We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Luis Delgado and his clinic, Dental House Playa, have been awarded the prestigious WhatClinic Award 2022! This is a remarkable achievement and a testament to the clinic’s commitment to providing top-quality dental care to its patients.
Dr. Luis Delgado and his team at Dental House Playa have been dedicated to providing top-quality dental care to their patients for over a decade. The clinic offers a full range of dental services, from routine checkups to complex restorative procedures. Dr. Delgado has extensive experience in the field of dentistry and stays up-to-date with the latest techniques and technologies to provide the best possible care to his patients.
At Dental House Playa, patients are treated with the utmost care and respect. The clinic’s staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and always ready to answer any questions patients may have. The clinic’s mission is to provide a comfortable and stress-free environment where patients can receive the highest quality dental care.
The WhatClinic Award 2022 is a testament to the clinic’s commitment to excellence in patient care. It is a great honor for Dr. Luis Delgado and his team to receive this prestigious award, and they are proud to have been recognized for their hard work and dedication.
If you are looking for a top-quality dental clinic in Playa del Carmen, look no further than Dental House Playa. With their exceptional customer service, state-of-the-art technology, and commitment to patient care, you can trust that you are in good hands with Dr. Luis Delgado and his team. Contact Dental House Playa today to schedule your appointment and experience the award-winning care that they provide!
Yearly Maximums. Dental insurance plans put a maximum on the amount of money they’re willing to pay for your dental coverage. Maximums vary from one company or policy to the next, but typically fall around $1000. Sounds like a lot of money, doesn’t it? Insurance companies consider this amount to be a good investment. Allowing you to get regular dental care, your carrier can prevent the need for more serious (and more expensive) dental procedures down the road! Why not do you both a favor and use it, ensuring your mouth is in tip-top shape when next year rolls around?
Premiums. Most people pay a monthly premium for their dental insurance plans. Even if you don’t need extensive treatment, you should use that money for regular check ups and cleanings to prevent them in the future. Don’t throw your money away!
Deductibles. Insurance companies typically expect you to pay a certain amount of money for your dental care each year – usually about $500. If your smile isn’t in good shape, your dentist can create a treatment plan to put you back on track. Deductibles begin anew each year, so spreading out this care over more than 1 year will mean you have to pay more out-of-pocket.
Inflation. It seems everything becomes more expensive from one year to the next, and dental materials and equipment are no exception. Putting off necessary dental care could mean that you’ll have to pay more down the road in dental financing costs.
Dental Problems Escalate. If your pearly whites are anything but, they’re only going to get worse. That is, of course, unless you take advantage of your dental coverage and tend to your teeth and gums. A little cavity that isn’t bothering you one year may become a major headache (or toothache!) the next.
A dental PPO â preferred provider organization â is a individual dental insurance plan that uses a network of contracted dentists to provide a better value. Like a medical PPO, the dentists on the dental PPO network have agreed to a discount dental plan set of dental fees that have been established to be below the usual geographic area.
The dentists have agreed to the reduced fees in order to attract additional patients that might not have come to their office otherwise. The PPO network can replace some of the advertising that a dentist or dental group might rely on to bring in new patients. So you can see how medical and individual dental insurance plans are alike.
DENTAL CAPITATION PROGRAM – DHMO
A dental capitation or âCapâ program is another variation of discount dental coverage. They are sometimes referred to as Dental HMOs or DHMOs. Unlike the traditional discount dental plans described above, a dental capitation insurance plan does not use the fee-for-service system, but pays the dentist a fixed amount for each patient each month.
The capitation refers to this fixed monthly payment, which is determined from a combination of the premium received and the historic utilization of that group. While a way to transfer some of the risk of the cost for extensive services to the dentist, it can also be a source of conflict when a number of patients need multiple services from the same provider.
DENTAL REFERRAL or DISCOUNT DENTAL PLANS
A dental referral plan is not insurance. This type of dental plan uses a network of contracted dentists, like a PPO or DHMO, but the benefit is simply a discounted fee on their individual dental insurance plan. Nothing is paid on behalf of the member; they are simply entitled to a lower fee for their dental care. While this can appear to be of limited value, some referral plans are able to save their members a significant amount of money in dental fees.
Be sure when you are purchasing a discount dental plan that you are aware of the nature of the plan. A dental referral plan may help you with special fees at a limited number of dental offices, but it does not provide emergency benefits when you are away from home unless you contact the plan office and find a participating dentist where you are visiting.
GETTING THE MOST FROM YOUR DENTAL INSURANCE
Dental insurance is focused on the preventive and diagnostic services for higher coverage. To get the maximum benefit from your insurance plan, you need to consider the following issues:
Is there an option that uses a PPO or DHMO network where you premium dollars will get more dental services? Often, using a PPO dentist can save you 10 â 20% from the usual fees.
