We understand that dental health is not just about white smiles, strong teeth and healthy gums.
The price you pay is an important factor, and we want you to know how dental rates work.
Dental care isn’t a commodity like breakfast cereal or wireless minutes. There are excellent dentists and not-so-great dentists, and often, you get what you pay for.
Typically anywhere from 60% to 80% of what patients pay goes toward the expense of running a modern dental practice. Dentists pay rent or mortgages on their practice space, payroll for hygienists, office managers and receptionists, insurances, taxes, office supplies, business insurance and technology.
Dentists differ in the quality of the products they use. You shouldn’t have to ask about the quality of the product. No way. You should trust your dentist to select the best. It’s important to us to make sure we’re putting good stuff in people’s mouths, and doing it right the first time.
Dentists who have to constantly re-do work create angry patients, insurances that won’t cover the work, and it wastes everyone’s time. You deserve the best.
At Lambert & Co. we invest in only the highest quality technology and products that allow us to control the end-end-process and do the best work for our clients.
Insurance isn’t always insurance. Dental insurance can be very different to health insurance or auto insurance. Often it’s a maintenance plan that will cover cleanings and x-rays, but doesn’t always protect you if you need a lot of work.
Annual insurance benefits can range between $1,000 to $2,000, and haven’t changed in the ~50 years since dental insurance became available. Sometimes it can be a minor cost assistance, creating a widening divide between patients’ expectations of their dental insurance coverage and the actual coverage that’s needed.
The most complicated aspect of running a dental office can be dealing with dental insurance. To make sure our patients have the best benefits we work hand in hand with our patients to make everything as crystal clear as their smile.
Good Dentists wish patients would value their teeth more. Teeth are a crucial part of health and appearance. Untreated gum disease, for instance, is linked to heart disease. Many clients wouldn’t choose a heart surgeon based on price. With time, shopping price is a minor concern when it comes to your health. Minor cost differences amortized over a lifetime will become insignificant. You get the best results and the most long-term satisfaction getting care from someone you trust.
I welcome you to contact our office, and take advantage of our complimentary consults. We make sure you have all the information you need to make an informed, educated decision about how to make the most from your insurance, and get the best quality care for your teeth.
Dr. Lambert, D.D.S
We look forward to meeting you.