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Old 01-15-2010, 09:43 AM
 
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Default need a dentist that takes medicare. please help.

hi everyone. my name is milton and i'm new here. i live in the edwardsville/kingston area. just like the title says i need to find a dentist that takes either the mediare or access insurances. i am in need of some serious help. i think i have a cavity and it's annoying me. if anyone can help i would greatly appreciat it. thank you for reading this.
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Old 01-15-2010, 07:45 PM
 
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Ever think of checking with medicare for a list of providers in your area ?
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Old 01-16-2010, 04:58 AM
 
Location: Forty Fort
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Does Medicare Cover Dental Procedures?

Currently, Medicare coverage of dental services is very limited. Medicare does not cover routine dental care or most dental procedures such as cleanings, fillings, tooth extractions or dentures. Medicare does not pay for dental plates or other dental devices. In general, you pay for 100% of dental services.

Section 1862 (a)(12) of the Social Security Act states in partial that Medicare will not cover dental care, "where such expenses are for services in connection with the care, treatment, filling, removal, or replacement of teeth or structures directly supporting teeth.” Structures directly supporting the teeth means the periodontium, which includes the gingivae, periodontal membrane, dentogingival junction, cementum of the teeth, and the alveolar bone (i.e. alveolar process and tooth sockets).
The dental exclusion was included as part of the initial Medicare program. The principle being that Coverage is not determined by the value or the necessity of the dental care but by the type of service provided and the anatomical structure on which the procedure is performed.
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Old 01-16-2010, 08:21 AM
 
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thanks everyone. i winded up calling acess and they read me a list of dentists in my area[luzerne county] that takes the access card. too bad they don't have a printable copy to mail to my house.

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Old 01-16-2010, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Forty Fort
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Perhaps if you went to the office, they would let you look at the list, and you could copy a few of the listings that are close to where you live.
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Old 01-16-2010, 12:07 PM
 
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Frederick Dental on Main Street in Wilkes-Barre.
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Old 01-16-2010, 12:08 PM
 
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Perhaps if you went to the office, they would let you look at the list, and you could copy a few of the listings that are close to where you live.
As for the provider lists for the Access card? They suck. Half of the providers either no longer take the card or they are no longer even in business. Or they have their "quota" of welfare patients.
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Old 01-20-2010, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Poconos
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Perhaps if you went to the office, they would let you look at the list, and you could copy a few of the listings that are close to where you live.
Sure, after you sat around in line for 6 hours, enduring all sorts of attitude, sighs, and eye-rolling from the office staff. Only dealt with them once in my young and underemployed days. After that I decided to live insurance-less rather than deal with that again. Finally got a job with real insurance, what a difference! And I realize what a rare thing that is... something like a dozen jobs over the years, and only two where we could get real insurance.
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Old 01-20-2010, 03:45 PM
 
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I have Pliers and a saw zall . Discount rates ..
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Old 01-20-2010, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Sunshine N'Blue Skies
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It is sad that even our Aetna is not such a good dental plan. It seems it is good just to set aside funds in a separate acct. for dental. It took us forever to find an Aetna dentist who didn't have an unclean office, and who was taking patients. Our medical is good.......the dental......not.
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