August 2020

Dental Terms

Teeth Bicuspids/premolars The teeth with two rounded points located between the eye teeth (cuspids) and the molars. Centrals/laterals The four front teeth. Cusp The pointed or rounded part of a tooth’s biting surface. Cuspids The teeth near the front of the mouth that come to a single point. Sometimes called the “eye teeth” or “canines.” …

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Insurance Terms

Accepted fee The dollar amount that the contracting dentist has agreed to accept as payment in full from the insurance carrier and the patient. Amalgam A common material used in fillings to repair cavities in teeth; also known as “silver fillings.” Dental amalgam is a mixture of silver, mercury and other materials. Annual maximum The …

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