Please contact us if you have a
question about your insurance.
Please contact us if you have a
question about your account.
We are in the people business. If you have questions about the financial aspects of your treatment, have unusual circumstances, or wish to discuss our guidelines, please speak with our Billing or Insurance Specialist. To the left you will find a list of of other questions you may have.
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2. For your convenience, at the office we accept cash,
personal checks, bank debit cards,
and major credit cards.
We also offer Care Credit, an affordable monthly payment option.
Apply online yourself:
• Simply fill out the application, and submit. Then wait for your immediate online decision to appear.
• Once you receive your acceptance decision:
1. Print out your response and present it at the time of service, along with 2 forms of identification.
2. Applicant must be present at time of service.
• You will receive a Care Credit card in the mail, which you can use at thousands of providers,
and other healthcare practices nationwide.
Applying for Care Credit is as quick and easy as one-two-three!
Your insurance company will mail you an EOB (Explanation of Benefits) outlining the details of your processed claim. The EOB contains the following information: UCR, patient portion, remaining benefits, deductible, and benefit paid.
UCR” (Usual Customary, and Reasonable fees) is the term used by insurance companies to describe the maximum amount they will allow for a particular dental procedure. There is no standard fee or accepted method for determining the UCR, and the UCR has no relationship to the fee charged by our office. The administrator of each dental plan determines the fees that their plan will pay, often based on many factors including region of the country, number of procedures performed, and cost of living.
Your Endodontist diagnoses and provides treatment based on professional judgment and not on the cost of care. Some employers or insurance plans exclude coverage for necessary treatment as a way to reduce their costs. Your plan may not include this particular treatment or procedure, although the Endodontist deemed the treatment as necessary.
Your dental benefit may vary for a number of reasons, such as:
• You have already used some of the benefits available from your dental insurance.
• Your insurance plan paid only a percentage of the fee charged by your Endodontist.
• The treatment you needed was not a covered benefit.
• You have not met your deductible.
• You have not reached the end of your plan’s waiting period and are currently ineligible for coverage.
• Your plan may want you to choose your dental care from a list of their preferred providers.
• Specific plan limitations, like the re-treatment of an existing root canal.
Southern Arizona Endodontics is contracted with many insurance companies. If you have dental insurance we will gladly submit a dental claim on your behalf. In order to better assist you in minimizing your out of pocket expense, please contact our benefit specialist at 520.917-2338 prior to your appointment.
We are providers with the following insurance companies:
There are many ways in which dental plans are designed and how reimbursement levels are determined. Your dental plan is designed to assist you with dental care costs. It may not cover the total cost of your bill. The contract your employer negotiated with your insurance carrier defines your dental benefits. Please read the benefit or insurance plan booklet provided by your employer to better understand your benefits.
Various dental plans cover endodontics procedures at different payment levels and, as a result, your payment portion may vary. We will verify insurance benefits upon request
The cost varies depending on how severe the problem is and which tooth is affected. Molars are more difficult to treat and usually cost more. Most dental insurance policies provide coverage for endodontic treatment. Generally, endodontic treatment and restoration of the natural tooth are less expensive than the alternative of having the tooth extracted. An extracted tooth must be replaced with a bridge or implant to restore chewing function and prevent adjacent teeth from shifting. These procedures tend to cost more than endodontic treatment and appropriate restoration.
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When I was a kid, 67 years ago, people dreaded root canal as bad as they dreaded
having their appendix out. Well, the new technology, appears to be, or at least
for me, greatly improved. They have some way to get down to that root, take care
of the problem without it hurting. All less than an hour.
But the thing I want to point out is for the whole hour that he’s working on you, he’s talking to you. He’s telling you what he’s going to do. But what I found really unusual was the doctor called me in the evening to check on me to see if it was hurting, if it was working out alright, and I really think they do a good job.