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Child's dental... anesthesia and extra facility fee?

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Child's dental... anesthesia and extra facility fee?

We went to a child specialist to get a treatment plan for my 3 year old who has many cavities. The general anesthesia is covered by insurance but there is an extra facility fee which they charge which isn't covered. Does anyone have experience if your children's dentist charged this or not?

I spoke with a dentist friend who said it's within their right, but he never charged it at his practice.
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slowtyper wrote: We went to a child specialist to get a treatment plan for my 3 year old who has many cavities. The general anesthesia is covered by insurance but there is an extra facility fee which they charge which isn't covered. Does anyone have experience if your children's dentist charged this or not?

I spoke with a dentist friend who said it's within their right, but he never charged it at his practice.
Of course insurance doesn’t cover it because it’s a BS fee. If you like the dentist that much. pay it or find a dentist with fair pricing who has not jumped on the “fee” bandwagon.

How much money are we talking about?
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starchoice wrote: Of course insurance doesn’t cover it because it’s a BS fee. If you like the dentist that much. pay it or find a dentist with fair pricing who has not jumped on the “fee” bandwagon.

How much money are we talking about?
I think it was roughly equal to the anesthesia fee, about $500. This is the first time we've gone to any children's dentist or done any large dental procedures so dont know what to expect. Anyone have any Toronto children's dentist they can recommend?
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Too late now, but next time you should request your dentist to send in a predetermination review to your health insurance provider.

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