Hegmann Dental, formally in practice by Dr. Hickerson, opened in December of 2012. Dr. Hegmann, a West Virginia University graduate, has recently remodeled the office and provides several new services to his patients. Dr. Hegmann is a licensed prosthodontist and only one in the Texarkana area! Come by today and meet the staff of Hegmann Dental. We love to see you smile!
We always accept new patients into our practice and welcome your friends and family. Your referral is the greatest compliment you can give us and is greatly appreciated.
Please give us at least 48 hours notice to change or cancel an appointment. If you are scheduled on a Monday, please contact us by the previous Thursday morning. When you are in the office for routine hygiene care, we encourage you to pre-appoint your next visit. This is especially important if you want those “highly desirable” early and late time slots.
In an effort to provide high quality dental care and to clarify our position on filing for your insurance benefits, would would like to share some facts about insurance with you:
- Your dental insurance is based on a contract between your employer and the insurance company. While we will attempt to estimate your dental benefits to the best of our ability, this is an estimate ONLY, and should not be depended on as the final decision. Should questions arise, it is best the contact your insurance company directly.
- You may receive notification from your insurance company stating dental fees are “higher than usual and customary”. An insurance company surveys a geographic area, calculates an average fee and then takes that fee and considers is customary. Included in the survey are discount clinics and managed care facilities, which bring down the average. Most doctors in private practice will have fees, which are defined as “above usual and customary”.
- Many plans tell participants they will be covered “up to 80% or up to 100%” but do not clearly specify plan fee schedule allowances, annual maximums or limitations. Insurance companies no NOT cover all dental services.
Our computer system has over 800 insurance plans on file and tracks the payments schedules for many of them. Our staff will estimate your insurance coverage at each visit and ask you to pay the difference each time. Please not that this is an ESTIMATE only. If there is an additional balance due after the insurance claim is paid, we will bill you.
We gladly accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express.