Manulife Insurance Update

August 08, 2012 | Posted in Insurance

Manulife Financial has made a change to insurance coverage regarding scaling (or "cleaning") for individuals under the age of 19. They feel that these individuals do not develop calculus to the extent of an adult and therefore will only cover scaling to a limited amount based solely on age and not individual need. This will have a dramatic affect on the coverage that many patients will have when it comes time for their hygiene to be completed.

It is very rare for individuals over the age of 10 to not require scaling to remove the hard calculus deposits that develop on all of our teeth. Some individuals require more scaling than others depending on their rate at which they develop calculus, their oral hygiene habits, manual dexterity, diet, amount of crowding in their teeth, etc.

If you are a patient and you have Manulife insurance, please feel free to contact their customer service at 1-888-844-8889 and they will answer any questions you may have.

Dr. Haslam