We will do our best to see you at your appointed time and to minimize any waiting. If, for some reason, you cannot keep a scheduled appointment or will be delayed, please call as soon as possible. Charges may be incurred for appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours notice.
Most clinical procedures are scheduled for the morning hours. Afternoons are generally reserved for exams, consultations, follow-up visits and post treatment care. For our patients that require afternoon clinical appointments, we will make exceptions. Emergencies have priority and we will always see existing patients with dental crises the same day.
For our patients who may have special needs or feel they might be very apprehensive about any treatment, our office can arrange for you to have your treatment in one sitting while you are asleep. We can schedule visits in conjunction with a certified nurse anesthetist (CRNA) who can administer deep sedation while we complete the recommended therapy. Ask any of our staff for more details.
We ask that you come prepared to pay for your initial exam and any diagnostic x-rays at your first visit. Our business administrator can estimate this amount for you. For any subsequent treatment that may be needed, extended payment arrangements will be offered. Payment for professional services can be handled in a variety of ways. In addition to cash and personal checks, we accept all major credit cards for those patients wishing to defer payment or make extended monthly payments.
With a variety of different financing options available, periodontal therapy can be arranged to fit most budgets. You will have ample time to discuss your financial needs with our staff once a treatment plan is established and fees are determined. Before any treatment is scheduled, you will be provided with a written payment arrangement form. This sheet will outline your preferred choice of payment options, your financial commitment, as well as when payments are due.
Please bring your insurance information with you to your initial exam. This will enable us to assist you in receiving the maximum benefits allowed under your policy.
Please educate and understand the limitations of your dental insurance. Dental insurance is not comprehensive coverage for the health of your mouth. Unlike medical insurance, dental insurance is more equivalent to a dental coupon.
Although it isn’t comprehensive coverage for your mouth, whatever dental needs you have will most certainly be less expensive because you have dental insurance. Our office will work to maximize the benefit of your dental insurance, but we will never base our treatment recommendations off of what your insurance may or may not pay for.