How do our fees compare to the 2018 Alberta Dental Fee Guide?
We're glad you asked!We have always aimed to maintain fair and reasonable dental fees even with the higher cost associated with operating a dental practice in Calgary's west end. With the recent release of the 2018 Alberta Dental Fee Guide by the Alberta Dental Association and College, we want to be transparent about our fees and how they compare. We were happy to see that for the most part, many of our fees matched or were very close to what was recommended in the fee guide. The following chart lists the most common dental procedures and shows our fees compared with the suggested fee guide.
|Code||Procedure||Our fee||Fee Guide|
|01101||Child's new patient exam (with only baby teeth)||$63.00||$71.17|
|01103||Adult's new patient exam||$95.00||$101.48|
|01202||Recall exam (check-up for existing patient)||$64.19||$64.19|
|02111||Single periapical xray||$27.60||$27.60 *|
|02144||Four bitewing xrays||$78.37||$78.37 *|
|11101||1 unit of polishing||$59.84||$59.84 *|
|11113||3 units of scaling||$201.48||$201.48 *|
|13401||Sealant (First Tooth)||$32.63||$32.63|
|23111||Front tooth: 1 surface bonded Composite (Tooth colored filling)||$146.00||$136.51|
|23112||Front tooth: 2 surface bonded Composite (Tooth colored filling)||$172.00||$163.40|
|23321||Molar: 1 surface bonded Composite (Tooth colored filling)||$161.00||$149.60|
|23324||Molar: 4 surface bonded Composite (Tooth colored filling)||$306.24||$306.24|
|33111||Routine 1 canal root canal (non-difficult)||$708.00||$662.15|
|33141||Routine 4 canal root canal (non-difficult)||$1,418.00||$1,423.30|
|71101||Removal of single tooth (uncomplicated)||$159.00||$134.33|
|71211||Removal of a single tooth (surgical with bone removal)||$295||$264.13|
|72231||Removal of a single tooth (complete bone impaction)||$500.00||$479.00|
Note that not all procedures such as dentures and crowns are listed as professional fees vary based on lab costs and on the complexity of each individual treatment. Please feel free to call our office to arrange a visit for our dentists to evaluate your teeth and provide a more accurate estimate. It is important to understand your dental insurance policy. Dental insurance companies can decide the maximum amount they will cover for any particular procedure and that amount could be less than what is suggested in the 2018 Alberta Dental Fee Guide. Furthermore, not all procedures are covered based on your particular plan.