Additionally, as a convenience to our patients we will submit all insurance claims for you. We will fully attempt to help you receive full insurance benefits; however, you are personally responsible for your account, and we encourage you to contact us if your policy has not paid within 30 days.
We are participating providers in most major dental insurance plans. These include Pacific Blue Cross, Great West Life, ManuLife Financial and many others. Please contact our administration staff with any questions.
It should be noted that plans that claim to cover 100% in reality seldom do. Inevitably, there will be an item of treatment that will not be covered at 100% – perhaps not at all.
A note about dental fees and the BC dental fee guide
The BC Dental Association (BCDA) produces an Annual Suggested Fee Guide for Dental Treatment Services, effective February 1st of each year.
Most, but not all, plans will cover costs based on the fee guide. It is important to note, however, that it is not mandatory for dental offices to follow the fees suggested in the fee guide. A copy of the current fee guide can be viewed at most larger municipal libraries.
Patients will receive a written treatment plan and estimate of costs before treatment starts. Since your plan may follow the BCDA fee guide fees, you may want to know whether fees for specific procedures vary from the guide. This will provide our patients with a more accurate estimate of what proportion of the total cost will be covered by the dental plan, and how much you may be required to pay personally.
Most dental plans will cover a set percentage of the cost of treatment. This will vary but the most common levels of coverage are 50%, 70%, 80%, and 100%.
NOTICE: Effective February 1, 2019 Dr. John Bjornson, Inc. has implemented an increase in dental fees. After 5 years of fee consistency, it is now necessary an increase in dental fees be implemented, although a majority of our fees will continue to be structured around the BC Dental Fee Guide.
This fee increase is required due to the rising costs of dental materials, equipment and supplies for specific restorative treatments in addition to enabling our team to persist in providing exceptional quality dental health care as dental industry costs continue to rise. We thank you for your understanding and patience as we transition to these new fees.