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When you are in the midst of being treated for a dental problem or dental emergency, it is easy to forget that our dental office is also a business.  We understand that.  Yet, we also want our patients to understand that an important part of our business is collecting payments for the services we provide.  In the interest of both good business and excellent dental care, we believe it is best to establish a policy to avoid any misunderstandings later.  As a result we have developed this policy.

Your treatment plan can include a breakdown of all applicable fees, and can inform you of all cost before treatment is administered.  Charges are payable at the time of treatment.  If special arrangements are needed, please ask our front desk prior to receiving services.  If needed, our front desk can help you with Care Credit Financing. Please click on the CareCredit link for more information and/or to apply online.

Fees, Payment & Insurance

Payment of fees for services are expected at the time services are provided. Insurance claims can be filed by our office.  We accept cash, personal checks, company checks, money orders, VISA, MasterCard, Discover, & CareCredit.

A written estimate can be provided for all complex treatment.  We can also give you a written estimate for any routine procedures upon request.  A down payment is required for more involved, complex or extended treatment, regardless of insurance coverage.

It is our policy to provide the best dentistry for you.  To do this, it is important that we do not allow dental benefits to be a determining factor in the diagnosis.  Your treatment will be based upon your needs, and we assume that you are as concerned as we are about maintaining your health.

The term "dental insurance" is misleading. What is commonly known as "dental insurance" is more correctly termed dental benefits.  Dental benefits are not intended to pay everything, but to assist with costs of dental treatment.  Generally, dental benefits pay a percentage of each procedure up to a set yearly maximum.  The benefits available to you are established by which plan your employer has purchased.

As a courtesy to you, we will submit claims to your dental plan carrier.  We also accept benefit assignment, meaning that we will estimate the expected benefit payment and allow you to pay your estimated portion at the time services are provided.  However, we do not guarantee any estimate, and should your dental plan pay less than expected, you are fully responsible for the balance.  We take no responsibility for any denials by dental plans.

Family Dentistry of Gonzales Gloria Haug, D.D.S. PO Box 546, 606 St. Louis, Gonzales, TX 78629 830-672-8664 www.familydentistryofgonzales.com like us on Facebook facebook google bookmarks yahoo bookmarks
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