Financing Your Care
In our office, we offer high quality care and payment options that work for all of our patients. Below you will find a list of insurance and payment plans that we accept. If you don’t see your preferred method on our list, please call our office to find out what other options may be available to you.
Dental insurance plans we work with:
- Delta Dental
- Cigna Dental
- Renaissance Dental
- Other Dental Plans
Facts You Should Know About Dental Insurance
We strongly feel our patients deserve the best possible dental care we can provide. In an effort to maintain the high quality of care, we would like to share some facts about dental insurance with you.
FACT #1: Many routine dental services are NOT covered by insurance carriers.
FACT #2: Dental insurance is not meant to be a PAY – ALL, it is only meant to be an aid.
FACT #3: Many plans tell their insured that they’ll be covered “up to 80% or up to 100% but donot clearly specify plan fee schedule allowance, annual maximum or limitations.
FACT #4: It has been our experience, some insurance companies tell their insured that: fees areabove the usual customary fees” rather than saying “our benefits are low. The amount your plan pays is determined by how much your employer paid for the plan. The less he paid for the insurance, the less you’ll receive. Remember, you get back only what your employer puts in less the profits of the insurance company.
FACT #5: You may receive a letter from your insurance company stating that dental fees are higher than usual and customary . An insurance company surveys a geographic area, finds the average fee, and then takes 50-90% of that fee and considers it customary. Included in the fee survey are discount clinics which will bring down the average. Therefore, most dentists in private practices will have fees that are considered higher than average.
Please don’t hesitate in asking us any questions about our office policies. We want you to be comfortable in dealing with these matters and urge to consult us if you have any questions regarding our services and/or fees. As a courtesy to our patients we will be happy to submit your insurance claim. However, it is your responsibility to understand the benefits of your dental insurance and regardless of insurance payment your account is your responsibility.
If you have any questions regarding your insurance, we ask that you contact your insurance company regarding the specific details of your plan.
- Cash Discount: Pay upfront with cash and receive a discount.
- Check or Credit Card: Always accepted.
- Flexible Spending Account
- CareCredit: Apply online (www.carecredit.com) or in our office.
Please note: Payment is due at the time of service.
As a courtesy to you, we will bill your insurance company and track claims. Please keep us informed of any changes to your insurance plan. You are responsible for the fees charged by our office, no matter what your insurance coverage may be. Most insurance companies should respond to the claim within four to six weeks. Any remaining cost is your responsibility.
We are here to help! Please call for more information about financing your oral health needs in our office!