Financial Policy and Financing Options



As a condition of your treatment by this office, financial arrangements must be made in advance. The practice depends upon reimbursement from our patients for the costs incurred in their care to remain viable. Therefore, financial responsibility on the part of each patient must be determined before treatment.

Patients who carry dental insurance understand that all dental services furnished are charged directly to the patient and that he or she is personally responsible for payment of all dental services. This office wil help prepare the insurance forms of our patients or assist in making collections from insurance companies and will credit any such collections received to the patient's account. However, this dental office cannot render services on the assumption that our charges will be paid in full by an insurance company.

A monthly service charge at a fixed rate of 1.5% per month* of the unpaid balance as of the last day of each month will be assessed and added to the balance on all accounts exceeding ninety (90) days from the date of service unless previously written financial arrangements are made. I understand that the fee estimate listed for this dental care can only be extended for a period of six (6) months from the date of the patient examination.

In consideration for the professional services rendered to be rendered to me, (or at my request, to my minor child or ward) by the dentist, I agree to pay the fees charged for the dental services provided by the dentist or licensed employee at the time the services are rendered, or within five ( 5 ) days of billing if credit is extended by the dentist. The specifically agrees to pay all reasonable attorney's fees and court costs in the event legal action is taken to collect on the account. The undersigned agrees to be assessed a fee of up to 40% of the total balance on the account if a collection agency is employed.

I agree to cancel or reschedule my appointment 48 hours prior to my appointment or I will be charged a $60 cancelation fee.  

I grant my permission to you or your assignee to telephone me at home or at my workplace to discuss matters related to this form. I also agree to let this office leave messages concerning appointments and/or results on my answering machine or with a family member.

This agreement supersedes all prior agreements signed, including any and all mediation or mediation/arbitration agreements. I acknowledge that any prior mediation or mediation/arbitration agreements signed previously related to financial arrangements or quality of care are null and void. 

I authorize the dentist or his designees to release financially identifiable information and treatment descriptions and information, either electronically, by facsimile or in paper form to my insurance carrier or any related entities that require such information to be submitted.

I acknowledge that I have received a copy of this office's Privacy Policies. I agree to disclose to the dentist names of any individuals with whom I authorize the dentist to discuss my dental care.

I certify that I have answered all questions on both sides of this form accurately and to the best of my knowledge. I hereby agree to abide by lire conditions outlined herein.