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Check this out! A special thank you to our patients for their referrals!

As a patient of Family Dental Center, we appreciate you!  For every new patient you refer to our office by December 17th, you’ll be entered in a drawing for a  $100 HyVee gift card (giving away 2) or a $300 Amazon gift card (only giving away 1) !! *Drawing ends December 17th, new patients must be seen prior to that date Submitted by Lynn, Clinic Manager          ...

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Preparing for changes to your insurance coverage

Patients will often ask us for guidance regarding dental insurance coverage because they are preparing for retirement or their employer will be changing insurance carriers in the next benefit year. Our dentists are in-network providers for Delta Dental. We can submit to any insurance company as long as your plan allows you to choose your provider. If your new coverage is out-of-network, benefit payments will be based on usual and customary fees and procedure category allowances determined by th...

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Important to Know the Benefit Year on Your Dental Plan

Dental insurance policies can be quite confusing to say the least.  One detail that is often overlooked is a policy's "benefit year".  Many policies have a "benefit year" that is January 1st thru December 31st.  This means on January 1st a patient would "start over" with a full benefit amount (yearly maximum benefit amounts can vary greatly from policy to policy).  Other dental insurance policies, such as the Sioux Falls School District insurance policy for example, have a "benefit yea...

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HIPAA & Health History Updates

Many of our patients have been coming here for years and have seen the same dentist during that time. As the new dentists are meeting patients, they want to begin their relationship with the most current personal information. Therefore, we will be asking you to update your health history before your next dental appointment. You will be able to enter the information on an IPAD or use a paper form. This will only take a few minutes and will now be done on an annual basis. We are also...

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Our doctors are here for you at Family Dental Center!!

Family Dental Center is thrilled to have Dr. Brienne Lineweber, Dr. Lee Gertsen, and Dr. Suga at our office! They are dedicated to providing the continuation of the excellent dental care that has been established at Family Dental Center.  Creating a lasting relationship is their utmost importance and they are here for you and your dental needs.  Thank you for being a part of Family Dental Center and the continuation of our dental family! Submitted by Melanie, Business Assistant  ...

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State of South Dakota Employees – Change of Insurance

The State of South Dakota employees recently had the option to enroll for dental coverage through Delta Dental of South Dakota. The coverage went in to effect on July 1, 2015. There are two levels of the benefit plans.   The information given to the state employees did not list Family Dental Center as a Delta Dental of South Dakota in-network provider. Delta Dental of South Dakota has corrected their information and all of the Family Dental Center dentists are premier providers for Delta D...

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Understanding Insurance

We, at Family Dental Center, understand that insurance can be confusing. That is why we are here to help! Here are some common terms you may hear when dealing with your insurance. MAXIMUM: This is the maximum your dental insurance plan will pay for your dental services within your contract year. Your maximum starts over on your anniversary date, which is important to know as this can vary among plans. USUAL, CUSTOMARY, and REASONABLE: This is what the insurance company sets as the amount t...

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