"In-Network” means that we work directly with these insurance companies to provide dental care to your child. For most plans with these companies, there will be little to no out of pocket cost to you for regular checkups at six month intervals. We are in-network providers for Delta Dental Premier, Delta Dental PPO, TRICARE, MetLife (MetDental), Assurant PPO, Aetna PPO, United Healthcare and Humana.
For all other private insurance companies (ie, Guardian, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, etc), we are currently considered “out-of-network” providers. We ask that families with insurance from out-of-network providers pay for their dental visit in full when they are in the office. We then electronically file the claim with the insurance company, and the reimbursement is sent directly to the patient’s family. Our policy for out-of-network insurance providers is to avoid being the “middle man” between our patients and the insurance companies that we are not contracted with.
We also offer CareCredit to our Little Grinner families as an option to finance the out-of-pocket costs of treatment plans that are not covered by insurance and for Little Grinners who are not covered by dental insurance.
CareCredit features no-money down and no-interest options, as well as monthly loan payments that can be arranged to fit your personal budget. We can process your CareCredit application in our office and provide information on the financing options you qualify for within minutes. If you prefer, you can also apply online via the CareCredit website. Please don’t hesitate to call us if you have questions about CareCredit. We are committed to providing all our patients with the highest-quality care in the most affordable way.
MO HealthNet, Medicaid, and Discount Cards
We do not accept MO HealthNet, Medicaid, or Discount Card programs of any kind in our office. If you need assistance finding a MO HealthNet Provider, please visit the MO HealthNet Provider search page.