10007 Huebner Rd., Ste. 103 D, San Antonio, TX 78240

(210) 614-3898

Use Your Dental Insurance Benefits or Lose Them!

Insurance agent helps patient maximize their dental insurance benefits before the end of 2021

The year is winding to a close and it’ll be 2022 before you know it. If you haven’t already visited us twice this year for a professional dental cleaning, you’ll want to schedule a visit before your dental insurance resets at the beginning of the new year. In this post, we’ll talk about how to make the most of your dental insurance benefits.

Meeting Your Deductible

Your deductible is what you pay out of pocket before insurance starts kicking in. So if you’ve paid up your deductible, but haven’t visited the dentist twice this year or gotten other needed services, you’re not maximizing your benefits.

Remember Your Flexible Spending Account

If you’ve been paying into a flexible spending account (FSA), don’t let that money go to waste. Depending on your plan, all or some of that money may not roll over into the new year.

Know Your Maximum

When you’re paying for insurance, you’re paying for coverage up to a certain point called the maximum. Your insurance will cover the costs of your needed work until you hit that maximum. If you need any dental work, you’ll want to time your treatments to not exceed your maximum in that year. In some cases, you’ll want to wait until the new year when everything resets if getting certain treatments now will put you over this threshold.

Affordable Care in San Antonio, TX

We understand that paying for your medical expenses can feel like a headache. Our team can help reduce insurance hassles so you have less to worry about. Our office also offers a variety of payment options if you don’t have dental insurance or if your insurance doesn’t cover all your dental expenses. Explore our financial page or contact our team for information about our in-house membership plan, cash and senior discounts, flexible financing through CareCredit®, and comprehensive dental services.

Contact Us

Dental insurance image from Authority Dental under CC 2.0

What Our Patients Have to Say

You don't have to take our word for it! See what our patients have to say about their time at South Texas Smiles.

Texas Dental Association
American Dental Association
American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology
Center for Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry
Academy of General Dentistry
South Texas Smiles


T: (210) 614-3898
F: (210) 614-3950

Ana Maldonado, DMD

10007 Huebner Rd., Ste. 103 D
San Antonio, TX 78240

New Patient Forms


  • Monday: 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Thursday: 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Friday: 8:00am-2:00pm