Dental Fee Guide for Alberta Announced
The Alberta Dental Association and College (ADA+C) announced on August 17, 2017, that they have developed and released a dental fee guide for the province, set to take effect September 1, 2017. This is the first Alberta dental fee guide published by the ADA+C since 1997.
The new dental fee guide includes recommended rates for a vast range of services but is a recommendation only as dentists are able to set their own rates for services. It is anticipated that the ADA+C fee guide serves to freeze or lower dental fees in this province, which are currently the highest in the country.
What does this mean for you? The ADA+C’s dental fee guide rates are close, in most cases, to the long-standing ASEBP dental fee guide rates. You may wish to contact your dental office for any dental services you or your dependants receive after August 31, 2017. Unfortunately, we are unable to identify what your dental office will charge you when compared to the ASEBP dental fee guide.
We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates here as we learn more.