Our fees are similar to those billed by other dental providers in our province for the same services and they are available to you here on our website and in print.
Payment plans can be arranged for people who have a strong desire to improve or maintain their oral health. You can read more below, or contact us for details!
Have dental insurance? Amazing! Direct billing is available... and if you need help understanding your coverage, check out our "questions to ask your insurance provider" section below!
Many services are billed in units of time. 1 unit of time = 15 minutes, 1/2 unit of time = 7.5 (or less) minutes.
Removal of tartar, plaque and stain with manual or ultrasonic* scaling. If you have insurance, this service is typically covered in units of time that can be distributed throughout the year and not restricted to every 3, 4, 6, 9 or 12 months. A typical adult dental hygiene visit involves approximately 2-3.5 units of scaling (30-52.5 minutes) depending on your needs.
*Please read out considerations for COVID-19 below.
Removal of heavy stain and plaque with gritty toothpaste and rubber cup polisher*. If you have dental insurance, this service is typically restricted to 5,6,9 or 12 months. Don't worry, you don't *need* to get a polish with every dental hygiene visit! Stain and plaque can also be removed by scaling and you can pay out of pocket for additional polishing throughout the year if you choose.
*Please read out considerations for COVID-19 below.
It's a mineral that helps your teeth remineralize. We recommend fluoride varnish applications to those who are at a high risk for cavities and to clients who have moderate to severe sensitivity. If you have dental insurance, this service is typically restricted to 5,6,9 or 12 months and sometimes they pay for it for children, but not adults. Silver Diamine Fluoride is a product that can help stop some cavities from progressing and is used as a temporary measure until someone can access a dentist to get a cavity filled.
Professional in office whitening is currently on hold on account of our COVID-19 protocols. We do have an amazing at home option though! Click here to learn more about the Wicked White LED at home kit.
The cost of a cleaning can vary based on your individual needs. A typical cleaning usually ranges from $120-210+ depending how long it takes to remove tartar, stain and plaque and whether or not you decide to receive additional treatments such as fluoride treatments.
We offer complimentary consults to those who would like to sit down with a registered dental hygienist to discuss the fees association with a dental hygiene visit.
We never let insurance coverage dictate the treatment we recommend, but we believe that when you understand your benefits, you can make more informed decisions about your oral health.
We offer direct billing to most insurance providers!
Insurance plans cover a percentage of your treatment. You are responsible for paying the portion not covered by your insurance (a co-pay) and for any fees not covered by your plan.
If you have one of the following group plans, there's a chance we know your coverage pretty well; NLTA, Government of NL, Eastern Health, Federal Government, Verafin. Feel free to check in with us for more details!
Payment plans are all managed "in house". We ask that if you're able, you pay for half of your visit on the day of and then the balance can be paid for in two equal payments at an agreed upon time via EMT, credit card over the phone or in office.
We are open to discussing other personalized arrangements to help you access preventive dental care.
If you can only afford a certain level of care, we will tailor your treatment to suit your budget and help you prioritize your needs.
Please text or call the gumLINE if you'd like to talk about it or click to schedule a complimentary consult.
Note: Always have your group and ID number when you call your insurance company. Here is a list of questions you can ask to better understand your policy for preventive dental care. They may ask you for the codes associated with the services.
All registered dental hygienists in our province have been following enhanced protocols to keep themselves and their clients safe in our current conditions.
We have been told by our governing body to limit the amount of aerosols we create during an appointment to reduce the chance of a potential spread of the virus. To that end, ultrasonic scaling and polishing are currently on hold.
What this means for your visit.
It does not affect the level of care we provide, but it does in many cases, affect the amount of time required to complete your cleaning. Ultrasonic scaling is much faster than hand scaling; but it sprays water and creates aerosols. Ideally, we would love to have all of our tools and equipment available to us, but we all agree that this is what it looks like to help our clients maintain their oral health during these unprecedented times!
Never under estimate the power of a rockin dental hygiene routine at home. Brush thoroughly at least twice a day with a remineralizing toothpaste and clean the in betweens with and interdental tool of choice (string floss, floss sticks, interdental brushes or a Waterpik).
A solid home care routine can help reduce your chance of having dental trouble, can lower the cost of your dental hygiene visit and P.S. ... it's never too late to start.
Even if you've fallen behind with professional visits, it's worth your while to get back at it and you may be able to improve your oral health at home.