The Practice of Dr. Frank V. Maldonado

How Does Dental Insurance Work?

Wayne NJ Dentist Answers Dental Insurance FAQs

Sometimes we hear that our patients are more than a little confused by all the ins & outs of their dental insurance policies.

If you’re a little clueless about how dental insurance works, or by which services are covered and which ones aren’t, let’s see if we can shed some light on the issue.

As we recently discussed in this post, most dental insurance policies expire annually – which means that if you don’t maximize your benefits by using all of the funds available for dental treatment, you lose them altogether!

Individual dental insurance coverage depends on your particular plan, we just thought we’d highlight some of the general guidelines for understanding how dental insurance works.

Wayne NJ dentist Dr. Frank Maldonado and the rest of the team here at our Wayne Dental Arts office know that by helping you understand how dental insurance works, can help you make sure that you are getting the treatment you need, and taking advantage of all of the available benefits.

So let’s dive in to how dental insurance policies work. Read the rest of this entry »

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We’re Talking Turkey For Healthy Teeth on Thanksgiving

Eat Turkey for Healthy Teeth

Is Turkey Healthy for Our Teeth?

Thanksgiving Thursday will surely have us all going back for seconds…and sometimes more.

Besides from the expanding effect of our collective waistlines, the foods we eat on Thanksgiving can have a significant impact on the health of our teeth and gums too.

Foods like fresh cranberry sauce, fibrous vegetables like broccoli or carrots, and of course turkey, are all popular Thanksgiving Day foods that also happen to be beneficial for dental health – and overall health.

Who’d a thunk it…gobbling down gigantic portions of turkey can actually help build strong teeth and healthy gums!?!

With all of this overeating and extended sitting, unending noshing and prolonged pigging out…at least for some of us…we can take comfort in the fact that most of us are probably eating some really good foods for the health of our teeth and gums. Read the rest of this entry »

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Quit Smoking for the Great American Smokeout!

Great American Smokeout 2015

Join The Great American Smokeout

Are you planning on quitting smoking?

Then you’re in luck, because aside from there being no time like the present, the annual Great American Smokeout is taking place once again.

The American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout event is your chance to finally kick those butts to the curb.

The American Cancer Society declares the third Thursday of every November, The Great American Smokeout.

The aim is to encourage people who still smoke to finally give up the unhealthiest of habits once and for all. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dr. Maldonado Wins 2015 Patients’ Choice Award By OpenCare.com

Patients Choice Award Opencare Dr Frank Maldonado Wayne NJ dentist

Wayne dentist Dr. Frank V. Maldonado, recently won the 2015 Patient’s Choice award sponsored by Opencare.com.

Opencare helps patients find the right health provider for them, and helps connect doctors with patients with their online appointment scheduling platform.

Here at Wayne Dental Arts we strive to deliver you the best possible experience at your dental appointment.

Dr. Maldonado is very proud to have been named the Patient’s Choice Award winner for Wayne NJ dentists in 2015.

Dr. Frank V. Maldonado is ranked as one of the top Wayne dentistry practices in 2015! Read the rest of this entry »

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Your Dental Insurance Benefits Expire Every Year?

Dental Insurance Benefits Expire Each Year

Wayne NJ Dentist Shares Dental Insurance Benefits Info

Summer seems like it came and went, Halloween went off last weekend, & Thanksgiving is just around the corner.

Before we get to all the turkey roasting, window shopping, first snow of the season, and the Holiday hustle and we wanted to take the time to alert our dental patients about your expiring dental insurance benefits.

Dental insurance benefits expire each year.

Whether you belong to an employer provided network, PPO, HMO, or carry any other individual dental insurance, your benefits do not roll over to the next year.

This means that any existing dental insurance coverage or flexible spending funds you have remaining will be lost entirely come January 1 2016. Read the rest of this entry »

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Halloween Candy to Avoid If You Have Braces

Wayne NJ Shares Halloween Candy to Avoid If You Wear Braces

Got Braces? Don’t Eat Any of This Halloween Candy

Diligent dental health maintenance is even more important during the Halloween season when our teeth (or our children’s teeth) may receive more than their fair share of exposure to sticky candies, sugary sweets, & chewy chocolate treats.

Things become even more difficult if we factor traditional metal braces into the picture.

For those of you with braces, try to avoid the following candy or risk doing your dental health a disservice: Read the rest of this entry »

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Straight Teeth Are Healthy Teeth

Get Straighter Healthier Teeth with Invisalign NOT Metal Braces

Did you know that crooked teeth are unhealthy teeth?

Dentists love the month of October, and it’s not just the Halloween candy overload that equates to job security.

Aside from Halloween, October also has two other dental-centric reasons to celebrate dental health…National Dental Hygiene Month and National Orthodontic Health Month.

As we’ve already discussed in this post, it’s important to “Do The Daily 4” to maintain a healthy, attractive smile.

And with the added side-effect benefit of saving money on dental care by avoiding higher cost treatments, why wouldn’t you make sure to brush, floss, rinse, & chew your way to optimal oral (& overall) health? Read the rest of this entry »

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5 Toothy Tips for a Healthy Halloween

Halloween Tips for Healthy Teeth

Halloween is about two weeks away, kids all over Wayne NJ & Passaic County are scrambling to decide what costume they’re going with while parents are busy perfecting their decorations & arranging their best of the block candy selection.

Although this is usually a day of sugary sweet candy overload, there are some ways parents & kids can help stop the cavity creeps in their tracks while still enjoying the occasion.

Deliciously decadent chocolate and candy treats dominate the day, but we don’t necessarily need to do permanent damage our teeth.

Halloween is also a good opportunity to tell (or remind) our kids that candy and other sweets can cause cavities…and what kid wants to go to the dentist?

Dental fear factor negative reinforcement tactics aside, let’s look at how we can all treat our teeth better this Halloween. Read the rest of this entry »

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October Is National Dental Hygiene Month

4 Smile Tips for National Dental Hygiene Month

Image via ADHA.org

Share the “Do The Daily 4” Tips In National Dental Hygiene Month & Every Day

Aside from one of the favorite holidays for dentists – Halloween coming at the end of the month – October also features two other occasions to help raise awareness for oral health – National Dental Hygiene Month being one, and National Orthodontic Health month being the other.

More on how a straigher smile = a healthy smile later, for now let’s help spread some awareness about dental hygiene. Read the rest of this entry »

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Wayne Dental Arts is Going Chartless

Wayne NJ Dental Arts Chartless Training

Wayne NJ Dentist Going Digital for Our Patients Convenience

The entire team here at the office of Dr. Frank V. Maldonado, D.D.S. recently underwent “Chartless Training” to give our patients a more convenient & secure dental health experience here at Wayne Dental Arts.

We now live in the digital age, and we don’t think we’ll all be using more paper in the future.

Over the last few decades, businesses of all types have taken steps to embrace new technology in order to better serve the public – and we’re no different.

Our philosophy of patient service is to individualize dental health care, provide accurate diagnosis, and to help our patients attain the level of dental & overall health that they desire and deserve.

Oral Health = Overall Health & Wellness!

How Does This Chartless Training Benefit Our Patients?

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