Be aware that while the Ontario Dental Association had announced back on June 1, 2020 that “Dental Care Slowly Resumes But Not Like Usual”, they have not announced that they have created and approved Procedure Codes that will allow Dentists…at their discretion… to charge you for PPE.
I went to my Dentist last week and he did not charge me for PPE.
However, a colleague of mine said that his Dentist made him sign a Waiver saying that if the Insurance Company doesn’t approve the new ODA PPE codes, then he would be responsible to pay the extra $8.
CTVNews reported that the extra Dental PPE could be as high as $18.
I did a quick survey of the Traditional Group Insurance Carriers I work with and all of them with the exception of Desjardins said that they would not reimburse the PPE charge. So, be ready to pay out-of-pocket…if your Dentist elects to add the extra PPE charge to your bill.
On the positive side, if your Benefits Plan is or includes a Health Care Spending Account, then you can be reimbursed.
Hope this helps.
Let me know if you have any questions.
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