Let’s be practical and talk about money. Coming to the dentist is already a complex experience because there are so many factors to deal with and concerns over how to pay for the services is a big one. Knowing how dental “insurance” works will help you decide how to plan your care. We are committed to helping you file your claim, provide the needed documentation, and be your advocate when they give you the run around. It is our best interest to help you, but it not in the insurance companies best interest to pay you quickly. What is dental insurance? First of all, what you have is not really an insurance policy. Insurance is a promise of compensation for specific potential future losses in exchange for a periodic payment. Insurance is designed to protect the financial well being of an individual, company or other entity in the case of unexpected loss. So-called dental insurance doesn’t do that at all. It is more accurately referred to as a dental benefit plan and is typ ...