Over the years, dental insurance has become more expensive and provides less coverage. Oftentimes there are high copays and deductibles with patients spending more out-of-pocket.
Insurance companies also make it harder for dentists like us to provide a high level of patient focused service. Even though we live in the fast-paced life of Manhattan, you deserve to have the undivided attention of your dentist.
With our Direct Dental Care Model, we can control the number of patients we see per day and are not at the whims of insurance companies.
Over two decades ago, Dr. John T. McElveen founded Carolina Ear & Hearing Clinic, PC, a private medical and surgical practice specializing in the diseases of the ear. As experts in Otology and Neurotology, our team focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of disorders involving the ear, its related skull base structures, and specific areas of the central nervous system. Both are highly specialized areas, requiring at least five years of residency training, in addition to completion of medical school and Otology and Neurotology fellowship training.
Getting your teeth cleaned every six month is the standard to maintain healthy teeth and gums. with our membership program, the cost is covered. Usual out-of-pocket cleaning costs in New York City range between $75 and $400 per visit.
Have an issue that we need to get a better look at? No problem. With our dental membership, your x-rays are covered. This means you don't have to worry the x-ray machine costing money every time the button is pushed. Typical dental x-ray costs according to Authority Dental is $25-$750.
Whenever you come in with a question for the dentist, it doesn't cost you anything. We will take a look at the problem and give you our thoughts and recommendations for solving whatever ailment exists.
While we wish we could make everything free or unlimited under the Direct Dental Membership Plan, the truth is, some things take more time and cost more money. The good news is, members receive discounts on likely procedures that are necessary. We always try to make our dental services low-cost from the beginning, but with the extra discount it becomes more affordable.