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Alberta’s Updated Dental Fee Guide
In September 2017 the Provincial Government with the Alberta Dental Association & College published an updated Alberta Dental Fee Guide. This guide had previously been discontinued in 1997 and the new updated version is voluntary. West Airdrie Dental has chosen to follow the 2017 Alberta Dental Fee Guide because we strongly believe it allows us to provide our patients with the high standard of dental care they have come to expect, using the most advanced and appropriate materials to restore and protect dental health.
Maximising the Benefit of Your Dental Insurance
We do encourage all our patients who have dental insurance to check which procedures are eligible for benefits, to take full advantage of their chosen scheme. The Alberta Dental Association & College highlights the fact that dental insurance should be regarded not as insurance, but more as a prepaid benefits plan, and as a way of helping people pay for some of their dental treatment. If you would like us to submit a Predetermination of Benefits to your insurance provider, then please contact West Airdrie Dental and we will be delighted to assist you.
The introduction of the new Alberta Fee Guide will not in any way affect the level of care provided by West Airdrie Dental to our patients and we are proud to be part of our community.
How Will This Affect My Dental Insurance?
It is expected that the introduction of this guide could affect insurance coverage and it is possible your insurance company may decide to reduce their benefits coverage. Some insurance companies might choose to follow a fee guide lower than the updated Alberta Fee Guide, providing payment for claims as a percentage of the rate shown in their fee guide. Additionally, insurance companies will not provide comprehensive coverage for all procedures and treatments detailed in the updated Alberta Fee Guide. Here at West Airdrie Dental, we realise this can be confusing which is why our friendly dental team will work with you to discover which procedures are covered by your insurance provider. To do this, we can issue your insurance provider with a Predetermination of Benefits request on your behalf.