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MetLife Dentist - East Islip, NY

MetLife: Helping Patients Get the Treatment They Need

dentist talking with patient in a dental chairDental insurance benefits are a useful tool that can help in covering some of the cost of dental cleanings, checkups, and restorative work. Dental insurance focuses on preventive care, which helps you avoid more serious issues such as tooth decay, cavities, oral cancer, and periodontal (gum) disease.

You can use your dental benefits to consistently visit your dentist in East Islip for cleanings and checkups, which will save you from having to deal with more complicated treatment procedures.

MetLife Coverage Availability & Fees

Smiling family of fourWhile each insurance plan is unique, even within MetLife’s own networks, there are some standard factors you can count on such as:

  • Preventive care appointments are covered at 100%. This means that there is no out-of-pocket cost to you when you visit East Islip Dental Care for your six month cleaning and checkups.
  • Minor restorative treatment like tooth colored fillings are usually covered at a percentage that can range from 70% to 80%.
  • Major restorative treatment such as a dental crown or bridge is usually covered at around 50%.
  • Your plan will include a yearly maximum that typically falls between $1000 to $2000.

This is the maximum amount of benefit dollars your plan will pay for treatment during your benefit year.

Your dental team at East Islip Dental Care is in your MetLife network. Choosing a dentist in your network ensures that you receive the maximum benefit available from your plan.

If you have questions about your dental benefits or what they cover, our staff members are experts at handling insurance and they will ensure that you understand your coverage so there are no surprises when it comes to the out-of-pocket cost of your treatment. We can also help you maximize your benefits during the coverage year so you can make the most of your dental coverage and ensure that you get the treatment you need.

Meet Barbara – Our Insurance Coordinator

Happy mature coupleBarbara loves meeting interesting new people and helping our patients get the great smiles they deserve! She joined our team 17 years ago and has a total of 34 years of experience in her field.

Barbara received her training from BOCES and the Stony Brook Program for Dental Assisting, completing her CPR training and amassing a wealth of useful skills. She uses her extensive knowledge and experience to help her patients get the treatment they need while also maximizing their dental benefits.

When she’s not taking care of patients, Barbara loves baking, reading, cruise vacations, and visiting Lancaster, PA as well as spending time with her family. She and her husband Matt have two sons, Anthony and David. She also enjoys being pampered with massages and facials, and she loves pandas and tigers!

If you have questions about your MetLife insurance or any treatment you need, Barbara is here to help! Give her a call at East Islip Dental Care today.

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