10545 Victory Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91606
Modern Smiles - Dentist North Hollywood
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We accept almost all PPO dental insurance plans and will file claims on your behalf, saving you the time and hassle. Our knowledgeable treatment coordinators can help you maximize your dental benefits and minimize your out-of-pocket cost. We will tell you upfront what your insurance plan will pay for and offer options for taking care of any remaining balance.

Insurance Carriers

We accept and honor most dental insurance plans. The following are just a few of the dental insurance carriers we are providers for:

For more details about dental insurance, please call our office at 818-763-9353.

Insurance FAQs

What is a covered benefit?
A covered benefit is a treatment that is recommended by a dentist, listed on the fee schedule, and accepted under the terms of your group’s plan.

What is optional treatment?
Optional treatment is a treatment that is either not listed on your fee schedule or more than the minimum required to restore the tooth back to its original function.

What are the differences between indemnity, PPO, HMO, and discount insurance plans?

Indemnity or Traditional Insurance reimburses members or dentists at the dentist’s UCR (usual, customary, and reasonable fee). This allows the subscriber to go to any dental office without being limited to a panel.

PPO (Preferred Provider Organization) insurance is the most common form of insurance. They provide members with a list of participating dentists to choose from. The dentists on this list have agreed to a lower fee schedule, which provides you with greater cost savings. They also assist with insurance billing. Most companies pay 50% on major treatment (crowns, bridges, partials), 80% for basic care (fillings), and up to 100% for preventative care (exams, x-rays, basic cleanings). Annual maximums generally range from $1,000 to $2,000.

HMO, also known as capitated or prepaid insurance, was designed to provide members with basic care at the lowest rate. Participating providers receive a monthly capitation check for patients assigned to the office. This amount is only a few dollars and is intended to offset the administrative costs. HMOs generally do not pay for services rendered. Fees are usually greatly reduced, but the patient is solely responsible for paying the doctor.