Importance of Keeping a Dentist Informed of Changes to Insurance

Toronto, Canada - October 5, 2015 - Princeview Dental, (, one of Etobicoke’s dental clinics, is weighing in on the importance of a patient advising their dentist of any job or insurance changes.

“Often when people switch jobs or health insurance plans, they neglect to inform their dentist,” says Dr. Janice Mummery, founder of Princeview Dental. “Dental practices rely on this information to file insurance claims correctly and accurately.”

For patients, not keeping their dentist up-to-date with the correct information can mean having their coverage denied on their next visit, a situation that can be nerve-wracking for many. Many patients rely on insurance companies to reimburse them for their dental care, which adds to the importance of having these claims processed correctly.

“The longer it takes to have a claim processed, the more difficult and complicated it can be to sort out afterwards,” notes Dr. Mummery. “Many practices can send claims electronically to speed this process up, but it’s important they have all of the correct information to do so.”

Speaking with dental office staff can have unexpected benefits for patients. For instance, insurance can be difficult to understand at times, but by letting the front desk staff know that difficulty is being had interpreting any information, they can help a person understand their coverage more completely.

Understanding and dealing with insurance can be complicated and stressful, so patients should let their practice handle it if possible, by giving them all the information they need,” Dr. Mummery concludes. “The front-desk staff are there to deal with these things for patients. Keep them informed and up-to-date and they will make sure that any insurance claim are done correctly.”

Princeview Dental provides services for patients who are suffering from dental emergencies in Toronto, as well as regular oral care.

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