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If they answer yes, then you could find yourself paying less out-of-pocket as the fees in that guide are, on average, lower.
While dentists can charge varying fees for dental services, our most recent data shows that approximately 48 per cent of Alberta dentists were charging according to the 2019 Alberta Dental Association and College (ADA&C) fee guide.
If you are unable to determine if the dentist charges according to the ADA&C fee guide, here are the fees of a few common procedures you can ask about specifically.
This will help you determine what is covered by your plan and what you will pay out-of-pocket prior to receiving treatment.
Predeterminations are sent electronically and most are processed instantly.
This will help determine how much if anything, you'll have to pay up front and if they submit your claim on your behalf.
If they direct bill your insurance, you only have to pay the amount that wasn't covered.
If you have to pay up front, make sure you ask if they will submit the claim on your behalf.