We file most insurance plans for our patients.
are a multitude of dental insurance companies and each company has its
own policy and coverage limitations. It is impossible for us to know
the details of individual policies, thus, we do not and can not know
each individual's coverage limitations, pre-existing clauses,
non-covered procedures, or payment schedule. You are responsible for
investigating your specific policy limitations.
The patient (parent)
is responsible for all fees, regardless of insurance coverage. Whoever
brings the child for the appointment is expected to pay at the time of
the service. We will file insurance for you as a courtesy on verified
accounts only (provided you sign our pre-authorized payment agreement),
and you will pay your co-pay at the time of service. Balances that
remain after insurance has paid are your responsibility.
where you choose to file your own insurance, we will provide you with a
detailed insurance form (complete with appropriate dental codes) on
your child's office visit at the end of the appointment for you to take
Third Part, Separation, and Custody IssuesThe
party who brings the child to his/her appointment is responsible for
payment at the time of service. This includes any non-parent adult
including family members, relatives, and friends. We will not be
responsible for the charges associated with services provided to the
child or children regardless of custody issues. These issues are beyond
the scope of our practice and should be handled outside our office
between the parties involved.
Please note: A signed medical release from the parents is required for a third party to bring their child to appointment. Please ask us for the proper form, to be included in the child's permanent dental record.
Pay Once Policy We
offer a Pay Once Policy for 'baby teeth' as a reassurance to our
dedication and committment to your child's dental health. You will only
pay once to restore a 'Baby Tooth'. We are confident in our
techniques, and feel that properly restored 'Baby Teeth' should last
until they are replaced by the 'Permanent Adult Teeth', so we will never
charge for the same tooth twice. Please consult with our staff and
sign a Pay Once Policy Agreement to take advantage of this great
At the kid's place, we aim to provide effective and affordable treatment that will benefit you child. Your child's treatment plan will be reviewed in detail, and we will inform you of all costs prior to treatment. Charges are payable at the time of service, and we accept cash, credit cards, debit cards, and personal checks * (Midland residents only). * Please note that our check processing may include conversions to EFT ( electronic Funds Transfer) for payments made by check.
We realize the investment you are making for your child's oral health, and offer financing through Care Credit if you qualify. Other options include personal bank loans from your personal banking institution, and borrowed monies from family members, friends, relative, or your church family. We are not equipped to finance treatment through our office. If special arrangements are needed, please talk with our financial coordinator prior to receiving service.
Cost of Dental CareCosts for routine dental care including preventive visits are not expensive, especially in the long run, compared to the cost of treatment. Putting off or delaying treatment is more costly. Just consider the amount of time you must take off from work, the amount of missed school for your child, the pain endured, and you can see that the costs are more the just financial. Baby teeth especially back molars star in the mouth until 12 to 14 years of age on average. Families with children that have regular dental exams and cleanings, who also follow through with our treatment and preventions methods, have fewer cavities, fewer expensive emergency visits, are less likely to lose a tooth due to abcess or infection, overall have less pain and discomfort in their mouth, miss less school due to toothaches, require fewer space maintainers to hold space for missing teeth, have better chewing ability, and have healthier and cleaner mouths as compared to children that do not receive routine and regular dental care. So, as you can read the benefits far out weigh the negatives. Dental treatments isn't expensive , but neglect surely is, and in more ways than just financial. No kid should have to suffer. Let us help your child achieve the healthy smile they deserve. In the long run it will save you money!