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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Austin Dentist to speak at local University

Austin & Lakeway Dentist, Dr Tejas Patel will be speaking to the Asian Health Professions Organization at the University of Texas next week. It will be Dr Patel's third consecutive year in talking to the organization. He will be talking about the dental profession and getting into Dental School. AHPO consists of students interested in persuing careers in Health Care.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

4 reasons you should use your Dental Benefits before the end of 2011

Did you know that you could actually save hundreds of dollars by using your dental benefits before the end of the year? If your dental insurance plan is on a calendar year, these 4 reasons will show you why you should make a dental appointment now.
1. Yearly Maximum
The yearly maximum is the most money that the dental insurance plan will pay for your dental work within one full year. This amount varies by insurance company, but the average is around $1,000 per year, per person. The yearly maximum usually renews every year (on January 1 if your plan is on a calendar year). If you have unused benefits, these will not rollover.
2. Deductible
The deductible is the amount of money that you must pay to your dentist out of pocket before your insurance company will pay for any services. This fee varies from one plan to another however the average deductible for a dental insurance plan is usually around $50 per year. Your deductible also starts again when your plan rolls over.
3. Premiums
If you are paying your dental insurance premiums every month, you should be using your benefits. Even if you don’t need any dental treatment, you should always have your regular dental cleanings to help prevent and detect any early signs of cavities, gum disease, oral cancer and other dental problems.
4. Dental Problems Can Worsen
By delaying dental treatment, you are risking more extensive and expensive treatment down the road. What may be a simple cavity now, could turn into a root canal later. Call your dentist and schedule an appointment to use those benefits.
Dr Patel's office and dental clinic work with various insurances and will help you maximize your insurance benefits. Dr Patel's office also offers monthly payments with your good credit to help you complete your dental treatment. Visit www.lakewaysmiles.com for more information or call Dr Patel's Lakeway & Austin Office at 512-263-8337.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Flash your smile contest

Come join us on Facebook and vote for your favorite picture in our Flash your Smile Contest!
Click on the Facebook Link, Like our Austin & Lakeway Dentist - Tejas Patel, DDS Page, and then vote for your favorite! There are some great contestants! Dr Patel is a cosmetic dentist in Austin Tx and serves patients from all over Austin Tx and Lakeway Tx.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Our Awesome new Facebook Contest!

SUBMIT YOUR PHOTO TODAY SHOWING YOUR BEST SMILE FOR A CHANCE TO WIN SOME GREAT PRIZES INCLUDING:
1ST PLACE: KINDLE 3G TOUCH, SONICARE DIAMOND CLEAN USB TOOTHBRUSH AND AIRFLOSS (TOTAL PACKAGE VALUE AT $500)
2ND PLACE: ZOOM TEETH WHITENING (VALUED AT $399) AND
3RD PLACE: $50 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO OUR OFFICE.
DEADLINE FOR PHOTOS IS OCTOBER 13TH SO SUBMIT YOUR PHOTOS TODAY IN JPEG FORMAT TO LAKEWAYSMILES@GMAIL.COM