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We're a Guardian In-Network Dentist

We proud to partner as in-network providers with select Guardian Insurance plans. 

FAQs

How do I know if my plan is covered?

The best way to find out is to give us a call, or text us at 910-399-1127 and have us check directly. Insurance companies can often take a while to update their patient portal information and directories, so we recommend reaching out to us if we are not showing as in-network with your insurance provider. 

What is in-network dental insurance? Is it really insurance?

In-network insurance specifies that a dentist, or provider, has contracted with an insurance company to offer services at their pre-negotiated rates. In-network dental insurance offers several advantages, these vary by plan and company but generally include coverage for preventative work and varying discounted rates for dental services. 

Some of the disadvantages can include clauses and exceptions included in the fine print like waiting periods, downgrades and same day treatment clauses. 

In addition, dental insurance does not function like regular health insurance in that dental insurance only covers up to a pre-set annual maximum and then does not cover additional services after the annual maximum is met. The annual maximum for a large number of dental insurance plans is typically set at around $1000.

How will I know how much my insurance covers?

For any non-preventative treatment, we provide estimates of your costs based on information provided by your insurance company. We also recommend reading the details on your specific plan prior to your visit to be aware of any exceptions or stipulations that may be associated with your plan.

What insurance plan do you recommend?

We are often asked to recommend insurance companies or plans, but given all the criteria used to determine pricing and coverage by insurance companies makes it difficult to recommend a single company or plan. For that reason, we recommend patients use Our Dental Membership Plan for their dental care as it takes away the confusion associated with insurance plans with easy-to-understand pricing and no interference when it comes to your dental care.
Questions about your coverage?
Call us.
Insurance companies can often be delayed in updating their in-network information. If you have questions about your in-network coverage with My Friend's Dentist call or text us at 910-399-1127.

My Friend’s Dentist, based in Wilmington North Carolina, is an award-winning Wilmington dental practice that provides general, cosmetic and speciality dental services including implants and dental sleep medicine to patients of all ages. Widely recognized for its office design and patient friendly approach to dental care, My Friend’s dentist publishes its procedure prices, offers savings through its dental membership plan and focuses on a collaborative approach to prioritizing care with patients.

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