Winnipeg Dentists Remind Patients to Use Benefits Before They Lose Them

November 16, 2015

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, CANADA – Winnipeg dentists Dr. Nathan Jeal and Dr. Bao-Tran Nguyen are encouraging patients to use their dental insurance benefits before the end of the year.

The owners of Avant Dental Care, which includes two locations in Winnipeg, say that many of their patients often lose hundreds – or even thousands – of dollars in dental benefits every year. Dental insurance providers typically provide patients an annual allotment that will not roll over to the next year.

“We hate to see our patients lose their benefits after they spent all year paying into the dental plan,” Dr. Jeal said. “Insurance companies are not going to let you know when you have remaining insurance dollars, but our offices will work with you to let you know if you have remaining benefits.”

The end of the year is the ideal time for patients to schedule their second cleaning or to resolve their outstanding dental issues. Dr. Jeal said patients with untreated dental problems and remaining insurance dollars should schedule an appointment before Dec. 31.

New and existing patients can request a dental appointment with Avant Dental Care by visiting the website,

“Leaving dental issues untreated only opens the door to more serious problems down the road,” Dr. Jeal said. “We also do not want patients to visit us shortly after Jan. 1 and find out that they have to use all of their annual benefits at the first of the year.”

Avant Dental Care is a comprehensive dental provider that includes three dental offices around the Winnipeg area. The locations include Arborg Dental Centre, Lorette Family Dental Care and Winnipeg Square Dental Centre.

Drs. Jeal and Nguyen both hold dental degrees from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg. They have completed hundreds of hours in continuing education across North America to provide all phases of dentistry to their patients.

Avant Dental Care provides care in general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry and dental implants. The practice is a leading Winnipeg Invisalign provider, and the doctors travel extensively to stay current and learn from top educators in the field. Both Drs. Jeal and Nguyen are Premier Invisalign Providers.

Avant Dental Care combines professionalism with state-of-the-art technology to provide gentle and complete dental care. The offices have computers in their operatories and use CEREC same-day crowns. Using CEREC, the Avant Dental Care dental team can prepare and set permanent crowns in just one visit.

In addition to cosmetic services, Avant Dental Care provides dental implants for patients with missing teeth. Dental implants can be used to replace single missing teeth or to secure dentures. Dr. Jeal recommends that patients consider dental implants because the implants preserve jawbone and anchor permanent restorations. Dental implants can be placed with a very high success rate, and they produce about 90 percent of the biting force of natural teeth.


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