Grab the best scheduling options before yearend calendars fill 

Life tends to get busier as the year edges toward the holidays and calendars fill up faster than we realize. Work commitments, family events and personal pursuits can push essential tasks to the back burner, and that includes taking care of those elective dental procedures that you vowed to address “later this year.” 

There are compelling reasons to prioritize finding open dates on your calendar and that of Dr. Dennis Lucas before the end of the year, regardless of whether or not insurance deductibles are a concern. 

Maximize your insurance benefits for the year

If you have dental insurance, it most likely includes an annual maximum benefit that is the highest amount your insurance provider will pay for covered procedures in a calendar year. Scheduling your elective dental procedures to maximize this benefit ensures you will not leave any money on the table when January 1 comes around. 

Meet your dental insurance deductible

Many dental insurance plans require that you meet a specified deductible before it begins paying for covered procedures. Scheduling elective dental procedures now can help you meet your deductible. This is especially helpful if you will be requiring additional dental work later this year. 

Avoid the yearend scheduling rush

Our clinic’s schedule becomes more crowded as the year draws to a close and patients who have been putting off procedures rush to secure a spot. Planning your elective dental procedure early gives you more access to appointment times convenient for you. 

Preventive care matters

Elective dental procedures often provide additional benefits beyond making your smile look better. Regular cleanings and minor procedures can help us identify and address situations before they become major issues. Give yourself a head start in maintaining optimal oral health and potentially prevent more extensive and costly treatments down the road. 

Give yourself room for life to happen

Unexpected events can throw a wrench into the most finely tuned plans. Scheduling your appointment now provides you with additional time to reschedule should unforeseen circumstances arise. You can ensure that your dental health remains a top priority and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing you are taking care of this essential aspect of your overall well-being and quality of life. 

About Dr. Dennis Lucas – Naples, Florida, dentist 

Dr. Dennis Lucas performs cosmetic and restorative dental techniques, as well as traditional preventive dental services for patients in and around Naples, Florida. His expertise, supported by the latest in dental technology, ensures oral health plays a role in his patients’ total healthcare picture. Call (239) 262-5851 to schedule an appointment.