If you have a dental insurance policy with a $55.00 deductible, you have to spend $55.00 of your own money before your insurer will pay whatever portion of the rest of the claim it has agreed to cover.
Please note, when providing “assignment of benefits” services, your dental provider may not be aware as to whether or not you have a deductible on your insurance plan prior to submitting a claim. Whether or not you have a deductible is in no way affected by your dental service provider, it is determined by your insurance company and the individual policy you have selected. The insured member (i.e. patient) is always responsible for payment on the day of service for any fees not covered by insurance.
Any portion that is not covered by dental insurance, for any reason, is non-negotiable.