PDF Print E-mail



1. Are practice sessions covered by insurance?

Not at this time. We are working to remedy this situation, and in the meantime please contact your insurance company to discuss an exception for the service.


2. What do you charge for practice sessions?

Generally, initial consultation fees are $175 - $250.  Subsequent sessions depend on the length of time and number of practice specialists necessary, and start at $100.  However, please contact us to discuss your particular situation.


3. What happens in practice sessions?

In the initial visit, we introduce ourselves and our process to families and if the client is willing, begin procedure practice. Individual response determines how quickly we move through practice sessions and how much we accomplish with each session. But because we do not force anyone to receive care before they are ready, trust helps speed the process along.


4. How long do practice sessions last?

It depends on the individual. They range in length from 15 minutes to as long as an hour.

5. What are the average number of practice sessions people need?

It is so individual that we cannot give a fixed answer. We begin with a consultation, and once that occurs, our team develops a practice plan.  By visit three, we can usually determine number of sessions needed to complete treatment.

6. Who conducts practice sessions?

The individual is called a practice specialist. 

7. What training do they receive?

PWP has developed three levels of training. All staff receives Tier 1 training. In addition, staff working as practice specialists, receive Tiers 2 and 3 training, which includes direct instruction with our master and senior practice specialists.

8. Will I see the same practice specialist every time?

We make every attempt to keep our clients paired with the same master and lead practice specialist.

9. Can I sit in on practice sessions?

Absolutely. Family or caregivers are important to success, as they help us understand what clients need if they cannot tell us. They also help make clients comfortable in a new setting and procedures.

10. How do you communicate with families/caregivers?

Session notes are sent out to families/caregivers shortly after each visit to review progress, identify additional areas for practice or treatment and any at-home support that could benefit the client.

11. Do you take clients who don’t have disabilities?

Yes, we have expanded our services to include people who do not have disabilities. Most of them are people who know us either as families or as support staff of people with disabilities. This inclusive approach reflects our original mission: to make Practice Without Pressure a healthcare home where families and caregivers, together with people who have disabilities, can all enjoy access to quality care in one location.



1. How do you determine when a person is ready for treatment?

We make this decision in consultation with practice specialists, healthcare professionals, individuals and their family or caregivers.

2. Once a person receiving practice sessions is ready for treatment, how does that work?

Usually, people ready to receive routine treatment, still need a practice specialist by their side to encourage and support them. The length and level of that support varies by individual.

3. Does a person going for treatment after a practice session have to be accompanied by a practice specialist?

Usually, that is the case. However, there are those who can move right from practice into treatment without that continued support. We evaluate with families and individuals what will ensure a successful visit.  We work towards building capacity in the individual and the family/caregiver to eventually work away from the practice specialist being involved.

4. If a practice specialist is needed during treatment, does insurance pay for that?

Not at this time. But for people receiving dental care who are under the age of 21 and are insured under Medicaid, we have been reimbursed for procedure support.

5. Has all staff that work with clients completed criminal background checks?





1. What insurance do you take?

We accept most insurance for covered treatments, whether in or out-of-network. As policies differ by carrier, check with our office at the time of appointment to confirm coverage.

2. What procedures are covered by insurance?

Routine dental and medical care procedures are typically covered by insurance. Our insurance specialist can help you with these questions.

3. If I don’t have insurance, can I still receive services at PWP?

We can set up a payment schedule for you if you do not have insurance to pay for our services. You can arrange to pay us directly or through Care Credit .

4. Do you charge on a sliding scale?

No. We are not a clinic. We are a fee-for-service non-profit organization.



Practice Without Pressure Corporate
P.O. Box 829
Bear, DE 19701

(302) 419-8131