Dr. Share: Your Blue Cross Blue Shield Dentist Financial District
Dr. Share and his team make every effort to provide exceptional customer service along with outstanding dental care. That’s why we are an in-network provider with several popular Massachusetts dental insurance carriers including Blue Cross Blue Shield. Dr. Share is in-network with the following BCBS plans:
- BlueCard® Traditional
- Federal Employee Program - Basic Option
- Federal Employee Program - Standard Option
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Dental Blue
Blue Cross Blue Shield plans for Massachusetts cover you for preventive dental care services and other services like fillings, care for infections, crowns, and more.
What is an In-Network Provider with BCBS?
Ninety percent of dentists in Massachusetts are in-network with BCBS. As one of those dentists, Dr. Share has a contract with Blue Cross Blue Shield that requires him to accept a pre-determined rate for covered services. This means that after you’ve met your annual insurance deductible, all you have to pay is the coinsurance fee. You cannot be charged anything more.
Dental Insurance vs. Medical Insurance
While both dental and medical insurance are intended to provide discounts on necessary services, they are set up differently. That’s because medicine and dentistry operate differently. More often than not, medicine addresses existing problems. Dentistry, on the other hand, is designed to prevent problems. Therefore, preventive dentistry services such as dental cleanings and examinations, annual x-rays, fluoride treatments and dental sealants are covered by your BCBS dental benefits plan. These procedures help you avoid dental problems.
For this reason, Dr. Share encourages patients to schedule bi-annual dental checkups. In its own way, Blue Cross Blue Shield also supports checkups. How? By limiting your benefits and setting a deadline for their use. Within a certain time period—usually between January 1st and December 31st—you have a designated amount of benefits that can be put toward covered services. At the end of any given calendar year, those benefits expire and they do not roll over to the next year. Therefore, if you don’t take full advantage of your benefits, then the premium you pay for the privilege of have having dental coverage is essentially wasted.
Dental Care in the Financial District
Dr. Share and his staff provide a wide range of dental services to people in and around Boston’s financial district. In addition to our preventive dentistry services, we also offer:
- Tooth-Colored Fillings
- Dental Implants
- Root Canal Therapy
- Teeth Whitening
- Porcelain Veneers
- Cosmetic Bonding
Schedule a Covered Visit Today!
Call our office anytime if you need help understanding the details of your Blue Cross Blue Shield dental coverage. We’ll also be glad to schedule a dental checkup for you or any member of the family.