Dental Medical Billing Blog

Many dental offices, when they begun billing medical carriers, struggle with the difference between preauthorization and predetermination. In the dental field we are very familiar with predeterminations. We send them to patient’s plans to determine a more accurate cost of treatment on expensive dental procedures...

Patients undergo cosmetic treatments in order “to improve the color and shape of teeth,” but these treatments can be costly (Efrati 2004). For instance, people may pay between “$500-$1,300 per tooth” for veneers and between $500-$900 per crown (“What is Cosmetic Dentistry? Costs and Types”)....

Dentists must deal with competition from private practices and corporate practices (McNeely 2017). They may have to deal with competition due to the “denser concentration of dentists in prime population areas” and spread of “regional or corporate practices” (Savage 2014). Consequently, they must compete for...