Use Available Insurance/Flex Dollars This Year!

Dr. John Luther

Dr. John Luther, D.D.S. & Founder

November 13, 2012

As the end of the year approaches, many people may want to use up available insurance or flexible spending benefits.

If you still have insurance or flexible spending benefits left this year, consider having our Appleton dental office do that filling or crown done this year, instead of waiting for next year.

We’ve seen this happen too many times:

A patient will bypass this year’s available insurance benefit dollars with plans to do the work in the next insurance year. Something unforeseen occurs – a different tooth fractures or an abscess forms early in the next year and the insurance or flexible spending dollars are used up on an emergency basis on something else.  Then, the unthinkable happens – the tooth that Dr. Luther originally recommended restoring becomes too weakened and also fractures.  There are no longer insurance or flexible spending dollars available, because they were used up with the emergency work.  Now it becomes even more expensive for the patient, because the entire cost of the new crown comes out of the patient’s pocket.

Don’t let this be you…

If you have unused dental insurance or flexible spending dollars left and have some restorative work (filling or crown) that needs to be done, now is the time to schedule your work.

If you have a crown (or bridge) that needs to be done:

  • Call our office today at 920-659-6025 if you want your crown prepped and seated before end of December.  By Wisconsin law we must charge out the crown on the seat date – which follows two weeks after prepping the tooth for the crown
  • Call if you plan to use insurance  or flexible spending dollars before the end of the year – your crown may still need to be pre-authorized and this can take several weeks

If you have any questions about your available insurance benefits, or about pending restorative work, now is the time to contact us.

Use your insurance and flexible spending dollars wisely and optimally!


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