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Maple Shade Dental of East Peoria
1001 Illini Drive, East Peoria, IL 61611

We Accept Dental Insurance Plans in East Peoria

One of the most common questions from people searching for a new dentist is, “How do I find a dentist that takes my insurance?” Many people obtain dental insurance through their employer. The employer carefully negotiates benefits directly with the insurance company and then shares a portion of the cost with the employee. Since employer contributions vary, it is not unheard of to have two patients with the same insurer paying different amounts for the same services. Keep reading to learn how we can help you make the most of your dental insurance plan.

How Can I Find a Dentist That Will Accept My Insurance?

Affordable dental care starts with finding a dentist that takes insurance. At Maple Shade Dental of East Peoria, we understand that patients are often intimidated by the claims process which is why we work with insurers to file claims on the behalf of our patients. Your next call should be to our dental office at (309) 222-8447 if you have been thinking, “I need to know how to use my dental insurance with a dentist in East Peoria.”

Learning the Benefits of Your Dental Insurance Plan

Many people ask, “How do I find a dentist near me who accepts my insurance?” Discovering all the benefits of your dental coverage may take some time. Our experienced team can respond to most inquiries about how to find a dentist in East Peoria by insurance, but certain questions should be addressed directly with your insurance provider. Here are some questions to consider as you review your policy materials:

  • What type of insurance do I have?
  • Are there any deductible limits?
  • Is Invisalign® covered by my insurer?
  • Are dentures and implants covered?
  • What visit fees and copays will I be responsible for?
  • How many dental visits does your plan allow?
  • Which dentist takes my insurance?
  • Do certain services require pre-authorization?
  • What types of cosmetic or orthodontic options does my insurance cover?

If you are unable to find the answers to some of these questions in your policy guide, you may want to give your insurance company a call. Be sure to ask whether you have a HMO or PPO benefit plan. This will tell you whether you need to find a dentist that accepts PPO insurance, or a dentist that accepts HMO insurance. While people with PPO coverage may be required to pay a copay at each office visit, they may have more providers to choose from. People with HMO insurance may enjoy lower premiums but have a smaller list of providers to choose from.

Thinking About Improving Your Dental Health?

Discovering all the benefits of your dental benefits plan may take awhile, but our professional staff can help you understand and use your dental insurance benefits. Let us help if you have been wondering, “How do I go about finding a dentist near me who accepts my insurance?” We know that even after you find a dentist in East Peoria by insurance, out-of-pocket expenses may still be incurred. This is why we offer our patients a wide range of flexible financing options to choose from. For more information, call our office today.

Dental Insurance Plans

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have.

We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services. No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
My family loves Maple Shade Dental! Dr Shanahan is an Amazing dentist!!
Trista A.
Very friendly office; a great manager at East Peoria office; a great implant doctor and the nurse, Ginger, who helps him! Highly recommend this place!!!
Lucy B.
A very good experience. The care given was top notch by the professional and friendly staff at Illini drive. Yes, I would recommend them!
Norman W.
Dr. Shanahan’ work is top notch and his manner is very kind and considerate. I think Stephanie was the dental assistant’s name and she was fantastic. She kept me apprised of what was happening […]
Bonnie I.
Very kind and very professional service. Just recently had my first visit and they were kind enough to give me a coupon that dropped my x-ray/inspection down to only $29.99. As someone that currently […]
Austin B.
Solid place with great customer service. Fun staff and great Doctors.
John W.
Great people to work with
Jeffry L.
I absolutely LOVE Maple Shade! They are very professional, affordable, and friendly!! We see both the dentist and the ortho team! Dr. Whittet and his team is awesome!
Stacey T.
The staff, including Dr. Shanahan, were wonderful to work with. They always greet me with a warm smile and are willing to go that extra mile to make sure my experience is a positive one.
John K.
Prompt friendly service in a clean environment…that pretty much sums it up!
Andy T.
Really kind people, calm appealing environment, quick visits. Would recommend.
Breeisnotonfire
Very caring about any concerns that you have, and very knowledgeable
Jarett H.
Had minor surgery with almost no pain or bleeding. Doc and assistant were both very nice and comforting!
Wayne H.
Linda is a great hygienist!
Sandra B.
On time, informed me what was being done and cared about my apporintment.
Michael K.
Dr Shanahan is an extremely caring and gentle dentist. The staff at that office is top notch.
Denise D.
I had my teeth cleaned there the staff or very polite and then their job very accurately. That’s what keep me going back
Matthew T.
The people that work there are so friendly they know me by name even when they see me outside the office those are the kind of people that make everyone keep coming back maybe that’s why I been […]
Terrell H.
Beautiful office! Very friendly staff who were knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. My daughter was able to get her braces on during our first appointment, and financing was so easy! Dr. […]
Sarah J.
The dental hygienist was very knowledgeable and nice. Made me feel very comfortable.
Matthew G.
Office Hours
Mon. – 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tue. – 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wed. – 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thu. – 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Fri. – 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sat. – Closed
Sun. – Closed

1st & 3rd Fridays

Phone: (309) 222-8447
Fax: (309) 698-1205
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For appointments, call: (309) 222-8447
Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (309) 222-8447
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