If you're considering seeing a specialist dentist, it's important to understand what your Dental Select plan covers and what you may need to bring to your appointment. Before scheduling, it's best to speak with a Customer Care representative to learn what's covered and what you may need to bring. When you call the dental office, make sure to mention any fears or serious dental problems that may require a specialist visit. If the receptionist says they are not accepting new patients, request a referral for who to contact next.
When you arrive for your appointment, the dental team will need to know your medical history and any medications you are taking. This includes any inhalers and medications regularly prescribed by your doctor. The dental team will also need to know the name of your family doctor and hospital consultant, as well as any recent operations and allergies.