$50 for a resin and sealant

Jan. 25, 2021
Dr. Stacey Gividen says she just got paid $50 for a resin and sealant. But that doesn’t even cover the costs! Let’s talk about insurance companies...and what would you do?

Soooo...this just happened. My office manager came to me and said, “You just got $50 for a resin and sealant. What do you want to do?”

That barely covers my costs. I still don't know what to think except that I really, really despise insurance companies!

Readers, I hope you have insight that I don't have, so that I don't, quite literally, give my services away. The games we play with dental insurance companies—how do we handle these? Please let me hear from you.

Just keeping it raw, real, and honest...

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Editor’s note: This video first appeared in Through the Loupes newsletter, a publication of the Endeavor Business Media Dental Group. Read more articles at this link and subscribe here.

Stacey L. Gividen, DDS, a graduate of Marquette University School of Dentistry, is in private practice in Hamilton, Montana. She is a guest lecturer at the University of Montana in the Anatomy and Physiology Department. Dr. Gividen is the editorial co-director of Through the Loupes and a contributing author for DentistryIQPerio-Implant Advisory, and Dental Economics. She serves on the Dental Economics editorial advisory board. You may contact her at [email protected].