Coastal Pediatric Dental & Anesthesia's Philosophy

Choosing a dentist can be tricky, especially because you are told to rely on a 3rd party, your insurance, to ensure you get the best price for the best treatment. Insurance companies love to tell you that they credential the best dentists to be part of their network and negotiate a discount for you – getting you the highest quality dental care at the lowest price. However, the truth is, insurance companies contract dentists by promising them access to more patients, their beneficiaries, in return for accepting a discount on what insurance pays. Therefore, what happens is that the dentist fees are much higher, so insurance pays them better. The problem is that this passes the costs on to the patient. In the end, the patient pays more, the dentists get paid less, BUT the insurance makes more money.

Coastal also specializes in anesthesia for dental care, which insurance companies hate. They hate this because the insurance company has to pay for the full cost of fixing all the dental problems at one time. That is why they protect themselves from paying the full cost with plan maximums that are typically about $1500. Additionally, for children, they would love to limit or postpone the amount of care so that those baby teeth can just be extracted because they know most children with a lot of dental needs will struggle to get treatment without sedation or anesthesia. Hence the reason insurance plans often limit sedation and anesthesia to “approved surgical procedures” such as surgical extractions or try to pass the buck to a medical plan.

Coastal Pediatric Dental & Anesthesia focuses on taking care of you and your child, by offering the right treatment and fair and affordable prices. We are proud of our reasonable and fair fees, and therefore share them with you openly. We also work with you to bill your insurance, so we can maximize your benefit from your insurance company. It is a win-win for everyone (except the insurance company). You will always get a treatment plan estimate from us, with a good faith estimate of what your insurance typically pays, and the remainder is your “copayment” or patient responsibility.

Below you will find the fees for our most common treatments and services. If you are still worried you might not be getting a fair price for the highest quality care, feel free to compare us to the local and regional averages at fairhealthconsumer.org

Coastal Pediatric Dental & Anesthesia's Fee Schedule

Treatments

Composite (White) Filling

One surface – D2391 – $155
Two surface – D2392 – $195
Three surface – D2393 – $215

Please be aware many insurances will automatically downgrade you to a silver filling no matter what you or your dentist want to do.

Stainless Steel Crowns

Stainless Steel Crown for Primary (Baby) Tooth – D2930 – $215
Stainless Steel Crown for Permanent Tooth – D2931 – $262

Zirconia Crowns for Front Teeth

Prefabricated Zirconia Crown – D2929 – $330
Prefabricated Resin Crown – D2932 – $330

Pulpotomy (Baby Root Canal)

Pulpotomy – D3220 – $195

Simple Extractions (Most Baby Teeth)

Simple Extraction – D7140 – $150

Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF)

SDF, Caries Arresting Medicament – D1354 – $40

Nitrous oxide (Laughing Gas)

Nitrous Oxide – D9230 – $100

Anesthesia (15 minute increments)

D9222 – Anesthesia / Sedation First 15 Minutes – $175
D9223 – Anesthesia / Sedation Each Additional 15 minutes – $150

Services

Exams

Limited or Problem Focused Exam – D0140 – $50
Comprehensive Oral Evaluation – D0150 – $55
Periodic oral evaluation (Check up) – D0120 – $45
Consultation for Dental Treatment under Anesthesia – D9310 – $125

Radiographs (X rays)

Intraoral Full Mouth Images – D0210 – $120
Bitewing: 2 Images – D0272- $30
Bitewing: 4 Images – D0274 – $42
Occlusal Image -D0240 – $25
1st Periapical – D0220 – $18
Additional Periapicals – D0230 – $12

Cleanings

Children’s Prophy – D1120 – $65
Adult’s Prophy (13 years and up) – D1110 – $75

Sealants

Sealant – D1351 – $50.00

Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride Varnish – D1206 – $25
Fluoride Treatment other than Varnish – D1208 – $25