Financial Arrangements and Office Policy
For All Patients:
A payment for services rendered is expected at the time of your appointment. Cash, personal checks, Visa and MasterCard are all accepted. If an extended payment plan is desired, please ask us about our third party billing (finance) program. All unpaid accounts will be assessed a 1% monthly finance charge after 60 days. Delinquent accounts over 90 days could be referred to a collection agency. All fees incurred from the collection agency will be charged to the account.
For Patients with Dental Insurance:
At Advanced Dental Artistry, we accept almost all dental insurance. As a complementary service we will file your treatment plan with your insurance company. We will estimate your deductible and the portion not covered by your insurance. Our estimates may differ somewhat from your insurance company’s calculations; therefore the amount due our office may be adjusted accordingly. All procedures that are not covered by insurance are ultimately the patient’s responsibility. Any insurance claims denied or remaining unpaid after 60 days will automatically become the responsibility of the patient and will result in a 1% monthly finance charge.
If the need to cancel a scheduled appointment arises, we request at least 24 hours notification. Appointments cancelled within 24 hours or “No-Show” appointments will result in a $40 fee charged to your account.
If you are an adult patient coming in for dental care, and you have a child, please arrange for care of your child offsite. This is necessary for the following reasons:
1) during dental treatment, the dentist and assistant can naturally be distracted by an uneasy child. Interruptions of dentist and staff can have a negative impact on treatment outcome.
2) Our reception area is not a licensed day-care provider. Staff members unfortunately do not have time to entertain children. We do not wish to be held liable for the supervision of your children.
3) To provide a more tranquil, relaxing atmosphere for other patients.
Please turn off all cell phones prior to entering the treatment area. Again, interruptions of dentist and assistant can affect the quality of treatment.
*For more questions about insurance or to schedule an appointment please call us at: (253)-835-2296 or email the office manager at: firstname.lastname@example.org