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Fee-for-service dentistry

Keeping Care Simple

The heart behind our practice has always been embedded in providing accessible, unparalleled care for all who call Philadelphia home. In an effort to help our patients save time, money, and access the treatments they need to maintain a beautiful smile, we provide fee-for-service (FFS) dentistry. Ritt Dental is a non-participating or "out-of-network provider." This means cutting out the middleman and allowing patients to choose the type of treatments they can receive, rather being tied to a limited set of services. As an out-of-network provider, we’ll be glad to submit claims on your behalf for most dental insurance plans that allow you to choose your own dentist. However, we are unable to submit claims for state-funded insurance and HMOs.  

HOW DENTAL INSURANCE REALLY WORKS

KNOWING YOUR COVERAGE

Most dental insurance or dental plans are a contract between your employer and insurance/benefit provider. As a result of this arrangement, your benefits are a direct result of how much money your employer pays into your plan. There tends to be a lot of confusion about how dental benefits function— especially when we use medical insurance as the baseline for comparison.

Medical insurance is designed to protect you against catastrophic loss. Dental insurance was designed at the onset of the 1960s as more as stipend to allow for preventative care and maintenance. Although lawmakers are currently pushing for legislation to require dental insurance carriers to treat dental coverage more like traditional medical, dental coverage has remained largely unchanged since its inception.

When patients opt to pay for dental care outright, dental practices are not influenced by the treatment fee schedule incentives set by insurance companies. this freedom tends to bring a better level of care— with more time spent on your case and a higher level of patient satisfaction.

The majority of dental plans are capped at $1000 to $2000 per year. This comes along with insurer-set rules and stipulations that can limit your dentist’s ability to provide the care that’s best for you. For example, factoring in routine/preventative care, exams and X-rays for the year— there’s very little left over should you need procedures like root canals, crowns and anything beyond a filling or two. The patient becomes responsible for the rest of the payment. It’s frequently the case that if you are in need of anything beyond the basics— there simply won’t be enough coverage to maintain your oral health via a dental plan.

Flexible Financing Options

Nothing should stand in the way of caring for your smile. At Ritt Dental, it’s our goal to help patients lead a proactive life when it comes to their dental health and wellbeing. That’s why we partner with the nation’s most reliable third party lenders to secure a financing treatment that fits your budget and lifestyle. To learn more about our alternative financing options, feel free to reach out to our friendly team for details!

What To Expect At Ritt Dental

Preparing for Your First Visit

Your dental treatment is as unique as you are. That’s one reason why all new patients at Ritt Dental will have a comprehensive exam followed by a detailed discussion of your overall oral health along with potential treatment options. We will work with you to create a customized treatment plan that accommodates your schedule and budget.

Your first appointment will take from 1 to 1.5 hours. This allows us to spend time with you to assess your state of oral health and to learn about your goals and concerns. If x-rays from a previous dental professional are necessary, we will make arrangements to obtain them.

If you have dental anxiety, Ritt Dental offers several sedation options that might be beneficial for you. When making your appointment, be sure to ask us how we can make your visit a comfortable one. 

Online new Patient Forms

We’re all about creating a seamless, stress-free patient experience. This includes saying “goodbye” to piles of physical paperwork and “hello” to straightforward and secure online patient forms. Simply fill out patient forms in the convenience of your home, check in to your dental appointment, sit back, and enjoy your stay at Ritt!

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