At our office we make every effort to provide you with the finest surgical care and the most convenient financial options.
Oral surgery procedures are frequently covered by both medical and dental insurance. Most medical insurance companies REQUIRE an insurance referral from your physician's office before we can see you. These referrals can be done electronically but many REQUIRE a paper referral that you pick up at your primary care physician’s office. It often takes 3-5 days for you to obtain the necessary referrals. If a referral is required by your medical OR dental insurance, it is your responsibility to obtain the referral before you are seen by our office. We are participating members in many medical and dental insurance plans. Please contact our office to see if we participate with your plan.
Please remember that insurance is a contract between you and your insurance company. You are ultimately responsible for payment if for some reason the insurance company does not cover your treatment costs.
We require that you pay any deductibles, co-payment and fees over your yearly maximum at the time of surgery. Our insurance coordinators will be happy to work with you to determine the extent of your insurance coverage amount needed on or before your surgical appointment.
ALL ACCOUNTS MUST BE PAID IN FULL WITHIN NINETY (90) DAYS from the date of service. This amount is your responsibility. We will submit your insurance claim to your Primary medical and dental insurance companies as a courtesy to you. This does not imply that your particular plan will cover your anticipated procedure, either in part or in full. If you are not sure if you are covered, please contact your insurance company. If processing of your claim has been delayed, we request your assistance in expediting the process. After 90 days, your outstanding balance is due regardless of the status of your insurance claim.
Please be sure to read your insurance booklet and forms carefully. If you are in doubt as to whether your procedure is covered, please check with your insurance agent or managed care office.
Most insurance companies will respond within four to six weeks. Any remaining balance after your insurance has paid is your responsibility. Your prompt remittance is appreciated. We will send you a statement after your insurance has paid.
If you do not have insurance coverage or assignable insurance, payment is due in full on the day of service.
For your convenience, we accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover. We also accept cash or a personal check drawn from a local bank. There is a $25.00 fee for a returned check. We also offer outside financing with approved credit through CareCredit and Dental Fee Plan.
We will ask you to sign a financial responsibility statement reflecting acknowledgment and understanding of this policy at your initial office visit.