Whether you are in a PPO or not, will your dentist provide a treatment plan for a large amount of work? To be sure that your dental services will be covered by your plan, it is best to have your dentist send in a pre-estimate of services. That way you will know that the services are covered and what your portion of the costs will be.
Can the treatment be set up in stages? If some care is more urgent than other services, perhaps your dentist can provide the services over two calendar years, thus utilizing two annual maximums. Annual maximums are usually $1500 or more, but that can be reached quickly with multiple services.
Are there alternatives? Often, a dental problem can be solved in several different ways, all satisfactory and appropriate, but different. For instance, missing teeth can be replaced by dental implants, or by a bridge (in most instances) or by a partial denture. All of these are acceptable dental care, but the costs can vary widely. Talk to your dentist about why he or she believes that this treatment is best for you and if you still have questions, seek a second opinion.
How often can you get your teeth cleaned? Some plans indicate twice per year, while others limit you to once every 6 months. If you have the second kind and your cleaning occurs before 6 months have passed, the insurance will not pay the benefit. Be aware of your plan coverage and the specifics before you get surprised
Are your children too old for coverage? Dental insurance for your family usually covers children as dependents up to age 18 or 19. If your child is over 18, you should understand when coverage ends and if they are a full-time student, what you must do to prove that for the insurance company.
Are the services that your dentist is proposing covered? Sometimes, new forms of dental treatment or cosmetic services are not covered by your dental insurance. Be sure to check your benefits guide and/or have your dentist submit a pre-treatment estimate to confirm that the services will be covered. If the services are denied, you or your dentist may need to write a letter and send more explanation regarding the need for these services.
Do you have coverage from both parents? The dental insurance companies will then use coordination of benefits to determine which insurance is primary and which is secondary for your children. Once you know that, the claim should be submitted to the primary carrier first.
Does your dentist give a discount for cash? Some offices will allow you to pay and receive a discount for cash and then send in the insurance yourself. This method could save you up to 10% at some offices.
Does your dentist give a discount for referrals? If you send in your friends and neighbors, will the office give you a break on your bill? Ask what discounts might be available at your dental office to see how you might save more on your bill.
Understanding Your Dental Insurance Plan Options
The market place has provided you multiple options:
Discount Dental Plans
All of these plans have their pros and cons. Talk with the a dentist you trust to help you make the best choice to maximize your individual dental coverage need.
What is the best and most affordable family dental insurance plan for me?
Finding a family dentist and an affordable dental plan can be a confusing experience. Although there is no one “best” affordable dental plan, there are some plans that will be better than others for you and your family dental insurance needs. We will try to guide you in simple terms. However, rather than just giving you answers, the best thing we can do is to make sure you are equipped with the right questions.
There are three major things to consider, each with their own unique set of questions. By considering the questions thoroughly, you will arrive at the right and affordable dental plan for you and your family.
How affordable is the plan (cost of care)?
How much will it cost me on a monthly basis?
Should I try to insure just major dental expenses or most of my dental expenses?
Can I afford a policy that at least covers my children?
Are there deductibles I must pay before the family or individual dental insurance begins to help cover my costs?
After I have met the deductible, what part of my costs are paid by the family dental insurance plan?
If I use dentists outside a plan’s network, how much more will I pay to get care?
How often do I visit the dentist and how much do I have to pay at each visit?
Does an affordable dental plan include services that match my needs (access of care)?
What other dental providers are part of the individual or family dental insurance plan?
Are there enough of the kinds of dentists I want to see?
Where will I go for care? Are these places near where I work or live?
Do I need to get permission before I see a dental specialist?
Are there any limits to how much I must pay in case of a major illness?
Is the prescription medication which I need covered by the dental insurance plan?
Have people had good results when covered by a specific, affordable dental insurance plan (quality of care)?
How do independent government organizations rate the different dental plans?
What do my friends say about their experience with a specific plan?
What does my dentist say about their experience with a specific dental plan?
If you consider these elements carefully when choosing a affordable dental insurance plan, you can be assured the best possible outcome.
However, many dentists strongly feel that it should be “managed” by their patients, for their benefit – instead of by a dental insurance company for its benefit.
If you are covered by a dental insurance plan, and if your employer offers you a range of different programs, the time you spend investigating benefits will be time well spent. Doing so puts your family in control of the quality of dental care you can demand and receive from your dental coverage.
Words can have very different meanings, depending on an individual’s point of view. Some low cost dental insurance plans restrict patients to “preferred providers” of dental care. That sounds impressive until you recognize that providers are “preferred” by the insurer, not necessarily by you. And in many cases they’re preferred, frankly, because they agree to sell their services at a discounted rate.
Review your own insurance options carefully: some dental plans allow participants to continue receiving optimum care from their current physicians and dentists. Some don’t. It’s your choice.
The idea of solving dental health problems “at no (or minimal) cost to you” is understandably appealing. But recognize the tradeoff. Simply put, it’s “little cost and less choice.”