FFS – Fee for Service No Insurance – Why People Choose Us?

According to the NADP National Association of Dental Plans (NADP), Dental Benefits Report: Enrollment 2017, more than two-thirds of the American population, (77%, to be more precise), had dental insurance of some sort at year end 2017. This percentage has been steadily increasing. That is because of financial considerations. People would like to pay either nothing at all (full coverage) or pay as little as possible. Thus, it is natural that most of the population would look for an affordable dentist 77024 who accepts their dental insurance plans and avoid those that do not accept insurance payments.

At Lifeworks Dental, there is no problem if you don’t have an insurance. Despite that, we still have a heavy booking. What is the reason? The general reason is at Lifeworks Dental our patients get value for their money. Read through the patients’ comments about our service quality and you will find the following.

Quality is Guaranteed

That is our strongest point. Our expertise and dedication result in the perfect satisfaction of the patient. Our quality of service becomes a lifelong reminder to the patient that they got their treatment from us at Lifeworks Dental.


Our satisfied patients become a means of publicity for us. In their conversations with friends, and their online reviews on various social media platforms like Yelp, Google and Facebook our satisfied customers speak well of us mention us as the “best dentist in 77024”. It is quite obvious that when others look for “affordable dentist in 77204” on the internet, our name comes up among the top searches as well. Thank you, dear customers!

Qualification and Expertise

Our dentists, Dr. Kini Tran, and Dr. Kim Nguyen possess unsurpassed expertise in the range of services that we provide. Whether you need a wisdom tooth extraction, or you want to get your teeth straightened with Invisalign removable aligners, we provide all services under one roof. Our wide range of high-quality services provided, combined with our policy of keeping the customer’s interest first, results in total customer satisfaction.

High-End Materials Used

Materials and equipment used in dental treatment are expensive. There is always a temptation to compromise on the quality of materials. But not at Lifeworks Dental! We ensure the use of the highest quality materials, which is not only safe for use but is longer lasting and provides lifelike esthetics.

The Environment

We offer you a homely environment. Our courteous and alert staff welcome you into a neat and clean clinic and guide you through all the processes.  All through the treatment you feel like a VIP and yet just like being at home.

Full Range of Services

How would you feel if you visit your dentist for a job and get referred to two other specialists at different locations? That is an inconvenience, waste of time, and disappointment. At Lifeworks dental, we provide a full range of dental services starting from simple fillings and cleanings to Cosmetic Smile Makeover and Full Mouth Reconstruction. Just search “walk in dentist near me”, and our practice name and location will pop-up! You can also try searching “Dentist near me”, “emergency dentist near me” or “Invisalign near me”, and similar results will come up.

Under One Roof

The complete range of services is available under one roof and you don’t have to travel to another office. Once you are with us, we will meet your requirements fully and to your satisfaction.

Great Communication with our Patients

Our dentists and our staff both take pride in communicating with the patient, explaining procedures, answering questions, thus putting the patient at ease in all matters. You ask any question about your treatment, or generally about oral health, and we will be most pleased to answer you with as much detail as you demand.

Management of Dental Emergencies

We normally work by appointments of which we routinely have a full list. But God forbid, if you have been involved in a dental emergency and contact us, we will be ready to provide the necessary emergency treatment.

Patient Satisfaction

In the end, what matters is patient satisfaction. And we have a large list of satisfied customers who will never to go to another dentist unless they move, but even then we have some that still drive in or fly in to see us. That is why we are “The Best dentist in 72204”.

  • All-on-Four Implant-Supported Complete Dentures
  • Cleaning and Prevention
  • Dental Emergencies and Their Management
  • Dental Night Mouth Guards
  • Fillings / Restorations
  • Overdentures
  • Dental Sealants/Protective Resin Restorations
  • Getting a Brand New Smile with Dentures
  • Dental Bridges
  • Dental Implants
  • Dental Crowns
  • Teeth Extractions
  • Bone Grafting and Guided Tissue Regeneration
  • Laser Periodontal Therapy
  • Endodontics (Root canal therapy)
  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorders and their Management
  • Pedodontics
  • Pulpotomy / Stainless Steel Crowns (SSC)
  • Fluoride Varnishes
  • Space Maintainers
  • Beautiful Smiles with Bonding
  • Complete Smile Makeover/Full Mouth Rehabilitation
  • Smile Softening
  • Icon – Treating Caries without Drilling
  • Vivera Retainers
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Minimal to No Preparation Veneers
  • Snap on Smile
  • Inlays and Onlays
  • Teeth Whitening (KoR)

Fee for Service at Lifeworks Dental

Fee for service dentistry provides people with high quality, appropriate treatment for their needs in exchange for a fair fee considering the time, care, skill, judgment and materials required to render that treatment. Fee for service dentistry is not based on a fixed fee delivery system (such as a Preferred Provider Organization) that predetermines what the fee should be or how treatment should be rendered (which some insurance companies or managed care plans dictate). In a fee for service dental practice, the dentist expects to be paid the quoted fee for services and treatments at the time of service, unless other arrangements have been made.

Do Fee for Service Dentists Accept Dental Insurance?

Fee for service dentists accepts most dental insurance benefits. However, depending on your dentist’s payment policy, you may be required to pay the full fee at the time of service, regardless of whether your dental insurance approves of or covers them. Your dentist could also require that you pay for treatment costs at the time of service and be reimbursed by your insurance company later. In some cases, you could be allowed to pay your copayment after the insurance portion has been estimated. In this case, the insurance company will send the insurance portion to the provider.

 Many patients with dental insurance are not aware that they can choose a fee for service dentist – or a dentist not within their network – without having to absorb the entire cost of treatment themselves, depending upon what their coverage allows. Also, recently insured people may leave a trusted dentist to go to a participating provider because they are unaware that they have an option to choose their own dentist. However, this may not always be the case when the insurance is a PPO or managed care dental plan.

Choosing Fee for Service Dentistry

Fee for service dentistry enables you to choose the dentist you want for your treatment, rather than be restricted to those dentists who have agreed to accept the insurer’s fee schedule in an insurance plan or predetermined network.

If you require the services of a specialist such as a periodontist or an endodontist and have been given a specific referral or recommendation from your plan’s general dentist, you may be permitted to see a specialist who is not part of your plan’s network.

If you do not have dental insurance, there are no drawbacks to going to a fee for service dentist. However, if you do have dental insurance and are considering a fee for service dentist, you can expect to pay slightly higher fees than if you went to a dentist participating in your plan.

For example, if a patient had a root canal with a fee of $1,000 and the insurance company paid 80 percent, the patient would end up paying a little more than their usual 20 percent copayment with a fee for service dentist. This is because the insurance company pays 80 percent of a set fee (which is generally lower than the fees of most fee for service dentists) that is predetermined and established by the insurance company.

1 https://knowledge.nadp.org/products/2017-dental-benefits-report-enrollment