2018 was a great year for patient comfort at our Seton dentist office, OUTDOOR.dental
We did some great things in 2018! We brought in the iTero 3D imaging machine so our Invisalign patients can actually see what their teeth will look like before committing to Invisalign or clear braces. We also welcomed drill free and needle free dental treatments with the Solea Laser to our practice as part of our commitment to curb dental phobia.
It’s safe to say that we really care about the comfort and experience you have in our dental office. We never want to see our patients uncomfortable in the dental chair, nor do we ever want to pressure our guests into treatments they don’t need so we can make a buck. That’s not our style!
Alberta Dental Fee Guide - What is it?
Earlier in 2018, the Alberta Dental Association and College released an annual suggested fee guide for dentists in Alberta. This document outlines over 1,600 dental codes and code descriptors related to specific elements of dental treatment.
Sounds great, right? Well, the truth is, not all dentists are required to follow the guide or any fee schedule.
Well, our Calgary dental office, OUTDOOR.dental proudly follows the Alberta Dental Fee Guide.
We’re happy to offer this sort of transparency to our patients and to make the discussion around fees a little more pleasant. For our admin team and our guests.
Where can I find the Alberta Dental Fee Guide?
Here’s 2018 and 2019’s fee guides issued from the ADAC.
The abbreviated guide provides some common dental procedures and fees.
Here’s a snapshot of some of our prices.
New Patient Permanent Dentition – $101.48
New Patient Mixed Dentition – $97.00
Emergency / Specific / Recall Exam – $70.00
New Patient Primary Dentition – $ 71.17
Specific/Emergency Exam – $ 64.24
Bitewing X-rays (2) – $45.08
Bitewing X-ray (4) – $78.37
Periapical (1) – $30
Periapical (3) – $67.40
Panoramic X-ray $88.32
CBCT 3D Scan – $200 (unless included in specific treatment plan)
DENTAL HYGIENE SERVICES & SCALING
1 unit- $75
2 units – $134.32
3 units – $201.48
4 units – $268.64
5 units - $335.80
6 units – $402.96
Polish – $59.84
NEW PATIENT HYGIENE BUNDLE – $625 - $692
**includes complete exam, all x-rays and 3-4 unit scale, polish & fluoride
FILLINGS (PRIMARY/PERMANENT TEETH) – $138-355
** dependent on number of surfaces of the filling
** no extra charge for fillings done with Solea Laser (no needle or drill fillings)
CEREC SINGLE-VISIT CROWN (ONE-DAY CROWN) – $1200 (including lab fee)
Questions? Send them our way, we’d love to hear from you!
If you have any questions regarding the Alberta Dental Fee Guide, please don’t hesitate to ask us. Our helpful admin team is happy to straighten any confusion you may have. Remember - we’re all about comfort!