Cost of surgery:
The cost of surgery depends on the type of procedure, degree of difficulty, and type of anesthesia. To provide you with an accurate plan and cost, an evaluation is necessary to establish diagnosis and appropriate treatment options. A treatment plan and fees are then presented that best meet your goals and needs.
Patients with insurance
Over 90% of our patients have dental insurance although we are not a member provider with any plans. Regardless, many patients follow strict recommendations from their dentist, physician, or friends to see Dr. Kazemi because of his expertise, skills, and great office staff. Patients choose to go outside of their insurance network to get the care they want and the type of results they expect. And their insurance benefits remain the same. If you have dental insurance, you can choose to be self-reimbursed or pay only your co-payment. Our financial coordinator can help with a solution that works best for you. You can also request your insurance benefits by submitting a short form.
Difference between in- or out-of-network:
The difference between seeing an in-network and an out-of-network oral surgeon is usually insignificant. Here are the reasons why:
- Our fees are often very close to the usual and customary fees (UCR) of most insurance companies. This means that the difference in your out-of-pocket expense maybe the same or only slightly different.
- The available benefits are very often the same between in- and out-of-network oral surgeons.
- Most dental insurances offer maximum annual limits of $1,000 to $1,500 in dental benefits. Any surgical fees above this limit are not considered by your insurance, whether you see an in-network or out-of-network oral surgeon.
- Teeth extractions, anesthesia, evaluations, and X-rays are often considered basic services with 80% coverage or major services with 40% to 60% coverage. This coverage is usually the same, whether you see an in- or out-of-network oral surgeon.
- For the majority, your deductibles remain the same between an in-network and out-of network oral surgeon.
- Medical insurances do not offer coverage for the majority of oral surgery procedures, again, making no difference based on insurance participation.
- Many oral surgery procedures are considered elective and therefore not covered by either dental or medical insurances, regardless of whether you see an in- or out-of-network oral surgeon. These include:
- Dental implants
- Most bone grafting procedures
- Most corrective jaw surgeries
- Cosmetic procedures
Therefore, it is always best to choose an oral surgeon based on your dentist’s recommendations, your comfort, and confidence rather than simply on insurance member participation.
If you cannot come for an initial consult because you live in another state or country, we can provide you with a plan and approximate associated cost online. You can submit the following information using our contact form. You may also request that your dentist send this information on your behalf. Dr. Kazemi will then review the information and send you a personalized plan and statement of approximate fees.
- Your chief needs
- Any available X-rays (in jpeg format)
- Any available photos (in jpeg format)
- For implant inquires, a set of dental models is very helpful. You may send the models to us via mail.