Dr. Walgren’s philosophy in caring for our patients is a team approach…we will work together with you to find the best solution for your particular dental concerns. This philosophy also applies to our financial policy. We strive to work with you to make the financial aspect of your dental care convenient and affordable and we do not want cost to be a barrier to dental health.
Today in our world of rising prices we are trying to keep our fee increases to a minimum by implementing clear and exact payment policies and arrangements. This will help to reduce our overhead, thus passing the savings along to our patients.
We understand our patients’ desire to take advantage of benefits their employer has purchased on their behalf. Sometimes we see them disappointed when those benefits don’t completely match their needs. We want to share with you what we have learned about dental insurance so you will have clear expectations from the start.
The benefits purchased for you were based on the amount your employer budgeted for buying insurance – not on your needs or the needs of others in the plan. No one from the insurance company checked your teeth, or your children’s teeth, or asked you what kind of dental health was important to you. That’s okay. That’s our job.
We want to assure you that in this practice we will always make recommendations based on what we believe to be the best for you: never on what your policy covers.
We will help you see what we see, as we see it. We’ll help you understand the existing conditions in your mouth, how they occurred, and what you can do about them. We’ll talk with you about options and help you understand the implications of choices you make. We want to work with you over time to help you achieve the level of health you desire for yourself and your children.
Most of our patients tell us they want dentistry that is done right the first time. They want the longest lasting, most dependable, most comfortable, and most attractive treatment they can have. That’s also what we see as the best and, in the long run, most economical dentistry.
We encourage you to look at dental insurance as an aid in achieving your goals. Dental insurance was never designed to pay for everything everyone in the plan might want; only to defer some of the cost of some of the treatment its customers might choose.
We have a lot of experience with dental insurance in our practice and we’re happy to share what we know with you. We’ll help you figure out what you’re entitled to, help you ask the appropriate questions of your benefits advisor, and help you get the most you are entitled to under your plan. We hope you will see us as a resource in helping you make healthy choices. We intend to be in a relationship with you for a long time so your long term health is important to us...