At Smile McLean, Dr. Farahi and his staff are dedicated to ensuring that your visits to our office are pleasurable in every way. This includes helping you afford proper dental care. That’s why we are an in-network provider with several dental insurance carriers including Aetna. As your Aetna dentist in McLean, Dr. Farahi will provide you and your family with complete dental care at a price you can afford.
Smile with Your Aetna Dentist in McLean
What does it mean to see a dentist that is in-network with Aetna Dental? As an in-network provider, Dr. Farahi has negotiated with Aetna to establish pre-set fees for covered services. After satisfying your annual deductible, you pay only the coinsurance payment for the service we provide.
Understanding Your Policy and Filing Aetna Claims
Although we encourage patients to know their insurance coverage, our front office will be happy to help you understand any portion of your policy. In addition, we’ll file all of the paperwork for a claim to ensure that you receive the maximum benefits allowed for any particular procedure. If you’re not sure what the coverage is, call our office before your scheduled appointment to find out.
Types of Aetna Dental Insurance Plans
Aetna Dental offers four types of insurance plans:
- Network Only Dental Plans or Dental Maintenance Organization (DMO®)
- Network Option Dental Plans or Preferred Provider Organization (PPO)
- Dental Indemnity Plan
- Hybrid Dental Plans
Dental Insurance Fundamentals
Regardless of which plan you have, there are some basics that apply to nearly every dental insurance policy. Most notably is the fact that your benefits have a limit and they expire at the end of a calendar year. Therefore, Dr. Farahi and his team encourage patients to schedule checkups and other essential procedures in a timely manner. There’s no reason to let your benefits go unused during the year.
Aetna Dental and Your Smile
All of the above-mentioned Aetna Dental plans cover the cost of dental checkups for you and each member of your family. Aetna recognizes the value of regular dental cleanings and examinations. When you see Dr. Farahi and his staff every six months, we have the chance to monitor your dental and oral health. With this ounce of prevention, we can help you avoid more invasive and more costly procedures. At each checkup, we’ll clean and polish your teeth, evaluate the condition of your gums, take annual digital x-rays and conduct a screening for oral cancer.
Call Our Office Today
If you have any questions about your Aetna Dental plan, or if you’d like to know your coverage for a specific procedure, then please call Smile McLean.