! I tend to avoid going to the dentist because of past experiences, but my visit today was 10/10!! The dental hygienist, Kelly, and Dr. Buffington were so nice and thorough. I highly recommend! So happy I found a good and nice dental office finally!! :)

  • Always a great experience when I come in for cleanings or any work that has to be done. Special thanks to my hygienist Kelli for a good cleaning today and making me feel comfortable. Dr. Buffington is also terrific and very attentive. The entire staff will make you feel welcome and comfortable.

    Mark P.
  • I have been a patient here for many years. I’ve always had positive experiences. I especially like the Dental Hygenist “Callie”. She is just the best, always smiling and cheerful, just what you need at the Dentist. She is very experienced and I’ve learned a lot from her. All the Staff is very nice and polite and Dr Buffington is great also. I’ve had a lot of dental work done by her and never had a problem. She is very gentle and painless too!

    Nancy M.
  • The dentist, Dr. Buffington, hygienist, and staff were professional and efficient. Dr. Buffington provided an excellent explanation to my question so that I understood the situation. High recommend this dental practice.

    Don S.
  • Dr. Buffington has to be the kindest, most patient dentist in the world. The staff is amazingly attentive, non-judgemental and offers a very comforting experience. I appreciate how patient they are with me, a 44-year old that still cries and would rather give birth (without medication) than have dental work. I hope you catch my drift😉

    Adriennes B.
  • I really like Dr. Buffington. She gave me a plan that gives me hope about a TMJ issue. Everyone on the staff was professional and seemed genuinely caring. I would highly recommend the office.

    It’s a warm and welcoming atmosphere, and they don’t try to sell you on things you don’t need.

    Donna D.
  • I highly recommend this dental practice. They took prompt and amazing care of me to address a TMJ episode. Dr. Buffington and all employees I encountered were professional, friendly, caring and knowledgeable. They set me on the path of recovery and have earned my respect and business going forward. How refreshing to engage with a business that truly understands customer service.

    Ronni P.