Finance & Insurance

Do you take my insurance?
Most likely, yes. We have many patients with Delta Dental, MetLife, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, United Concordia, the State Dental Plan and State Dental Plus.

But you are not “in-network”
That is okay. Dental insurance is not like medical insurance. Many people don’t know this, but most dental insurance plans actually allow you to see any dentist you choose!  However, some insurance companies have signed up a list of dentists willing to accept lower reimbursement in exchange for steering patients to their office.  Insurance companies call these dentists “Preferred Providers.” Insurance companies get people to choose their “Preferred Providers” by reducing deductibles or patient payments at those specific offices.  Dental offices that are highest quality and less sales-oriented often don’t participate in these “In-Network” lists. At Brickyard Dental Group, our doctors have chosen not to become “Preferred Providers” for any insurance company. They have done so in order to continue to provide affordable, high quality dental care to our patients– without insurance companies’ interference in treatment recommendations or limitations on which specialists we may refer to.

That’s Great! How does it work?
After your visit to Brickyard Dental Group, we will send your claim to your dental insurance for you. We then receive their payments directly to us; so you are only responsible for the costs your insurance does not pay. A few dental insurance companies will only reimburse the patient directly. In those cases, we will require payment in full at the time of service. We will still submit all claims to your insurance on your behalf, but your reimbursement check will be sent directly to you. Before any treatment is begun, we will calculate your specific benefits so you may make the best decision concerning timing and treatment alternatives.  We understand that finances are important. We do everything we can to avoid any unexpected charges. We always estimate what your insurance company will pay and what your portion will be before performing any treatment. Dental Insurance is a great benefit to have.  But many people don’t have dental insurance– including those who are self-employed, retired, and many whose employers do not offer this benefit.  Fewer people have dental insurance than have medical insurance, because they are actually very different things.

I don’t have dental insurance
No problem. Many people don’t. At Brickyard Dental Group, we can make it easy for you to get the dentistry that you need and want. In addition to all major credit cards, we accept cash, check, and have financing plans through CareCredit for qualified individuals. Call today to find out how we can make quality dental care affordable for you.

Let us help you
We understand the specifics of your dental insurance plan to help you best use and maximize your benefits. Our office has years of experience working with almost every dental insurance company in the Columbia South Carolina area. We are happy to answer any specific questions you may have.

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday 8 AM – 4 PM
122 North Brickyard Road Columbia, SC 29223
Phone: 803-736-1024