Your dental insurance plan, if you have one, is a contract between you, your employer and the insurance company. This means that you alone authorize and are responsible for your treatment and the fees associated with that treatment. We will ask you to inform the office of your dental insurance information at the time of your first visit to the office.
Some insurance companies require an estimate of services and treatments to be performed in advance of these services being rendered. This is often true in cases of major restorative work such as crowns, bridges and dentures. On your behalf, our office will submit any treatment estimates required by your insurance company. Some of the necessary treatment procedures may not be covered, or may be only partially covered. However, if you decide to proceed, you are responsible for the entire treatment fee at the time of treatment.
Following your treatment, our office will electronically submit the necessary claim forms to your insurance company and you will be directly reimbursed according to the terms set out in your plan.
Please be aware that not all dental insurance plans are the same. They have been negotiated on an individual basis by your company or union and may vary in coverage. You will be reimbursed for the eligible services set out in your policy and at the rate of fees that the policy stipulates. It is your responsibility to be aware of the coverage of your policy and inform our office of the above.
If necessary, we will explain your policy and its coverage details and the annual maximum amount payable to you so you can make informed decisions with regard to your treatment. Our role is to provide you with the best diagnosis and treatment plan possible and to work with you to complete that plan. Your dental insurance benefits may play a part in the plan.
On occasion, special payment arrangements can be made with the doctor.