How dental insurance companies calculate the UCR fee

| November 11, 2008

What does UCR fee stand for? Well… the letters in UCR stand for Usual, Customary, and Reasonable.  Almost sounds like the Insurance company is doing extensive surveys of dental fees in your zip code and then taking the average, say 70% – 75%,  fee.  But guess what, that is not what the Insurance company

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Give our troops some Holiday Cheer!

| November 7, 2008

I just recently came across this organization and I thought what a great way to make a soldier’s day!  Also, a great way to get rid of some excess Halloween Candy. Grandview Dental Care will be donating toothbrushes and toothpaste through Operation Gratitude an organization that sends care packages to

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Does choosing a dentist on a list save me money or my insurance company money?

| November 6, 2008

So if my out of pocket is less if I go to a dentist on a list, why wouldn’t I just go to a dentist on a list to save money. Whew that was a long headline!  Do you make all of your buying decisions based on cost?  Do you buy

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Is Dental Insurance, Insurance?

| November 6, 2008

I guess that depends on your definition of insurance but when you compare dental insurance to the other insurances that you carry on your home, car, life, and medical it seems like more of a dental maintenance plan rather than insurance. Dental Insurance … it’s not really insurance at all

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Do I need to take an antibiotic before my dental cleaning?

| October 29, 2008

For decades the American Heart Association had advised that some patients with certain heart conditions should take antibiotics prior to their dental appointments. In April 2007 the American Heart Association published guidelines where they recommend that most of these patients no longer need short-term antibiotics as a preventive measure before their

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Don’t dump it! We’ve got 22 cool things to do with your castoffs

| October 23, 2008

Want to find a good home for some of the stuff you no longer want or use?  Check out www.freecycle.org where you can post your stuff and people will email you if they want it.  You might even find some stuff that you want.  Everything posted must be a free offer.

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Can a Health Savings Account be Used for Dental Expenses?

| October 21, 2008

Yes, You can use your Health Savings Account for your preventive and restorative dental expenses. We recommend that you speak to your Health Savings Account representative for all the details but based on our research a Health Savings Account can be used on all non-cosmetic dental expenses, including Invisalign Orthodontics.

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Halloween Candy Alternatives

| October 17, 2008

As we approach beggars night I thought I would do a little “googling” to find some alternatives to Halloween Candy.    Below is a listing of ideas I compiled along with a few places to find the alternatives. I also found a Halloween survey where 1200 boys and girls where asked

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Top 5 Dental Bad Habits

| October 15, 2008

Ok… we try to remain positive in this Blog but today we are going to talk about some dental bad habits that you really need to try and stop doing. Sipping on a sugary beverage all day long.  Don’t sip on pop all day (yes Mountain Dew lovers we are

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Help Aging Parents maintain their Oral Health

| October 13, 2008

Are you a member of the Sandwich Generation? If you are 1 of the millions of Americans that fall in the “sandwich generation” you’ve got a busy schedule taking care of your own kids as well as looking after your aging parents. Oral health may not be at the top of the

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