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If you have dental insurance, you undoubtedly have questions about how to access your benefits. The first thing you need to determine is whether or not you are in an HMO (health maintenance organization). HMO's require you to go only to their doctors. If you go elsewhere  under your HMO, they will not pay your benefits, so it is important to determine this first. If, like most people, you have private insurance through your employer, you can go to any dentist you want to. Your private insurer may encourage you to visit a participating dentist, who has an existing contract with your insurance company and has agreed to a table of maximum allowable charges. Your employer can provide you with a list of participating dentists in your area. These lists are often outdated, however, so we have listed the names of the insurance companies we participate in.


Aetna Dental Fund

Aetna PPO

Altus Dental Inc.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of RI or MA

Blue Cross and Blue Shield FEP (Federal Employees Program)

Delta Dental of RI

Delta Dental USA Preferred

Delta Dental USA Plus Premier

Delta Dental USA PPO

Delta USA Tricare Retirees Program


Dentemax (This may include plans listed under the following companies: Mutual of Omaha, Medicare Advantage, Plus Network, Always Care, Careington, Dearborn National, Lincoln Dental Connect, United Healthcare Dental and Principal Life)

Guardian (Dental Guard Preferred)

Humana Military Healthcare Services (This may include plans listed under HMHS, TDC Dental Company, Tricare Selected Reservists Dental Program and CompBenefits PPO


United Concordia/Assurant

United Health (This may include plans listed under Medicare Advantage, Dental Benefit Providers, Lincoln and Solstice)

If you have private insurance and don't see your company listed here, then Dr. Kehew would beconsidered a non-participating provider. In that case, you can still be seen here as a patient, and you would be billed for the difference, if any, between what your insurance company pays and Dr. Kehew's fees. As a service to our patients we will estimate your copayments for you to the best of our ability.

Patients without insurance are also welcome at our office. Any new patient without dental insurance is required to pay a $100 deposit prior to your first appointment. For patients interested in financing your dental care, we accept Visa, Mastercard and Care Credit (see for details).