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How do I shop for dental services (NYC)?

How do I determine whether the costs on my dental predetermination form are reasonable and/or shop around for a better deal? [more inside]
posted by yonglin on Oct 18, 2014 - 4 answers

Can/should we use trip insurance as our primary medical insurance?

In 6 weeks' time, my husband and I are quitting our jobs to go on a 2-3 month road trip around the USA before moving to Europe. I have some questions about travel/trip/health insurance for folks who may have done this or something similar. Is it sensible or possible to use travel insurance as our primary health insurance? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 24, 2013 - 5 answers

In Need of an Affordable Dental Plan

I am looking for a dental plan I can enroll in. My employer does not provide dental insurance. I live in Massachusetts. [more inside]
posted by melizabeth on May 21, 2013 - 15 answers

I should ask this question while I still *have* teeth.

I am a bad human being and have not been to the dentist in...well, a very very long time. Help me figure out options, like insurance and such? [more inside]
posted by TomMelee on Jun 4, 2012 - 20 answers

Tooth and clause

Dental Insurance: I have it for the first time in 20 years. Help me figure out how (if) I can get coverage for a procedure that was pre-approved and then denied coverage. [more inside]
posted by caryatid on May 18, 2012 - 6 answers

My poor tooth.

I'm in the second week of a three month road trip in Wyoming with an infected tooth. I'm on a shoe string budget and I can't afford the extraction. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by chichimimizu on Sep 14, 2011 - 20 answers

What is the best and most useful dental insurance for an individual living in California who is anticipating getting all his upper teeth pulled and falsies put in?

What is the best and most useful dental insurance for an individual living in California who is anticipating getting all his upper teeth pulled and falsies put in? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 31, 2011 - 3 answers

Cheap dental insurance in Australia?

What's the best health insurance in Australia for dental work? I have a chipped tooth that needs capping and some wisdom teeth that need removing, and I don't want to wait a long time. I can't afford to spend that much either.
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn on Jun 15, 2011 - 9 answers

Crafting a successful dental insurance appeal

Help me craft a successful dental insurance appeal. [more inside]
posted by grouse on Feb 11, 2011 - 2 answers

I have the worst teeth you have probably ever seen. What can I do about this?

I have the worst teeth you have probably ever seen. Now what? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 1, 2011 - 27 answers

Dental Care for the Broke

Wisdom teeth extraction. No insurance. Halp! My boyfriend is in a lot of pain and needs surgery asap. However, consultation and procedural costs comes to about $900 (only 2 teeth). He's broke and already drowning in student and medical debt. We've thought of a few options but they're not panning out. [more inside]
posted by vilandra on Jan 10, 2011 - 17 answers

Help me make financial sense of my health care options.

Help me figure out how to deal with next year's health care for me and my family of three. [more inside]
posted by Obscure Reference on Sep 25, 2010 - 5 answers

How can I get out of a bogus medical bill?

My dental insurer made a mistake and I am stuck with the $3,200 bill. How can I get out of it? [more inside]
posted by tmason on Sep 13, 2010 - 30 answers

When will children be able to stay on parents' health insurance and will dental be included?

Two questions related to the provision of the US healthcare bill related to dependents getting to stay on parents' plans until age 27. [more inside]
posted by ishotjr on Apr 20, 2010 - 18 answers


Does what my dentist's receptionist told me re: dental insurance and my deductible make sense? [more inside]
posted by oinopaponton on Feb 8, 2010 - 12 answers

Pain-filled mouths, pain-filled wallets.

War: dental office vs dental insurance. War Casualty: patient. What recourse do we have? [more inside]
posted by VikingSword on Jan 22, 2010 - 10 answers

Dental Insurance Waiting Period Details

Another Dental Insurance Question: My Delta Dental starts on Sept. 1st, but they won't cover fillings until Mar. 1. What happens if I have a filling done before Mar. 1? [more inside]
posted by stewiethegreat on Aug 7, 2009 - 10 answers

Paying up front?

Is this a universal billing policy for dental work that I should have known about? [more inside]
posted by corey flood on Jul 14, 2009 - 14 answers

Chip off the ol' molar

How worried should I be about my chipped tooth? [more inside]
posted by Riki tiki on May 21, 2009 - 11 answers

never trust anyone with bad teeth

I have a carny mouth. Should I get dental insurance before I decide to take care of it? No pain, but several cavities and a few teeth (including two wisdom teeth) have been rotting and falling apart for several years. 4-6 years ago, a dental school said that it would cost 4-5 thousand dollars and take 3-4 visits to fix. That doesn't include getting them whitened or anything cosmetic. Today, one of my molars broke in half and I swallowed it with some wasabi trail mix. That tooth only had a little speck of a cavity yesterday. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 9, 2009 - 19 answers

Getting medical insurance to cover dental procedures.

Getting medical insurance to cover dental procedures. [more inside]
posted by disaster77 on Mar 8, 2009 - 4 answers

Help me choose health insurance?

