Quality, Comprehensive, Conservative, Beautiful…this is the kind of dentistry that I would want for my family, my friends, my patients, my self. These are the things I would like to emphasize to my valued patients. I truly believe that if you care for people and take the time to listen to patients, they will place their trust in your care and not the care of a third party insurance company. The problem in the last few years has been the volume of patients that need to be seen for sufficient reimbursement to occur. When the volume is high, the relationship between the doctor and patient is sacrificed and the trust quickly declines. Patients begin to question treatment, dentists begin to work on strangers and the quality of dentistry and communication goes down. I am embracing the changes that WDS is making as an opportunity to spend more time with my health centered patients and less time trying to get reimbursed from insurance.
-Kelley Fisher DDS
In other posts I have said that I think dental insurance is becoming irrelevant but I have not said what I think that means for the future. I don’t think dental insurance should or will go away completely. I believe in the future, the value of dental insurance will be to make it easy for people to get preventive care thus providing for fundamental hygiene and diagnostic procedures. Most care beyond that will be purchased out of pocket by the patients. Getting them in the chair provides them with the opportunity to learn what is happening in their mouths and what ought to and can be done about it.