It is our policy to discuss fees with our patients and to make specific
written financial arrangements before beginning treatment. We hope to
prevent misunderstanding is this way as well as reduce the "financial
anxiety" that frequently accompanies any type of health care.
Payment will be expected at the time services are rendered for fees
less than $150. We have three payment options for fees over $150.
- Payment of treatment plan in full at the initial treatment visit will be
given a 5% bookkeeping fee reduction. Credit card payments in full will be
given a 3% fee reduction. This saves us expenses involved in bookkeeping
- Fees over $150 may be divided into payments to be made periodically
during the course of treatment, with the total treatment fee being paid
in full by the last visit. We welcome your personal check or cash and
also accept Master Card, Visa, and Discover. We do not extend credit
for longer than ninety days on any account except in very unusual
circumstances or for orthodontics.
- More extended credit is available for fees over $1000 through the Dental
Fee Plan. They offer payment plans from six to sixty months,
depending on the treatment fee, with no pre-payment penalty.
As a service to our patients, we will file your insurance forms and
estimate as closely as possible the benefit expected from your insurance
carrier. However, each patient is responsible for all fees incurred
should their insurance benefits be less than expected.
A signed financial agreement is required on all accounts with a balance
of greater than $100. We are doing this for all our patients as this allows
all parties to understand all fees involved and how they will be paid.
While we prefer not to be involved in assignment of insurance
benefits, if you need us to accept dental insurance as a co-payer of
your account, we will do so with the following stipulation:
The portion of the case that will not be paid by the insurance is due at
the time of treatment.
Discounts are not available if insurance is a co-payer of the account.
Insurance checks must be assigned to our office.