How can we help you?
At Briarwood Dental, we focus on patient education because we know that when you're informed, you can make confident decisions that support excellent oral health. Dr. Clemmons, Dr. Derek Hayes, and Dr. Sasha Hayes will take the time to thoroughly explain why you need a certain procedure and how it will benefit you and your long-term oral health. You have a right to ask questions when you need more information, or something is not clear, and it's up to us to find the answers you need.
We've shared some of the questions we hear most often, but don't hesitate to contact us if you need more information because if it matters to you, it matters to us!
Yes! We want everyone in our community to have access to high-quality dental care, so we offer several ways for you to finance the cost of your treatment.
If you don’t have dental insurance, or you need help with out-of-pocket expenses, we offer third-party financing through CareCredit and Lending Club. Both provide ways to pay for the finance the cost of your treatment in full, then pay off the balance over time.
With CareCredit, you decide whether you need 6 or 12 months to pay off the balance. If you make all your payments and pay the balance in full within that period, CareCredit won’t charge you any interest. Lending Club Patient Solutions offers short-term financing with low-interest rates that make your dental care affordable.
We’re also pleased to accept major credit cards and offer discounts to patients who pay cash for treatment in full at the time of service.
It’s important to us that you don’t forego dental care because you’re worried about the cost. If you would like more information about financing your dental treatment in Bowling Green, KY, please all Briarwood Dental. We will work with you to find a way to ensure that you get the high-quality dental care you deserve.
Dental insurance is a valuable benefit that helps patients afford needed dental treatment. Unfortunately, it is not intended to pay for all your treatment in full. There is a maximum amount they allow for covered procedures, and you are responsible for the balance.
To help you understand how this works, many dental insurance plans use a formula they call "100-80-50" that are applied as follows:
- 100 percent coverage for preventive teeth cleanings, dental exams, and diagnostic x-rays
- 80 percent coverage for dental fillings, root canals, and other routine procedures
- 50 percent coverage for dental crowns, bridges, and other major procedures
Dental insurance rarely covers cosmetic dentistry, but it will partially cover treatments like crowns and bridges that also improve the appearance of your smile.
Don’t worry if this sounds complicated; even those who work with dental insurance daily know what a challenge it can be to understand your coverage and how your benefits apply to treatment. But our staff is highly trained and dedicated to helping our patients maximize their dental coverage in a way that helps them achieve a healthy and beautiful smile.
If you have questions about your dental insurance benefits, please call our Bowling Green dental office, and a member of our team will be happy to assist you.