3 Things to Consider When Making Effective Family Dentistry Care Decisions

Are you looking for a great family dentistry team? Think about the last time you had a dental checkup and recall how long it took. Did you have a lot of questions? Did your dentist take the time to answer them? Were you prepared for that appointment in advance, or was it an emergency? Clearly, your dental care is important, especially when you are looking for great family dentistry. But what if you were presented with different options from which to choose before that next appointment? How will you make an informed decision that’s best for your family?

When it comes to making decisions on the best dental care plan for your family, there are numerous factors to consider. There are many things that go into determining the right dentist, including clinic, insurance, and services – all of which can be overwhelming at first. Fortunately, we’ve compiled three tips on how you can make effective decisions when choosing family dentistry care.

Family Dentistry Care

1. Know what’s included in your family dental insurance plan

Knowing what’s covered in your dental plan upfront can help eliminate a lot of guesswork. This will help you understand how your dental insurance plan works and how to get the most out of the coverage provided. If you have questions about what’s covered and what isn’t, talk to your insurance representative.

Before making your decision about which dentist to use, make sure they accept your insurance and that you know what your dental insurance plan includes when it comes to: 

  • The types of procedures covered
  • The number of visits allowed per year
  • How much you pay out-of-pocket per year
  • Any annual or lifetime caps that may apply
  • The amount you’re responsible for per visit (copay or coinsurance)

No insurance? No problem. We offer unique family dentistry payment plans for patients without dental insurance. Our Hurlbut family dentistry savings plan membership requires one yearly fee for: 

Pay in office at your first appointment and renew yearly. We offer two plans: one for typical family dentistry patients starting at $375/year and one for periodontal patients who require more frequent and involved care with tiered care from $375 to $650.

2. Check out the family dentistry office and team before making a decision

Taking a look around the dental office and speaking with the staff can give you a good idea of what to expect. Having an idea of what to look for can help you make a more informed decision about which dental office is right for you and your family. Look at things like: 

  • What does the office look like? 
  • Are the facilities clean? 
  • Are the team members friendly and helpful? 
  • Are there positive reviews from patients? 

These are all great questions and things to look for when checking out the office and dental team. At Hurlbut Dental, we are happy to answer any questions you might have before making a decision.

3. Make a list of questions for your next appointment

If you’re coming in for a consultation or checkup with a new dentist, it’s a great opportunity to ask questions like: 

  • What is the dentist’s approach when it comes to treating dental health issues? 
  • What services does the dentist provide? 
  • What is the dentist’s availability? 
  • What is the dentist’s approach to follow-up appointments? 

These are just a few examples, but you get the picture. 

Having a list of questions and being prepared for your appointment will help you make an informed decision. You can also utilize the Internet to research info about different family dentistry practices and dentists before your consultation. Take note of what you find, including reviews from patients and the provider’s website. This will help you feel prepared and better equipped to ask the appropriate questions at your next appointment.

Call Hurlbut Dental

At Hurlbut Dental our team is incredibly helpful, our office is impeccably clean, and our care is top-notch. From Drs. Allie Hurlbut and Kelsey Sasse, to Jessica King, our Office Manager, and everyone in between we are the family dentistry team people rave about – so, what are you waiting for?

Call Hurlbut Dental of Lincoln, Nebraska at (402) 438-5588 and begin your dental journey. Our family dentistry office is located at 5611 NW 1st St Suite 108, Lincoln, NE. We can’t wait to meet you. 

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