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Hakala Family Dentistry

Insurance Coverage

Hakala Family Dentistry is committed to helping you maximize your insurance benefits. We can verify insurance coverage, request pre-determination of coverage, estimate benefits, and file insurance claims on your behalf. We accept payment from your insurance so that you do not have to pay the full amount for treatment at the time of service, but we do expect you to pay your “copay” share at your appointment.‚Äč

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, in fact, we are preferred providers for Delta Dental, which means that our patients receive discounted fees, based on the Delta fee schedule. This applies to Delta Dental of Colorado and of all other states, such as Delta Dental of Minnesota and Delta Dental of Wisconsin and Arkansas, because the Delta system is connected nationally. We feel that Delta’s customer service and relative transparency make it worthwhile to be Delta Dental PPO providers. We also work with specialist dentists who are in the Delta PPO network.

With your insurance information, we are able to log into the Delta computer system and print out your particular policy information in minutes. This is very beneficial because each and every Delta Dental plan is a bit different, depending on what the sponsor of the plan wants to have covered. When possible, we submit planned dental treatment for “pre-determination” so that a patient knows approximately what will be covered by Delta Dental.

Of course, as long as the insurances are traditional, meaning that the patients can be seen by any dentist. While we may not be “in-network” with your particular plan, most plans will pay approximately the same amount for our treatment. If patients are participating in a “DMO” program, which means that they are assigned to one specific dentist – that insurance plan will not pay for treatment at our office.

We know that this can be terribly confusing, but we can look at any dental insurance plan and let you know what it covers. We also can send in “pre-authorization” or “pre-determination” requests to insurance plans to get estimated coverage in writing from the insurance. Please call us to find out if your dental insurance can be used at our office. 

YES!  We can offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to help you relax during your dental visit.

For your convenience, we accept CareCredit financing and can provide zero percent payment plans through this company. Because we specialize in dentistry and not financing, we would rather pay a percentage to CareCredit to allow for our patients to use CareCredit at no extra charge for specific amounts over a defined period of time.

While this can make dental treatment plans affordable for patients by spreading out payments, we do caution that CareCredit has stiff penalties for missed payments. Financing agreements must be approached with caution.

Yes. While we no longer share space with Dental 911, which was open nights and weekends, we do still find time to see dental emergencies. Broken teeth, lost crowns, toothaches, and other urgent dental issues are treated during our regular office hours Tuesdays through Saturdays.

We do simple and difficult dental extractions when necessary, and can tell you if there are other options for treatment.  Call us if you have a dental emergency – we can help!

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