For your convenience, we accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover and Care Credit. We deliver the finest care at the most reasonable cost to our patients, therefore payment is due at the time service is rendered unless other arrangements have been made in advance. If you have questions regarding your account, please contact us at (760) 744-1919. Many times, a simple telephone call will clear any misunderstandings.
Please remember you are fully responsible for all fees charged by our office regardless of your insurance coverage.
We will send you a monthly statement. Most insurance companies will respond within four to six weeks. Please call our office if your statement does not reflect your insurance payment within that time frame. Any remaining balance after your insurance has paid is your responsibility. Your prompt remittance is appreciated. Sorry, but we do not make arrangements for monthly payment plans.
The fee for your oral surgery treatment will vary based on the type and extent of treatment. In most cases the fees cannot be determined until after we have had the opportunity to examine your individual situation. We will generally try to give you a rough estimate so you have some idea as to what your expenses might be prior to your arrival.
As a courtesy to you, we will work with your insurance company to get the maximum coverage for your treatment. We will provide you with an estimate of what we believe your insurance reimburses. However, coverage verification through your insurance company does not guarantee payment. In the event that payment is declined, you will be responsible for the outstanding balance. Ultimately, the amount your insurance company will reimburse will not be known until your claim has been processed.
Every patient’s insurance coverage is unique to them. Please read your benefit or insurance booklet provided by your insurance so that you understand your benefits. In most cases your insurance will pay between 50-80% of the cost of your dental treatment until your yearly maximum has been reached. If you have any questions, it is wise to contact your insurance provider to find out your deductible, percentage of coverage for different procedures, and yearly maximums.
Your dental benefit may vary for a number of reasons:
- You have already used some or all of the benefits available from your insurance
- Your insurance plan paid only a percentage of the fee
- The treatment you needed was not a covered benefit
- You have not met your deductible
- You have not reached the end of your plans waiting period and are currently ineligible for coverage.