SOURCE: Spearmint Dental

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December 31, 2014 12:19 ET

Edmonton Dentist Encourages Patients to Use Insurance Dollars Before End of Year

EDMONTON, AB--(Marketwired - December 31, 2014) - Dr. Sean Bhasin, a top Edmonton cosmetic dentist, is reminding patients to schedule appointments before the end of the year and to use any remaining insurance dollars.

Most insurance companies have a "use it or lose it" policy for cardholders every calendar year, meaning remaining dollars will not roll over to the following year. Dr. Bhasin, whose two practice locations offer the communities of Rutherford, Callaghan and Edmonton All On Four dental implants, said it's imperative for patients with immediate dental needs not to wait several more weeks or months before they visit his office.

"Patients need to schedule appointments to take care of the overdue treatment before they lose the insurance benefits," the Edmonton dentist said. "December is a shorter month and the appointments are filling up quickly. We can help patients achieve optimum oral health while maximizing their insurance benefits."

Spearmint Dental's quality staff offers a multitude of services and treatments, including preventative care, crowns, affordable dental implants, All On Four dental implants, mini implants, bridges, dentures, wisdom teeth extractions, restorations, teeth whitening, root canals, sedation dentistry, endodontics, dental appliance sleep apnea treatment, cosmetic dentistry veneers and Invisalign.

Dr. Bhasin holds a bachelor's degree from Wayne State University in Detroit and a master's degree from the School of Dentistry at the University of Detroit Mercy. He has practiced dentistry since 1998. Before he bought his first private practice in Michigan in 2002, Dr. Bhasin completed his residency in the United States Air Force, where he earned an honorable discharge.

Dr. Bhasin moved to Edmonton in 2009, and in 2011, he completed his 500 hours of continuing education and passed a rigorous examination to earn the honor of Fellowship from the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Bhasin is working to achieve a Mastership level from the Academy of General Dentistry, a prestigious recognition earned by fewer than 5 percent of dentists practicing in North America.

Dr. Nathan Kern, who has practiced in the Edmonton area for many years, recently joined the staff at Spearmint Dental. In addition to his new partnership as a family dentist with Spearmint Dental, Dr. Kern serves as the team dentist for the Edmonton Oilers men's professional hockey team. He has brought a wide range of skills to Spearmint Dental with his experience in general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, pediatric dentistry, implant and restorative dentistry and correcting sports-related injuries to teeth.  

Dr. Kern is available for appointments at Spearmint Dental's Southwest Edmonton location from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursdays at Spearmint Dental's Northwest Edmonton site.

Dr. Bill Thomas, an Edmonton native, graduated from the University of Alberta School of Dentistry in 1978. Following graduation, Dr. Thomas opened a practice on the west side of Edmonton, which is now part of the Spearmint Dental practice. Dr. Thomas has worked as a part-time clinical instructor at the University of Alberta and volunteers at the SHINE Dental Clinic, which is managed by university students. The clinic provides free dental services to Edmonton youth. Dr. Thomas has a passion for providing dental care to children, having completed eight mission trips to developing countries.

To learn more about sleep apnea symptoms in men, sleep apnea treatment options or any of Spearmint Dental's services, or to speak with an oral health professional, visit the website at or call the offices at 780-438-0045 (11440 17 Ave., Southwest Edmonton, AB) or 780-481-3216 (7554 178 St. Northwest Edmonton, AB).

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