I, Dr. Cummings, and my team are very sensitive to the cost of oral health care and the expense involved in providing the highest level of dental care possible to our patients. As it is our sincere desire to gain you as on of our periodontal family, we realize that if finances prevent you from obtaining the necessary treatment to regain your oral health, we all lose. Examination and consultations, maintenance and recall and emergency fees are payable the day the professional services are rendered. If non-surgical or surgical treatment is necessary, payment arrangements must be concluded before the appointment can be scheduled. In order to assist you in regaining your oral health, we offer you the following financial options:
If you elect to pay for your entire treatment in one full payment, we offer a 5% discount.
II. Credit Cards
We accept VISA, Master Card, Discover and American Express.
III. In-House Financing
Please talk with your treatment coordinator for details on monthly credit or ACH debitplans.
IV. Third Party Financing
We offer third party financing through Care Credit.
Please remember that the patient, not the insurance company, is ultimately responsible for payment of professional services. As a courtesy to you, we will accept assignment of insurance benefits for treatment. We ask that you make arrangements to pay the estimated amount the insurance will not pay at the time of service. No insurance is designed to pay 100% of dental treatment. Your specific dental plan benefit is a direct reflection of the quality of the plan selected by your employer. We have no control over these individual benefits. Your treatment plan is designed to restore you optimal oral health in the most practical, predictable and cost effective manner possible. If you treatment costs are more than your yearly plan benefit maximum, we offer multiple financial arrangements to help you obtain your needed treatment. Please understand though, that it is ultimately your responsibility to pay all fees incurred. If insurance payments is delayed over 60 days, you will be asked to make financial arrangements to begin payment on your account.
Note-Referring Dentist Fees
Please remember that your treatment plan does not include the treatment or cost of your referring dentist. For example: crowns on implants, dentures or bridges. Your referring dentist will have a separate fee for their services.
Again, Thank you for your trust and expression of confidence. Please feel free to discuss any questions with us openly and promptly.
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