When it comes to costs of any sort, none of us like surprises. Our policy is to tell you, in advance of any treatment, what your investment will be and make definite financial arrangements before we begin. After your initial examination, diagnosis and consultation, we will review with you our recommended treatment plan and its estimated cost. We also will offer alternatives and their costs.
Occasionally, we may modify the treatment plan and its estimated cost somewhat as therapy progresses. This happens only if additional treatment or changes become necessary.
We offer many ways for you to plan for your treatment. All major credit cards are accepted, as well as personal checks. As much as we can, we will personalize your treatment plan to fit your budget and we’ll work with your insurance to maximize your dental benefits.
CARE CREDIT® offers a full range of No Interest and Extended Payment Plans for treatment fees from $1 to over $25,000. For our office – a 6 months-no interest plan is available. The electronic qualification process available takes only minutes.
In house financing is only available for patients of record (at least one year). Total patient obligation may be divided as follows: 50% due at the first treatment visit, with the remaining balance split into two equal payments, due 30 and 60 days after the first treatment visit. A valid credit card and your authorization for the two recurring payments must be on your file for this financing opportunity to occur.
Pay as You Go
For treatments that extend over a long period of time (usually more than 6 months), you can pay as you go, with the last payment due before the final appointment
Forms of Payment and Balances Due
In order to facilitate access to the very best health care possible, you may choose from any of the following (including any combination thereof): Cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Money Order, Personal Checks, Care Credit®. Balances over 60 days will incur a finance charge of 15.99% APR.
It is our pleasure to assist you in maximizing your insurance benefit by completing your claim forms. If your carrier is up to date (in over 80% of the cases), the claims will be transmitted via computer modem before the end of the treatment day! As a courtesy, in addition to filing the claim, if you prefer we will initially ask you only for your estimated co-payment. Please understand that this is only an estimate, and it is based upon the information available to us by phone, at the time of contact with your insurance. The range of benefits depends solely on what your employer wishes to purchase. Some plans cover as little as 30% or as much as 100% of dental services, with most falling in the 50% to 80% range. The financial obligation for dental treatment is between you and our office. The insurance company is responsible to you, and not to our office. We will assist you in any way that we can (including our brand new high tech electronic claims submission). Once your carrier has paid the claim, any difference will be due upon receipt of our statement. If for any reason, we have not received your insurance carrier’s payment 90 days after the claim, the remaining balance will be due and payable by you and subject to 15.99% APR.
Desert Dental Arts, Inc
72175 Painters Path ✦ Palm Desert ✦ CA ✦ 92260
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