Following examination, diagnosis, and consultation with the doctor each patient is presented with a customized plan of treatment suitable for their individual needs and personal desires. When different options are possible, the doctor will review and discuss each option, answering all patient questions. Each patient participates with the doctor to select the treatment option that best meets their needs. Our professional fees are based upon the actual cost of providing superior quality professional service as well as the care, skill, responsibility, knowledge and judgment needed to treat each individual's unique condition.
We offer properly done, state of the art treatment customized to each patient's personal needs (not unnecessary frills or luxuries). This is always more costly than mediocrity which compromises the treatment result, and your health. Frankly, the best does cost a little more. So, we don't offer the best prices - instead we offer the finest quality care available anywhere, at very fair fees. (By the way, national surveys confirm our fees are competitive with those of other fine dental offices.)
In today's economic environment we must all budget our expenses and secure good value from our purchases. Our patients appreciate the savings resulting from having it done right - the first time with the finest methods and materials available. This office is dedicated to excellence in the provision of modern, comfortable, quality care which will be a sound investment in your health. You, and the people you care about, deserve this level of care.
We think you will find our professional fees in keeping with the quality of our service.
Many of our patients have dental insurance. Some of the treatment we provide may be covered by medical insurance. Our fees are the same for all patients, whether they have insurance or not.
Our office has powerful computers and specialized software which can provide insurance claim forms immediately after each treatment visit. Insurance companies usually process these within a few weeks.
Some insurance plans limit patients to selecting doctors who've agreed to limit patient care to what the plan covers or who agree to accept bargain basement fees that help the insurance company remain profitable. (Like anything else, you get what you pay for when you, or your employer, buy dental insurance or dental care.) Insurance company lists call these dentists "preferred providers." Insurance company clerks or computers examine each dental insurance claim and decide whether the insurance company will pay some of the claim, or deny it. Dental insurance is more like automobile insurance than medical insurance in this regard.
Our office recommends treatment based on each persons optimum care needs and an understanding of their desires.
State-of-the-art dentistry can sometimes conflict with an insurance plan’s definition of "necessary" care, or low standards of oral health and comfort. Whatever is recommended for you is what we would recommend for a member of our own family under similar circumstances. Our office always puts the needs and desires of our patients first. Our concern with and for our patients comes before those of insurance companies - or even ourselves.
If you would like more detailed information on dental insurance, click below for a detailed guide to dental insurance.