Why do I need a consultation appointment?
The doctor will need to examine you to ensure a proper diagnosis and to determine your plan of treatment. This appointment allows us to determine the amount of time necessary for scheduling your surgery. Once we have this information, we can verify your medical and/or dental benefits or pre-certify your surgery, if necessary.
How long does it take?
This visit normally takes approximately ½ hour.
What do I need to bring?
Bring any current dental X-rays you have, a list of all medications you are currently taking, and your medical and dental insurance information.Important — All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
We participate with most dental insurance companies, as well as some medical insurances. This means that your insurance company determines the allowed fee for each procedure. They also determine how much they will pay and how much is your responsibility. We will contact your insurance company before your treatment to estimate how much you will owe. We file all insurances for you. All copays and deductibles are due at time of treatment.
Will I be charged for my office visit?
Yes. We will send a claim to your insurance company for the office visit. However, you are responsible for all co-pays and deductibles at the time of your visit.
Are you going to bill my medical insurance or dental insurance?
Your insurance company determines whether your procedure is covered under your medical or dental insurance. Please be prepared to have both your medical and dental insurance information with you when you arrive for your first visit, including your medical and dental insurance cards.
When do I have to pay my co-payments and deductibles?
All co-pays and deductibles are to be paid at the time of your treatment