Understanding Medicare Advantage Plans

As of January 1, 2023, patients will begin to see more Medicare Advantage plans available with improved network access. For example, Associated Dentists will be included in the network of dental providers accessible by Cigna Dental Medicare Advantage plan customers. We currently are in-network with some United Healthcare and Humana Medicare Advantage plans and we are sure there will be more in the future. Medicare is the federal government’s national health insurance program that primar...

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Understanding what your dental benefit plan covers

When choosing dental insurance it is important to understand both the type of coverage you’re getting as well as what type of dental services are covered by your benefit plan. There are many different types of dental insurance plans and many variables that come into play depending on the plan that one may have. If you have general questions about dental insurance, or about an insurance plan you belong to, the best course of action is to contact your dental provider. Associated Dentis...

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Choosing the right dental benefit plan

How to find the right plan to fit your budget It’s always a good idea to have dental insurance. Maintaining good oral health impacts your body’s overall health, so it’s important to know you can regularly access dental health services that are covered by a good insurance plan. Like any service or product, though, there are many options to choose from in the marketplace and it can be tricky to know which dental benefits plan is best for you. A good place to start is understanding th...

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Assessing Dental Insurance Plans in the New Year

Bright smiles begin with making sure your dental benefit plan is in order

Assessing Dental Insurance Plans in the New Year A new year means it’s a good time to check your dental benefit plan to determine if you and your family have appropriate coverage. Most dental insurance plans renew in January, but not all. It’s important to check the benefit period of your dental plan and make any need adjustments based on anticipated needs for the upcoming year. What Does Dental Insurance Cover? Dental insurance can provide a high level of value. Most forms of ...

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If it’s been a while since your last dentist visit, now is the time to schedule an appointment

One of the many impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic has been a reduction in the number of people receiving regular dental check-ups or accessing care for specific dental problems. The reasons behind fewer people seeing their dentist range from dental offices being closed in the very early stages of last year’s pandemic to concerns related to cost or not having ...

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Michael Kokott

Dr. Kokott’s Farewell

Dear patients, It is with mixed emotions that I write to you to announce my retirement effective May 27, 2021. After 39 years of practicing dentistry, it is time to entrust your care to a new dentist. Your oral health, comfort and smile have always been my top professional priorities. Ever since I made the decision to retire, I realized that I could not leave until I found the perfect someone to take over for me. Dr. Brent Killian is the dentist who has been very carefully selected to t...

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