Recent Blog Posts & News Updates

How to Read an EOB

Sections: What is an EOB? The Anatomy of an EOB Dissecting an EOB Why Check an EOB? Top Errors on EOBs Dental Insurance Provider Refuses Payment References and Additional Resources « Back to Resources What is an EOB? An Explanation of Benefits (EOB) is NOT a bill. It is a summary sent by a health insurance company every time a patient receives treatment from a medical professional. It outlines the dates and types of treatment received, and the costs the … Continue reading

Emergency Dental Care USA Opens Newest Location in North Texas

Emergency Dental Care USA in Denton, TX

(Denton, TX) Emergency Dental Care USA, a dental practice aimed at providing same-day care to patients with dental emergencies has opened their newest location in Denton, Texas. It is the fifth office Texas, and one of three in North Texas. Other offices are located in Fort Worth, Farmers Branch, Houston and San Antonio. Emergency Dental Care can be found just south of University Drive on North Elm Street. The office was previously occupied by Lloyd Ridenour, DDS Family Dentistry, and … Continue reading

Emergency Dental Care collects treats for Offutt AFB troops

Emergency Dental Care USA will be collecting candy for two units of Offutt Air Force Base personnel during its third annual Halloween Candy Buy Back. The event will take place from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 at the Central Omaha Emergency Dental Care office located at 2605 S. 84th Street. It is sponsored by Michael Obeng, DDS. “We are honored to partner with Offutt Air Force Base for this candy buy back,” Dr. Obeng said. “We are proud … Continue reading

Special Holiday Hours – Thanksgiving 2012

Emergency Dental Care USA will have special holiday hours this Thanksgiving. Please find your local office hours below: Colorado Iowa Minnesota Nebraska New Mexico Oregon Washington Colorado Colorado Springs Denver (Centennial) Wednesday 9am-9pm Wednesday 9am-9pm Thursday (Thanksgiving) 9am-9pm Thursday (Thanksgiving) 9am-9pm Friday 9am-9pm Friday 9am-9pm Saturday 9am-9pm Saturday 9am-9pm Sunday 9am-9pm Sunday 9am-9pm Iowa Des Moines Wednesday 9am-9pm Thursday (Thanksgiving) Closed Friday 9am-9pm Saturday 9am-9pm Sunday 9am-9pm Minnesota Minneapolis (Roseville) Wednesday 9am-9pm Thursday (Thanksgiving) 9am-9pm Friday 9am-9pm Saturday 9am-9pm Sunday … Continue reading

Diabeties & Root Canals

In recognition of National Diabetes Month in November, Emergency Dental Care USA reminds diabetic patients that they should pay special attention to their oral health care, and address potential problems as quickly as possible. Diabetics who properly manage and treat periodontal disease could save an average of $1,477 on pharmacy costs and an average of $1,814 on medical care costs per year. Diabetics are more susceptible to abscesses, gum disease and oral health issues because diabetes reduces the body’s resistance … Continue reading

Why to avoid the ER for Dental Emergencies

This year, over 800,000 Americans will end up in the ER for a dental emergency. That number continues to rise each year, and it’s costing a fortune. Florida alone charged $88 million for the 115,000 dental-related emergency room visits in 2010. That averages to $765 per visit, and in a vast majority of cases, they were not able treat the cause of the problem. So on top of a $765 ER bill, the patient was referred to a dentist, where … Continue reading

Afraid of going to the Dentist?

Fear can be a vicious cycle. So avoiding the dentist can make your dental visits more painful, costly and contribute to your fear of going to the dentist. Dental problems often start as minor issues that can be easily and painlessly resolved; but when left unchecked, minor problems turn into major ones that are costly, unpleasant and sometimes, painful to deal with. When you wait until you can’t stand the pain any longer, your fear of the dentist always be … Continue reading

Aging & Your Teeth

As we age, our mouth can begin to show the wear and tear of everyday life. Below is a list of common ways teeth and gums change with age. Although your risk for these problems increase with age, none of them are guaranteed, and most can be prevented by good oral hygiene and regular visits to your dentist. Gum Disease – Recent studies from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggest more than 50% of Americans over the … Continue reading

Use it or Lose it: Get the Most Out of Your Dental Insurance Plan

The last few weeks of the year can be a great time to get dental work done. Most dental plan benefits reset at the beginning of the year, and if you don’t use it – you lose it. Get the most out of your dental insurance plan with these three steps. 1 Find Your MBA. Look at the paperwork you received when you signed up for your dental insurance or go online to find the explanation of your dental benefits. … Continue reading