At Artisan Dental we vote every day by doing business with other Certified B Corporations locally and nationally.  By supporting Certified B Corporations we are voting to use business as a force for good.  Most recently we have partnered with the Certified B Corporation Vantreo located in northern California. They have made a commitment to “Protect you. Protect Them” by sharing their profits with kids in need as it relates to literacy, health, safety, and gang prevention – a cause we are happy to support!

Check out these images of the mobile charitable children’s dental bus they are sponsoring!

 

With the potential that you and/or your employer may soon be evaluating your health and dental insurance benefits for 2018, we are writing to share an update regarding the three dental benefit options available at Artisan Dental for 2018.

Option 1: We will continue to be a preferred provider for – Delta Dental – Guardian – Ameritas – Principal. Patients with these policies will continue to receive preferred benefits based on the plan their employer has chosen.

Option 2: If your dental insurance is not one of the companies listed above, we look forward to continuing to care for you at the “out of network rates” your employer has chosen.  If your policy is not listed above and you would like us to investigate what your benefit level would be, please call us at 608-467-8022 and we would be happy to help.

Option 3: We also offer the Artisan Dental Health Plan for those patients without dental insurance.  These affordable dental membership plans start as low as $295 per year, which includes preventative dental cleanings, exams and imaging.  As a plan member you will also receive a 15% reduction on restorative and cosmetic treatments.

Artisan Dental Health Plan members also benefit from not having deductibles, pre-authorizations, yearly maximums, waiting periods, or exclusions for elective care.  You can learn more about the Artisan Dental Health Plan at https://artisandentalmadison.com/health-plan/.

We look forward to continuing to enhance your oral and total health and happiness through exceptional quality care.

Please feel free to contact a member of our patient care team if you have any questions at 608-467-8022.

We are pleased to announce the re-introduction of the Artisan Dental Health Plan, an affordable, easy to access dental savings plan, free of the drawbacks of traditional dental insurance, such as deductibles, prior authorizations, yearly maximums, waiting periods, hidden fees and exclusions for elective care.  We designed the Artisan Dental Health Plan to enable oral health care to be accessible and affordable.  

The Artisan Dental Health Plan offers patients comprehensive preventive dental care at a low annual fee for both children and adults.  The health plan is an alternative to dental insurance – which often times costs thousands of dollars a year for only minimal benefits.  In a twelve month period, patients who join the Artisan Dental Health plan receive two professional dental cleanings, two doctor exams, needed x-rays, an additional complimentary exam together with 15% off all additional restorative and cosmetic dental procedures. Children’s plans also receive a fluoride treatment.  

Those patients with active periodontal disease can also participate in the Artisan Dental Perio Plan which includes all of the previously mentioned benefits of the adult plan and up to 4 perio maintenance cleanings per year.

The Child Plan is $255/year, the Adult Plan is $295/year, and the Perio Plan is $495/year.  Financing is available through our partner Care Credit.

If you, a family member or friend do not currently have dental insurance, we invite you to consider the wide range of benefits offered by the various Artisan Dental Health Plans.

You can learn more by visiting the Health Plan page of our website.

We hope you are enjoying a wonderful fall! As we approach the end of the year, we would like to share a tip that can help you take full advantage of any dental insurance, Flex or HSA benefits you may have remaining.

While some dental insurance plans run on a fiscal year, most run on a calendar year. The way your dental insurance benefits work is that you are provided a certain dollar amount of benefits each year. If you do not use those benefits you lose them! (Unused benefits do not carry over to the next year). Many people do not realize this and let hundreds (or even thousands) of dollars worth of benefits go back into the insurance company’s bank account. While treatment is never dictated by insurance, if you have any treatment that remains to be completed, or you have any dental concerns at all, it would be very useful for you to come in before the end of the year.

use it or lose it

Many people also participate in Flexible Spending Accounts or Health Savings Plans with their employer. In many cases, any benefits left in these accounts do not roll over each calendar year.

Our goal with every one of our patients is to help you enjoy great oral health. That means that you look good, you feel good, you have strong teeth and gums, and you enjoy the benefits of a healthy, attractive smile for a lifetime. If you would like to make an appointment, just email us or give us a call and we will find a time that is convenient for you. Just remember that when the clock strikes 12 midnight on December 31st, you will lose any unused dental benefits. We are happy to help you get the full benefits that you are entitled to under your dental benefits policy.

Here’s to helping you achieve excellent dental health!