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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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2017 Insurance benefits and Flexible Spending Accounts

If you have any remaining insurance benefits or FSA monies left to use in 2017, there is still time to schedule an appointment for a dental cleaning or treatment.  Don't let your benefits/monies go to waste!  Many times part of the work can be done this year, with the remaining to be done after your benefits renew, thereby, maximizing your insurance benefits! Please call our office today at (605) 338-9242 to set up an appointment. Submitted by Colleen, Business Assistant...

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Lost your Delta Dental card? No Problem…

Gone are the days where you have to contact your HR representative or someone from Delta Dental to retrieve your information. If you have insurance through Delta Dental of SD, you can now access your information on your phone.  Happy searching! Dental Dental mobile app The image is courtesy of the Delta Dental of SD website. Submitted by Kelly, Business Assistant...

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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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Dual Dental Coverage?

Having two dental insurances can be a benefit for you and your family, but many questions arise on how they are processed for you. Delta Dental of South Dakota has shared some great information to help clarify common questions that come up. We’ve shared their link for your convenience!  http://blog.deltadentalsd.com/index.php/dual-coverage-coverage-one-dental-plan/ Submitted by Melanie, Business Assistant...

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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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New year, new resolutions!

  Now that another year has passed, maybe you are thinking about new year resolutions. Even if your not thinking about resolutions, a new year means new benefits so this is a great time to come in and use them! Whether you have treatment that is planned, not planned, haven't been to the dentist for years, or simply a new patient, we would love to see you to get your care started. If you are thinking about resolutions and wanting to get started with taking care of your teeth, we woul...

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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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Maximize your insurance benefits

Fall is here!!   Now is the perfect time to be thinking about your untreated dental needs. You know...those issues that are talked about at your appointments but you have trouble finding time to schedule them.  You never know what issues may come up next year so take advantage of your remaining insurance benefits for this year!  Now is the time to schedule as the end of the year always fills up fast!!!  Submitted by Rachel, Dental Hygienist...

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