When you are in the midst of being treated for a dental problem or dental emergency, it
is easy to forget that our dental office is also a business. We understand that.
Yet, we also want our patients to understand that an important part of our business is
collecting payments for the services we provide. In the interest of both good business
and excellent dental care, we believe it is best to establish a policy to avoid any
misunderstandings later. As a result we have developed this policy.
Your treatment plan can include a breakdown of all applicable fees, and can inform you
of all cost before treatment is administered. Charges are payable at the time of
treatment. If special arrangements are needed, please ask our front desk prior to
receiving services. If needed, our front desk can help you with
Credit Financing. Please click on the CareCredit link for more information and/or to apply online.
Fees, Payment & Insurance
Payment of fees for services are expected at the time services are provided. Insurance claims
can be filed by our office. We accept cash, personal checks, company checks, money orders,
VISA, MasterCard, Discover, & CareCredit.
A written estimate can be provided for all complex treatment. We can also give you a
written estimate for any routine procedures upon request. A down payment is required
for more involved, complex or extended treatment, regardless of insurance coverage.
It is our policy to provide the best dentistry for you. To do this, it is important that
we do not allow dental benefits to be a determining factor in the diagnosis. Your treatment
will be based upon your needs, and we assume that you are as concerned as we are about maintaining
The term "dental insurance" is misleading. What is commonly known as "dental insurance" is more
correctly termed dental benefits. Dental benefits are not intended to pay everything, but
to assist with costs of dental treatment. Generally, dental benefits pay a percentage of
each procedure up to a set yearly maximum. The benefits available to you are established by
which plan your employer has purchased.
As a courtesy to you, we will submit claims to your dental plan carrier. We also accept
benefit assignment, meaning that we will estimate the expected benefit payment and allow you to
pay your estimated portion at the time services are provided. However, we do not guarantee
any estimate, and should your dental plan pay less than expected, you are fully responsible for
the balance. We take no responsibility for any denials by dental plans.