Insurance has changed dramatically over the years. In 1965, only 2 million people had dental insurance. Today, dental insurance is a fringe benefit offered by employers to more than 33 million people.

Many people are making decisions about their dental health and tailoring their care around their dental plan. Sometimes, instead of helping, this dependence on insurance prevents them from getting the care they need, complicates existing problems, and ends up costing people more money and time in our dental chair.

To prevent this from happening, we would like to offer a few guidelines when it comes to dealing with your insurance.

Dental insurance is designed to help you pay for the services you need.

Many patients are under the impression that insurance will cover 80% to 100% of their fees. In reality, most dental plans cover 40% to 50% of an average fee. That’s because insurance is designed to make extensive dentistry more affordable for you, not cover your entire costs. Be warned that insurance companies may tell you a standard service is “above the usual and customary.”

The insurance companies may tell you that a service is not necessary when it really is. In fact, some preventive procedures are not covered by insurance companies at all. If this happens, talk to us. We can suggest financing options to help you.


Even if you think you know your benefits, read your policy.

Before you visit us, review your policy so you’ll be aware of any limitation of your benefits. Many patients are surprised to learn what’s not covered by their insurance carriers.

After your visit, we accept most insurance plans. We’ll even fill out the forms and submit the claims as a service to you.

Additional Financial Options

Payment is due at the time of service and you can pay for any amount not covered by your insurance plan with cash, check, or major credit card. If the amount your insurance doesn’t cover is still high, our practice can arranging for low-interest financing through CareCredit and Capital One Healthcare Finance to help you off-set the cost.


CareCredit is the leader in patient/client financing, and has helped more than 1 million patients/clients get the treatment or procedures they needed and wanted. With a comprehensive range of plan options, for treatment or procedure fees from $1 to over $25,000, we offer a plan and a low monthly payment to fit comfortably into almost every budget.

We will bill all insurance companies as a courtesy to our patients. We are providers of the following insurance companies:

  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Delta Dental of Idaho
  • United concordia
  • Humana
  • Regence Blue Shield of Idaho
  • Aetna
  • MetLife
  • Deseret mutual

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sandy shafer
sandy shafer
Professional and very friendly group! Excellent experience and Dr Lyman didn’t want to do unnecessary procedures!! My last dentist ALWAYS wanted to do $3000-$5000 work on me and my husband.
Sep 13, 2021
chris Jensen
chris Jensen
Green Acres family dentist Has always gotten me in, in a timely manner. They've Worked kindly to accept my ability to pay my bill. Once I had to cancel at the last minute and they were very understanding. The girls at the front desk are super helpful and treat me with a genuine care. I REFERRED my oldest son there, and years later he's still with them.
Dec 07, 2020
Toni Hendrickson
Toni Hendrickson
Dr. Lyman and his staff are very kind and friendly. It’s easy to feel comfortable and at home in their office. Several hygentists work there. Every single one has been thorough and gentle. Dr. Lyman has done a good job on every procedure he has performed on my teeth I highly recommend these people and this office.
Oct 13, 2020
Breanna M
Breanna M
Dr Lyman and his team take great care of their patients! They work to provide great dental care in a comfortable and family friendly atmosphere. The patient's needs are always a priority and whether it be for health or cosmetic reasons, they have got you covered!
Jul 24, 2019
Hollie Ann Pember
Hollie Ann Pember
I had a problem with work that was performed by another dentist. I was hurting, scared and anxious. Dr. Lyman and his staff worked me in quickly and were supportive of my physical (and unfortunately emotional) needs at the time. Dr. Lyman explained that the work I had with the other dentist wasn't the problem, even complimented the other dentist's work. He then showed me what needed to be done and got me set up with a specialist to get taken care of. I couldn't be more grateful for he and his staff.
Apr 14, 2021

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