Oral Surgery procedures are frequently covered not only by your Dental insurance but may also be covered by your Medical insurance. Some medical insurance companies REQUIRE a referral from your primary care physician 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 insurance, it is the patient’s responsibility to obtain the referral before you are seen by our office.
We require that you pay any deductibles, co-payment and fees over your yearly maximum at the time of surgery. Our office 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 dental and medical 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. It is the patient’s responsibility to know insurance coverage and specific plan exclusions. (Please note that after 90 days, your outstanding balance is due regardless of the status of your insurance claim.)
We will also send you a monthly statement. Most insurance companies will respond within four to six weeks after filing and any remaining balance after your insurance has paid is your responsibility. Your prompt payment is appreciated.
If you do not have insurance coverage our office offers Care Credit financing. Please inquire at the time of your appointment to see if this is an option for you. Otherwise, payment is due in full on the day of service.
For your convenience, we accept American Express, Visa, MasterCard and Discover. We also accept cash, debit cards or personal checks drawn from a local bank. There is a $35.00 fee for a returned check.
We are participating members with many insurance carriers, however, patients with these and all other insurances will be required to meet deductibles, co-payments and fees over the yearly maximum as well as non-covered services.