Can you help my wife and I choose health insurance? [more inside]
posted by attercoppe on Jan 2, 2009 - 12 answers

dental insurance with no waiting period?

I need to have a root canal, build-up and crown done on a molar - almost $2,000 worth of work. I have no dental insurance. Is there any private dental insurance I can buy, either in Idaho or New Jersey, that doesn't have a waiting period for this kind of work? [more inside]
posted by ac on Nov 26, 2008 - 15 answers

Is there a dentist in the house?

Can you please recommend a dentist in Washington DC? I am almost certainly going to need a couple fillings, or maybe root canals, so I want to make sure I've got the right dentist for the job! [more inside]
posted by allen8219 on Aug 22, 2008 - 12 answers

Has anyone used Careington Dental plan, or something comparable?

Has anyone used Careington Dental plan, or something comparable? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on May 17, 2008 - 7 answers

Dental insurance in Colorado

Cheap, low deductible dental insurance in SW Colorado? [more inside]
posted by attercoppe on Feb 6, 2008 - 1 answer

Importance, and cost, of braces for an adult?

How important is it for me to get braces as an adult? If it's critical, how much would they cost, and how could I afford them? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 23, 2007 - 20 answers

Arranging massive dental surgery in a hurry, while self-employed

How do I proceed with my unpleasant dental / periodontal situation? I have a 6-element frontal fixed bridge that was installed after an accident in 2002 that is in .. bad shape. [more inside]
posted by jake on Jun 9, 2007 - 9 answers

I need dental insurance

Is there a Dental Insurance Plan out there that will allow me to cover my family? [more inside]
posted by Chuck Cheeze on Jan 25, 2007 - 7 answers

Medical bill arrives with charges that I wasn't told about before treatment; can I argue against paying?

My dentist has sent me a bill for work done during two visits over the past couple of months; I thought that my insurance was covering everything, and my dentist's office never told me that I would be charged personally. I would like to dispute the charges; do I have a leg to stand on? [more inside]
posted by inatizzy on Jan 20, 2007 - 14 answers

Should I get dental/vision insurance? If so, which plan?

Federal employee health benefit open season started today. I'm overwhelmed with the choices! [more inside]
posted by n'muakolo on Nov 13, 2006 - 3 answers

Will the 'missing tooth clause' catch up with me?

The evil 'missing tooth clause": is it reinforced strictly by insurance companies? If they have approved the 'pre-estimate' of a dental implant without demanding proof of the contrary, how likely is it that they will also overlook this when the actual claim is submitted?
posted by of strange foe on Oct 30, 2006 - 3 answers

Can HIPAA help me appeal a Dental Claim denial?

What is the best approach for appealing a dental insurance claim that was denied for a pre-existing condition when I have had continuous coverage? Does HIPAA apply? [more inside]
posted by eisbaer on May 31, 2006 - 6 answers

Wisdom teeth coming out. Can I save money by getting dental insurance?

So I need my wisdom teeth out, asap, and I've been quoted $1500. Can I save money by getting dental insurance? [more inside]
posted by sdis on Apr 11, 2006 - 26 answers

Why no dental insurance copay?

Why doesn't dental insurance work like Health insurance with a copay and a deductible? [more inside]
posted by renyoj on Nov 22, 2005 - 8 answers

Why is dental insurance so lousy?

Why is dental insurance so lousy? My wife and I have managed to get decent (though too expensive) health coverage, but the only dental coverage we can find provides only a few hundred more dollars coverage per year than you pay for it. And it's not just a self-employment thing: when I worked at a pharmaceutical-related company, the medical and vision coverage was fine but the dental was similarly lousy. Is there some structural reason for this? You'd think some company would offer better service in the hope the masses would flock to it.
posted by languagehat on Mar 28, 2005 - 14 answers

Difference between a dental plan and dental insurance?

What's the difference between a dental plan and dental insurance? My employer doesn't provide any dental insurance, and I don't know which I want or why. Oh, if it matters, I'm in PA
posted by filmgeek on Feb 12, 2005 - 3 answers

Dental Insurance

I'm looking for advice on dental insurance. My girlfriend's employer does not provide it and she generally doesn't need it because she has magic cavity-preventing saliva. seriously, she's never had a cavity, never goes to the dentist! But now, she can feel one of her wisdom teeth starting to act up and probably needs an extraction. (others should probably be extracted while she's at it.) Should she go with bargain insurance (and can anyone recommend a good dental insurance company), or should she just get the work done without insurance and pay it back over time? If it makes a difference, we're in the Bay Area.
posted by badstone on Jul 26, 2004 - 14 answers

Self-employed, needs advice about dental insurance

Anyone (in the US) have any suggestions/war stories for dental insurance? Self-employed now, gotta shell it out. And, um, what exactly constitutes a previously existing condition in your experience?
posted by gottabefunky on Apr 26, 2004 - 2 answers

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