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Dental Insurance & Finances

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Dental Insurance & Finances2024-06-20T06:41:33+00:00

Taking care of your oral health should not be a difficult choice.

Peace of mind when it comes to treatment cost

One can never put a dollar amount on the value of a healthy, beautiful smile. Our personalized treatment plans are dictated by the highest standard of care and tailored to your unique dental needs. However, at Chinook Smiles we recognize and respect individual circumstances and budgets when it comes to taking care of your oral health.

We follow the latest CDSA fee guide, so there is no guesswork to how much your filling or exam will cost. For larger or more comprehensive treatment plans, our staff are pleased to provide you with an estimated cost-breakdown beforehand* to help you with informed decision making.

Your trust in us is paramount. We emphasize open and clear communication, ensuring that you are fully informed every step of the way. We are committed to transparency, honesty, always.

*pre-procedure cost estimate is based on assessments of dental condition made during exams. Actual cost may differ, and is to be determined by the providing dentist when the procedure is performed.

We take care of the complex stuff, so you can focus on the important stuff

We offer direct billing to all major insurance carriers!

If you have dental benefits, our experienced administrative staff will help you navigate your coverage and process your claims. As a courtesy, we can send paperworks to your insurance carrier and obtain pre-determinations on the cost of your treatment to facilitate your access to the full scope of your benefits. (Please note that pre-determinations for major treatments, such as crowns, bridges etc, may take several weeks for processing by your carrier.)

Insurance policies differ drastically; if you are unsure, please give us a call at (403) 252-1404 and we can help!

For your convenience, we offer a range of payment options for co-payments or outstanding balances:

  • Credit Cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express)
  • Cash or Cheque
  • Interac E-transfer

Financing options

You don’t have to wait to get the care you need.

Chinook Smiles has partnered with Dental Card to offer flexible third-party payment plans so you can stop worrying about the cost, and focus on the care. Dental Card offers:

  • Instant approval
  • Pre-approval that won’t affect your credit score
  • Affordable montly patments
  • Flexible plans
  • Coverage for almost all dental treatments
  • 24 hour, all-year-round assistance for your convenience

Invisalign payment plan

Invisalign treatments are eligible for our in house, interest-free payment plans.

Plans change? Need to reschedule or cancel?

We give you our undivided attention during your dedicated appointments, and ask that patients respect this time that the dentist and staff have reserved for you. Should you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment, please give us at least 48 business hour notice so we may offer this time slot to other patients in need.

For short notice cancellation or missed appointments, Chinook Smiles reserves the right to collect a fee of $100 for each hour that the appointment was originally scheduled. This fee will not be reimbursed by your dental benefits. We thank you for your understanding!


What costs will my insurance company cover?2023-10-22T19:23:52+00:00

Each policy differs drastically, and your benefits may change from time to time. Please provide our administrative staff with your latest insurance information and we are happy to help you check the parameters of your coverage, such as annual maximums, frequencies, renewal dates, and other limitations. Remember, your dental benefits are intended to help cover some but not all of the cost of your dental care.

Do you offer direct billing?2023-10-22T18:05:25+00:00

Yes we do! Chinook Smiles is an assignment office, so we will bill your insurance carriers directly on your behalf.

Do you follow the Alberta dental fee guide?2023-10-22T18:04:26+00:00

Yes we do!


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