We also accept most major dental insurance plans. We participate with employer-sponsored plans or individual plans with:
- Met Life
- United Concordia
- Delta Dental
*We do NOT participate with UPMC plans through the Pennsylvania ACCESS program.
Please call 814.274.7262 to discuss payment options and insurance coverage.
What Happens If We Do Not Participate With Your Dental Insurance Plan?
Please be assured that at Blake Dentistry, our chief concern, our mission, and our reason for existing is to make sure you receive high-quality dental care that optimizes your oral health and helps you achieve and maintain a smile that you can be proud of.
In the current dental insurance climate, insurance plans change or are eliminated with little or no notice sometimes. It is truly an epic struggle between patients and dentists versus huge, faceless insurance companies. Sometimes as the sands shift, we find ourselves re-evaluating our relationships with dental insurance providers. Inevitably, this means that sometimes patients find that we no longer are part of their insurance provider’s “network.”
When this happens, all is not lost. It does not mean that you can’t come to Blake Dentistry anymore. Goodness, we know how important it is to find a dental provider you can trust, respect, and even like. You are as invested in the patient-dentist relationship as we are, and we will not send you looking for a new dentist just because we don’t participate with your insurance plan.
Our office will still take your insurance information. Our staff will still submit your claim and go to bat for you on the phone with your insurance company over a claim if need be.
For all practical purposes, the only thing that will be different for you if we do not participate with your insurance, is that you will be expected to pay more out of your pocket for services here at Blake Dentistry. Just how much more depends on the particular service, how much your insurance would cover for having it performed at an in-network dentist, how much your co-pay in-network would have been, and other factors. There’s really no one-size-fits-all answer to this one.
The best way for you to make an informed decision is to give us a call. We can talk about the services you use most, and what your insurance will pay toward them, versus how much your insurance would pay toward them at a participating dentist. Sometimes the difference is small- perhaps an extra five dollars out of your pocket for cleanings twice a year, for instance. Then you’ll be able to weigh that information against what it would mean for you to change dentists- how much farther away is the participating dentist? What are their fees for this procedure? How do you feel when you interact with this dentist and the office staff? Would your whole family be able to see this dentist, or would you have to find another participating dentist for your children?
Finding the right dentist is such a personal decision, and we will do our best to give you all the information you need in order to feel confident that you’re making the best decision for you and your oral health. If you have ANY question, please give us a call and let’s talk about YOUR situation.