Insurance & Financing

At Shirlington Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Shwetha Rai’s goal is to provide excellent care for little smiles. We understand that pediatric dental care can be hard to fit into your budget. Learn more about our insurance partners, financing options, and in-house dental membership plan below, and see how we help make pediatric dentistry affordable for the whole family.

Our In-network

Insurance Partners

Getting the dental care your little one needs is simple if you’re a member of an insurance plan that’s in-network with Shirlington Pediatric Dentistry. Currently, our office is in-network with the following dental insurance companies:

- Delta Dental
- Humana
- UnitedHealthcare 
- Cigna
- United Concordia
- Carefirst

United Concordia
Delta Dental
BlueCross BlueShield

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Pay Your Bill Online

You can feel free to pay your child's appointment bill at our practice, or you can complete it right from your smartphone on your own time. Simply click the link below to get started!

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We Offer Pre-Authorization for Out-Of-Network Insurance

If you are not a member of an insurance plan from one of our in-network partners, our team can work with your insurance company to get pre-authorization for their treatments. Even if you have an out-of-network plan, you may be able to get partial or full coverage for your child’s treatment at our office. Contact our team for more information.

No Insurance? No Problem

Save With Our Dental Membership Plan!

If you don’t have dental insurance, that’s no problem! For a low yearly cost, our dental membership plan makes it easy to afford the treatment your little ones need for a lifetime of healthy smiles.With our in-house dental membership plan, you can get full coverage for preventive care like teeth cleanings, x-rays, and oral exams, discounts on treatments like dental fillings, and much more. Contact us now for more information, or to sign up!

Membership Plan

Top FAQs About Dental Insurance For Kids – Answered!

Check out these frequently asked questions, or call us at (703) 646-1805 to speak with our team.

What does dental insurance usually cover?

Dental insurance typically covers 100% of the cost of preventive care for kids each year, including teeth cleanings, x-rays, oral exams, and even fluoride treatments and dental sealants, in some cases. 

Additionally, dental insurance covers 80% of the cost of fillings and other “basic” procedures, and 50% of the cost of “major” procedures like root canals and crowns. For more information, we recommend consulting directly with your insurer or your insurance policy.

How Do I Make The Most Of My Child’s Dental Insurance?

Making the most of your child’s dental insurance policy is sure to save you quite a bit of cash. Here are a few tips on how you can maximize their insurance coverage and get the treatment your little one needs for less. 

See an in-network dentist – Whenever possible, seeing an in-network dentist will save you money, and it will also simplify the billing and insurance claim process. Always prioritize seeing an in-network dentist!

Take advantage of preventive visits –
All dental insurance policies for kids cover the cost of preventive care like teeth cleanings and oral exams twice per year, as well as yearly oral exams. So make sure you bring your children to Shirlington Pediatric Dentistry twice per year. If you don’t, you’re leaving money on the table.

Max out your deductible –
If your child needs dental treatment and your dental plan has a yearly deductible that you must pay before coverage kicks in, it’s a good idea to max out the deductible. Then, you should get all of the treatments your child needs within the same calendar year. By doing so, you can avoid paying your deductible twice!

Know your annual limit
– Most dental plans have an annual limit, which can be as low as $1,000 or $2,000. These usually reset at the end of a calendar year. So with some planning (getting one filling in December and another in January of the next year, for example), you can avoid hitting your annual limit and save more money on pediatric dental care.

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