Convenient Payment Options
The team at Calgary Dental Centers is committed to seeing to it that patients from all walks of life receive a high standard of dental care, regardless of insurance status. Here are some of the ways we work with you to ensure you get the preventive and restorative care you need, and the cosmetic treatments you desire:
- We follow the Alberta Blue Cross (ABC) fee guide, for fair billing, reliable co-payments, and no surprises.
- We accept private care insurance plans.
- We work with your insurance carrier to determine an estimate of coverage in advance of treatment.
- We file insurance claims on your behalf, or you may choose to make payment and receive reimbursement from your plan carrier.
- We accept payment for co-payments, unpaid portions of treatment, non-covered care, and for patients without insurance by cash or major credit card.
- We can assist in arranging financing through DentalCard from iFinance Canada.
- We accept patients with welfare and social service plans.
- We customize treatment, with care prioritized and phased in over time to mesh with your budget.
We also plan to partner with Canada Dental Benefit, the national program announced by the federal government earlier this year. The program, proposed by the Government of Canada, would provide eligible parents/guardians with direct, up-front tax-free payments to cover dental expenses for children below 12 years of age.
The program is expected to be implemented on December 1, 2022, pending Parliamentary approval and Royal Assent of enabling legislation, and would cover expenses retroactive to October 1, 2022. It would provide payments up to $650 per child per year for families with adjusted net income under $90,000 per year without dental coverage.
- $650 for each eligible child if the family’s adjusted net income is below $70,000
- $390 for each eligible child if the family’s adjusted net income is between $70,000 and $79,999
- $260 for each eligible child if the family’s adjusted net income is between $80,000 and $89,999
You must apply through the Canada Revenue Agency to utilise the benefits. You would also need to attest that:
- Your child doesn’t have private dental care coverage;
- You will use this benefit for out-of-pocket dental expenses;
- You may need to provide verifying documents.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions. Consultations are free, so there is no obligation in exploring treatment options.