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Will Affordable Care Act (ACA) or “Obamacare” Cover Dental Work?

Posted on: Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

People are asking and wondering will the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or “Obamacare” work with or cover dental work? Basically for adults, the answer is “No”. However, the ACA will cause headaches for the adults, both the adult dental patients and the dental office insurance coordinators. This is due to the ACA requirement that all […]

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Ethics in Health Care Financing

Posted on: Thursday, October 17th, 2013

In the News recently, was a report about a health care financing company and how it can hurt a person’s credit history. To try and help our patients afford the dental care they need, my office does offer some third party financing company options. Usually, patients choose the 12 or 18 month 0% financing option. […]

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When Needed Dental Treatment Is Delayed

Posted on: Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

People/ patients often do not seek out or schedule needed dental treatment due to the price/cost. However, that delay is what is costing them more. A cavity in a tooth is not going to stop or go away. It will only progress and get bigger. What could be fixed with a filling for about $200.00 […]

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A Family Baton Rouge Dentist

Posted on: Thursday, July 18th, 2013

On last night’s July 17, 2013 national news (on one of the major news networks) there was a segment about how to save real money at the dentist. Using the hashtag #RealMoney Dr. Shea was very pleased to see that when we went to the website, that the news program was promoting, and searched in […]

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