Following your consultation you will be given an estimate for the total cost of your surgery. On the day of your surgery we request payment of the surgical fees in full, unless alternative arrangements have been made.
Our office accepts VISA, MasterCard, Debit and cash. We do not accept cheques.
Patients With A Dental Plan
If you have a dental plan, we will forward this estimate to them to “predetermine” the amount of coverage you can expect towards our specialty fees. This usually takes 2-4 weeks time. On the day of surgery we request payment for the amount that is not being covered by your plan.
Please be aware that many, but not all oral surgical procedures are covered by dental plans. As well, many plans base their reimbursement on their own fee schedule, which usually differs from our specialty office fees. As a result, your “100% coverage” may only equate to 70% of the actual fees. These factors are beyond our control.
Also, please note that a Predetermination is not a guarantee of payment. A plan may ultimately cover less than they initially agree to if, for example, you reached your annual maximum benefit, your job situation changed, or if annual deductibles become involved. We encourage you to be completely familiar with the terms of your plan so that you have no surprises.
Patients With A Dental Plan, But No Predetermination
Occasionally circumstances arise where you require or desire that your surgery be completed before we have time to confirm your coverage. In these circumstances, on the day of surgery we request payment of the full surgical fee. On your behalf, we will then submit claims directly to your plan so that you will be reimbursed as promptly as possible for whatever amount the dental plan is covering.
In any case, you are the one ultimately responsible for any amount not covered by your plan.