At Copperstone Dental, it is our goal to offer fair and reasonable dental fees, even though we have a higher cost associated with operating a dental practice in Calgary’s SE. Now with the recent release of the 2018 Alberta Government Fee Guide which is being followed and implemented by the Alberta Dental Association and College, it is our goal to be completely transparent about the fees charges for common dental procedures. Since the fees we have been charging are already very close to what was recommended in the new fee guide, we are pleased to present the following chart showing how our most common dental procedures match the fees in the new fee guide.
|Procedure Code||Dental Procedure||Our Fee||Fee Guide|
|01101||Child’s new patient exam (with only baby teeth)
(Free for Children 3yrs of age of under)
|01103||Adult’s New Patient Exam||$101.48||$101.48|
|01202||Recall Exam (check-up for existing patient)||$64.19||$64.19|
|02111||Single periapical xray||$27.60||$27.60 *|
|02142||Two bitewing xrays||$45.08||$45.08 *|
|11101||1 Unit of Polishing||$59.84||$59.84 *|
|11113||3 Units of Scaling||$201.48||$201.48 *|
|23111||Front tooth: 1 surface bonded Composite (Tooth colored filling)||$136.51||$136.51|
|23112||Front tooth: 2 surface bonded Composite (Tooth colored filling)||$163.40||$163.40|
|23321||Molar: 1 surface bonded Composite (Tooth colored filling)||$149.60||$149.60|
|23322||Molar: 2 surface bonded Composite (Tooth colored filling)||$210.90||$210.90|
|33111||Routine 1 canal root canal (non-difficult)||$662.15||$662.15|
|33131||Routine 3 canal root canal (non-difficult)||$1,127.65||$1,127.65|
|71101||Removal of a single tooth (uncomplicated)||$134.33||$134.33|
|71201||Removal of a single tooth (surgical)||$242.25||$242.25|
|27201||Crown (Porcelain – Tooth Colored)||$1175.44||$1175.44|
* Indicates that codes may overlap in the same category, yet still match the fee guide. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Please be aware that not all procedures are listed as professional fees. The prices for these services vary based on the associated lab costs and depend on the complexity of each individual treatment. If you have any questions about these additional fees, we encourage you to please call our office to arrange a pre-determination visit with Dr. Tonny Tang. This will allow us to evaluate your teeth and your oral health, thus providing you with a more accurate estimate of the work you may need to be done.
At Copperstone Dental, we know that is difficult to determine what is covered and what is not covered by your specific dental insurance policy. Since dental insurance companies can individually decide the maximum amount they will cover for any particular procedure, you need to be aware that the amount covered could be less than what is recommended in the 2018 Alberta Dental Fee Guide. Also please be aware that not all procedures are necessarily covered based on your dental insurance coverage.