Directions to Our Commack Dental Office
We are located directly across from the Candlelight Diner on Veterans Memorial Highway.
Take the Sagtikos / Sunken Meadow Parkway north to exit SM2 Harned Road. At the traffic light head north (left) then at the next traffic light make another left heading west on Veterans Memorial Highway. The office will be on the right across from the Candlelight Diner.
From Nassau County: Take any of the major roads east. Northern State Parkway, the Long Island Expressway or Southern State Parkway to the Sagtikos / Sunken Meadow Parkway North. The get off at SM2 and follow the directions above.
We offer quality care at reasonable and affordable fees. Before treatment begins the fees will be explained to you and you will be asked to make specific financial arrangements. If you have dental insurance please bring in your information booklet along with a couple of completed insurance forms. After evaluating your plan we will ask that you pay the estimated co-payment and deductible. Your insurance form will be processed immediately. Once all the insurance payments have been received you will be billed for the balance or immediately sent your credit. For your convenience we accept all major credit cards.
ABOUT DENTAL INSURANCE: If your employer offers dental insurance you are very fortunate. Dental Insurance works like a valuable coupon that can substantially help with the cost of needed dental care. No dental plan is designed to cover all your dental needs. Most will cover preventive care and more than half the amount of major services up to a yearly maximum. It is very important today when choosing or using a dental plan you know it you must see a dentist in network or if they allow benefits to an out of network provider. Since dental plans are constantly changing and no two plans are the same this office is out of network.
Your dental coverage is determined by your employer and the level of what is covered is determined by the insurance company, the individual who negotiated the plan and the premium paid. Many base their payments on the UCR (Usual,Customary and Reasonable) schedule that the insurance company designed. UCR charges do not reflect what dentists usually charge in a given area. For example GHI insurance company reimburses the patient about twenty percent less than the 2003 Medicaid fee schedule. Also insurance companies are not required to explain how they set up their fee schedule.
Actuaries have determined that the average middle aged american requires about $800.00 a year of treatment at the dentist. That includes the regular cleanings twice a year and an occasional filling or crown. Insurance companies have an annual cap and exclusions for pre-existing conditions. Some will not cover replacement of missing teeth if the extractions were done prior to having their dental coverage.
There are so many clauses in a standard dental plan that confuse you and may limit reimbursement to you as the patient. You as the patient need to become familiar with you dental coverage. Try to do some advanced planning and work with us to make it possible to keep your teeth so they will last a lifetime. Don’t wait until it hurts. Toothaches are costly and you don’t want to stuck with a large deductible. If you have any additional questions about dental insurance or your particular coverage feel free to call or email me your questions.
69 Veterans Memorial Highway
Commack, NY 11725
Voice: (516) 796-6600
New COVID-19 Hours by appointment.
Due to the virus we are currently at capacity and not taking on an new patients.
Wednesday 8:30AM – 8:00PM
Friday: 8:30 – 5:00