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amother




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Post Wed, Apr 06 2022, 1:54 pm
Anyone? Used to go to Waltner.
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amother




Lily
 

Post Wed, Apr 06 2022, 2:04 pm
amother [ OP ] wrote:
Anyone? Used to go to Waltner.

We used to use waltner to and I can't find another dentist to switch to . It's so wrong that dentists barely take insurance anymore . Dental care is just as important as medical care and you can always find a dr that takes fidelis or some sort of medicaid/Medicare. Dentists don't do that . They don't care about their patients. They care about making money and that's it . Very upsetting .
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amother




Topaz
 

Post Wed, Apr 06 2022, 2:13 pm
amother [ Lily ] wrote:
We used to use waltner to and I can't find another dentist to switch to . It's so wrong that dentists barely take insurance anymore . Dental care is just as important as medical care and you can always find a dr that takes fidelis or some sort of medicaid/Medicare. Dentists don't do that . They don't care about their patients. They care about making money and that's it . Very upsetting .


I've got news for you - in the *real* world most dentists don't take ANY insurance. At best you will get the insurance to reimburse you a percentage of "customary and reasonable" charges for your dental work - that is generally 50% for any kind of major dental work like a crown.

I don't begrudge people who are getting Medicaid but please don't whine about how your free coverage isn't good enough.

And why should a dentist lose money when they have spent lots of money for a professional education plus the years spent in school and in the clinical residency programs.
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amother




Heather
 

Post Wed, Apr 06 2022, 2:22 pm
amother [ Topaz ] wrote:
I've got news for you - in the *real* world most dentists don't take ANY insurance. At best you will get the insurance to reimburse you a percentage of "customary and reasonable" charges for your dental work - that is generally 50% for any kind of major dental work like a crown.

I don't begrudge people who are getting Medicaid but please don't whine about how your free coverage isn't good enough.

And why should a dentist lose money when they have spent lots of money for a professional education plus the years spent in school and in the clinical residency programs.


Most good insurances cover dental for pediatrics.
I'm actually really upset, too, that my kids' dentist is stopping to take their (very expensive) insurance. They said the insurance pays then only $78 for a cleaning. Add my $15 copay, that's just over $90. They are dropping that insurance, but still accepting united healthcare, which pays about $110. But they want to charge $200 per visit for my kids after they stop taking their insurance, which is $90 more than they get through an insurance that they're ok taking, which is frustrating and totally taking advantage of "private paying" clients.
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amother




Seafoam
 

Post Wed, Apr 06 2022, 2:23 pm
I used Adler 58/16. Pretty good experience. Not specifically pediatrics so no video or that tool to keep mouth open. Child had cavity and was desperate.
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amother




Topaz
 

Post Wed, Apr 06 2022, 2:27 pm
amother [ Heather ] wrote:
Most good insurances cover dental for pediatrics.
I'm actually really upset, too, that my kids' dentist is stopping to take their (very expensive) insurance. They said the insurance pays then only $78 for a cleaning. Add my $15 copay, that's just over $90. They are dropping that insurance, but still accepting united healthcare, which pays about $110. But they want to charge $200 per visit for my kids after they stop taking their insurance, which is $90 more than they get through an insurance that they're ok taking, which is frustrating and totally taking advantage of "private paying" clients.


I never had a dentist that was "in network" for any insurance I have had so I always had to accept a percentage as compensation. It was also capped at a relatively low amount (about $1000) so any expensive dental work wouldn't be covered above that amount.

Standard cleanings, exams and simple fillings were generally not the issue.

For whatever reason - at least where I am located - almost no good dentists are in the network. The only ones that are in the network are dental mills and I wouldn't trust my family's teeth to those kinds of dental practices.
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amother




OP
 

Post Wed, Apr 06 2022, 5:39 pm
Tachlis I can't afford to pay out of pocket if it's $200 x 3 kids x 2 visits each a year minimum (who are we kidding more like 3-4)
There's a reason people on medicaid are on medicaid...
So no rec??
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amother




Oxfordblue
 

Post Wed, Apr 06 2022, 5:53 pm
Do they have to be in network? I couldn't find a pediatric in network and turns out there's not a big difference between in and out of network. My pediatric dentist is probably not making that much. He charged me a lot but we took about an hour per Appointment and he has to pay rent, multiple office people, the hygienist who held my daughter head, the one who handed him stuff, the one who held her legs 🤦🏻‍♀️
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amother




Ballota
 

Post Wed, Apr 06 2022, 6:27 pm
Dr Eli Lutz and Dr. Zev Zelman- Bp Dentistry for Kids
7184730960
Kind and kid friendly
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yidisheh mama




 
 
 
 

Post Wed, Apr 06 2022, 6:31 pm
amother [ Ballota ] wrote:
Dr Eli Lutz and Dr. Zev Zelman- Bp Dentistry for Kids
7184730960
Kind and kid friendly


They are amazing, but no longer accept Fidelis. Scheduled appointments before June they will accept it for, but that's it.
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amother




Seafoam
 

Post Thu, Apr 07 2022, 11:41 am
amother [ Ballota ] wrote:
Dr Eli Lutz and Dr. Zev Zelman- Bp Dentistry for Kids
7184730960
Kind and kid friendly


Minor issue - they are also not taking new patients... Only cash.

You can try to call in May, but with Fidelis it may not work.
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amother




Honey
 

Post Thu, Apr 07 2022, 3:01 pm
amother [ Seafoam ] wrote:
I used Adler 58/16. Pretty good experience. Not specifically pediatrics so no video or that tool to keep mouth open. Child had cavity and was desperate.


Do you mean Adler on 14 and 58?
Would never use them, especially for a kid. Not child friendly at all.
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