The fee for your endodontic treatment will be based on several factors including the location of the tooth or teeth and the extent of treatment required. When you make an appointment, we will discuss mutual expectations and provide you with an approximate range of fees. During your first visit we will discuss your specific treatment needs, the probable number of visits, their length, and the fees involved. As with other personal services, unless prior arrangements are made, payment is due at the time of our service to you.
We accept cash, American Express, Visa, or Mastercard. We also offer CareCredit, a 12 month interest fee finance option.
As an optimal-care dental practice, we strongly believe that our patients deserve the best possible treatment we can provide. If you have dental insurance benefits we want you to know we will do everything possible to ensure that you receive every benefit to which you are entitled. Please understand that your dental benefit is based on a contract between your employer and the insurance company. Dental benefits differ greatly from traditional medical health insurance benefits and can vary greatly from plan to plan. Dental insurance is rarely a pay-all benefit, it is simply an aid. Many plans indicate that participants with be covered "up to 80% or up to 100%" but do not clearly specify plan allowances, fee schedules, annual maximums or limitations. Remember, the amount a plan pays is determined by how much your employer paid for the plan. You receive only what your employer (and you) put in, less the profits of the insurance company. Finally, insurance companies do not cover many routine dental services. This does not mean that they are not necessary or appropriate, they are simply not covered.
The treatment we recommend will be based on your individual need, not your insurance coverage. The decision about what treatment we provide will be made by you. Based on your decision, we will discuss the fees for your treatment and what assistance you may expect from your dental benefits provider. Even though we offer expert assistance to you in filing claims for benefits, the responsibility for payment of services rendered will always remain yours.
(edited and printed with permission from Dr. Scott Martin www.innovativeendo.com)