DE's Business Lab: Medical billing for dental emergencies

June 29, 2023
Did you know that one of the many ways you can collect what you're owed from medical billing is for dental emergencies? It's time to think a new way and explore this untapped opportunity.

It’s not about greed. It’s about being paid what you’re owed. Dental insurance is not well known for great reimbursement rates.

Medical insurance has you covered. It’s a vast untapped opportunity waiting for dentists to figure it out. Kandra Sellers of Tips Medical Billing and I discussed ways dentists can increase what they’re owed if they take the time to learn medical billing. There are many areas to tap into it, and one is dental emergencies. 

So many people visit the emergency room with tooth problems, and the ER puts a Band-Aid on the problem and sends patients on their way. But patients go to the ER in the first place because don’t think their insurance will cover a visit to the dentist. It’s up to us to teach people otherwise, and yes, it’s a big job. But it can be done. 

Taking the time to train your team (and patients!) in medical billing will make a huge difference in your bottom line. Yes, it’s a learning curve, but it’s worth it. Tips Medical Billing will get the office set up and guide you through the learning process. You’ll be glad you called. Just ask dentists who have started medical billing regularly. 

Contact Kandra at [email protected] or (612) 418-7870, and visit

To watch more from Kandra Sellers:

Using medical billing in your practice

A deeper dive into medical billing