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For your convenience, we accept cash, personal checks, money orders and major credit cards. Payment is expected at the time services are performed. When more extensive dental care is necessary, financial arrangements can be made with our office.
We accept most insurance plans. Please be sure to bring your benefit card with you to your appointment. Coverages for periodontal services varies widely between insurance companies. Additionally insurance companies do not guaranty payment for any service until it has been reviewed.
As a service to our patients, our practice accepts most dental insurance programs, including non-managed care, indemnity (traditional) and PPO out-of-network. Our accounting staff will prepare all the necessary forms for your dental benefits. However, we remind you that your specific policy is an agreement between you and your insurance company. Please keep in mind that you are responsible for your total obligation should your insurance benefits result in less coverage than anticipated. Our staff will gladly submit a pre-treatment estimate to your insurance company so that you will know what your benefits will be.
The fees charged for services rendered to those who are insured are the usual and customary fees charged to all our patients for similar services. Your policy may base its allowances on a fixed fee schedule, which may or may not coincide with our usual fees. You should be aware that different insurance companies vary greatly in the types of coverage available. Also, some companies take care of claims promptly while others delay payment for several months.
When an emergency arises..... We recognize that emergencies do arise and we will respond to our patients of record promptly!!
If an emergency arises when the office is closed, follow these instructions.
1. Call the office at 504-887-8205.
2. Follow the emergency dialing instructions given on the recording.
3. We will contact you as soon as possible.
If an emergency arises during regular business hours, please call the office as early in the day as possible. We reserve special appointment times during the day for these special situations!
We accept all patients for consultation. After a thorough examination, a plan of treatment will be detailed for you if necessary. We do not accept all cases for treatment. After all of the steps of treatment have been discussed with you, you may elect to proceed with your treatment. If you elect to proceed, an estimate of the cost for the planed treatment will be presented to you and appointments can be scheduled.