Billing & Insurance

We know that dental treatment can be expensive, so we try our best to keep the cost of your dental care down. We appreciate your help in this effort by paying for treatment at the time of your visit.

If your treatment program requires several visits, we will provide you with an estimated cost, and a member of our business office will be happy to work with you regarding financial arrangements. We accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express. We also offer financing as needed.

If you have dental insurance, bring your policy information with you to your first visit. Our business staff can handle insurance filing and billing for you, to assure that you receive the maximum benefits to which you are entitled.

Dental insurance will typically cover part, but not the full cost of your dental care. Co-insurance and other expenses that are not covered will be your responsibility. We know this information can be confusing. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

We strongly believe our patients deserve the best possible treatment we can provide. In an effort to maintain the highest quality of care, we would like to share some facts about dental insurance with you.

Fact #l - Dental insurance companies do not intend for their plans to cover all expenses. Their plans serve only as assistance toward acquiring better care.

Fact #2 - Many dental plans tell their insured that they will be covered "up to 80 percent" or "up to 100 percent." Despite what you are told, most dentists find that the majority of plans cover only about 50 percent of an average fee. Some pay more; some pay less. The amount your plan pays is determined by how much you or your employer pay for the plan. The less that is paid for the insurance, the less your benefit.

Fact #3 - Many dental services are limited to a specific numbers of times in a calendar year (for example, hygiene appointments may be covered only once every six months).

Fact #4 - Some insurance companies tell their clients that "fees are above the usual and customary fees," when, in actuality, their benefits may be exceptionally low. In our office, we view our patients as quality people who expect quality dentistry, not "usual and customary" treatment. Keep in mind that your insurance benefits are limited by what you or your employer pay for the plan.