DENTAL BENEFIT PLANS
Our office is committed to maximizing any dental benefits that you may have. Because plan policies vary, we estimate your coverage in good faith but we cannot guarantee that coverage due to the complexities and ever changing nature of plan contracts. (Neither does your plan guarantee payment even if they provide you with an estimate.) If you have any questions, our courteous staff is always available to address them. In this age of diminishing dental benefits, we pledge to work with you to obtain the dentistry that you desire as if you had no dental benefits. Indeed many of our patients do not have a dental plan. If you do, do your best to retain "choice" and thus control over your care. Be careful not to let the “plan” choose your dentist, specialist or dictate your treatment path. There are differing levels of care. We accept most traditional insurance plans, please call our office to verify acceptance of your plan. We do not participate with Health Management Organizations.
We ask that your estimated patient portion be paid at the time of service. We accept checks, cash or credit cards. We also offer flexible payment plans. Please ask us for more details prior to accepting treatment. We are happy to file claims for your benefit plan reimbursement as long as you are free to choose your own dentist.
When a patient schedules an appointment at our office, we consider it a confirmation and a commitment that the time will work with their schedule. If a previously scheduled appointment will not work as you had planned, we appreciate and anticipate that you will contact us as soon as possible. A 48-hour notice is enough to appoint another patient needing time in our office. We reserve the right to charge a cancellation fee if this policy is not respected and we are unable to appoint another patient waiting for care.
For those with unpredictable schedules, unable to appoint in advance, we will gladly contact you as frequently as you wish for appointment times available on short notice. This approach has worked well for many years enabling everyone to get the care they need.