Lakeside Family Dentistry accepts most insurance plans (including Ontario works, ODSP, NHP, NIHB, CINOT, and healthy smiles) . If you're unsure about your dental coverage, or would like an estimate before beginning treatment, just ask! we are here to help.
Electronic insurance Claims our friendly front team processes all insurance claims electronically, which usually results in quick reimbursements from your insurance company.
Flexible payment options we accept cash, debit, VISA, and master card. Payment of any balance not covered by your insurance is required at the time of each service or appointment.
What does Assignment and Non-assignment mean?
Assignment means that your dental plan allows payment to the practice directly . A cheque is issued to your provider.
Non-assignment means that your dental plan will only issue payment to subscribed member , meaning you. that also means you are responsible for full payment at the time of dental treatment .
Your individual plan set up by the company you have the benefits with has determined whether the plan is assignment or non-assignment.
At this office we do accept assignment if your plan allows it. You are responsible for any difference in payment.
The Patient's Responsibilities
Did you know that there are more than 30,000 dental plan contracts in Ontario, and each one is a little different from the next?
As a smart consumer, you should make it your job to understand the details of your dental plan. Dental plans are designed to help patients pay for dental treatment. However, not all dental treatments are eligible or fully reimbursable . If your dental treatment is only partially covered , you will be responsible in the cost of your dental care.
Dental Office staff can not possibly know everyone's coverage and there are privacy acts that restrict dental providers from gaining access to this knowledge.
The Privacy Act is in place to protect you and your confidentiality.
The Dentist's Responsibilities
Your dentist, in accordance with Regulated Health Professions Act and applicable regulations, will give you information on available treatment options appropriate to address your dental care needs, regardless of nature and extent of your dental plan coverage .
How You Can Help Us
Bring your dental plan coverage book you received when enrolled in the benefit program. Call the insurance company and ask for dental frequencies . At the end of your appointment, ask front administration to call your insurance company and find out coverage with your permission.
If you still have questions please feel free to contact us.