The professional fees for your anesthesiologist’s services are separate from your dental bill. Our services are available by request through your pediatric dental office. PDAA (Pediatric Dental Anesthesia Associates) are not providers (out of network) with any insurance company and cannot accept insurance assignment. Many medical insurance companies do not cover anesthesia services for office based dental care. Our team will provide each patient a superbill to file for possible reimbursement through their medical insurance, therefore we are able to pass along the savings to our patients. You are the customer in this situation and your insurance company will be more responsive to your direct claims.
Due to its recent introduction within the medical and dental community, many health plans have not formally completed their review of this mode of care or you may find that your specific health plan may not currently consider office-based anesthesia (OBA) for pediatric patients as a covered benefit for treatment of dental conditions. As more parents, such as you, request coverage for OBA for children’s dental treatment, the reimbursement process will get easier and more health plans will cover this.