How are Appointments Scheduled?
The office attempts to schedule appointments at your convenience and when time is available. Preschool children should be seen in the morning because they are fresher and we can work more slowly with the child for their comfort. School children with a lot of work to be done should be seen in the morning for the same reason. Dental appointments are an excused absence. Missing school can be kept to a minimum when regular dental care is continued.
Since appointed times are reserved exclusively for each patient we ask that you please notify our office 24 hours in advance of your scheduled appointment time if you are unable to keep your appointment. Another patient who needs our care could be scheduled if we have sufficient time to notify them. We realize that unexpected things can happen, but we ask for your assistance in this regard.
Payment for professional services is due at the time dental treatment is provided. Every effort will be made to provide a treatment plan which fits your timetable and budget, and gives your child the best possible care. We accept cash, personal checks, debit cards and most major credit cards.
We appreciate you allowing us to provide dental care for your child. As leading providers of pediatric dental care, we wish to attract parents that take an active role in their child's dental health and remain financially responsible.
PLEASE UNDERSTAND that we file dental insurance as a courtesy to our patients. We do not have a contract with your insurance company, only you do. We are not responsible for how your insurance company handles its claims or for what benefits they pay on a claim. We can only assist you in estimating your portion of the cost of treatment, we at no time guarantee what your insurance will or will not do with each claim.
MOST IMPORTANTLY, please keep us informed of any insurance changes such as policy name, insurance company address, or a change of employment.
Authorization for Non-Parent/Guardian Consent
Our office encourages that all parents or legal guardians accompany their child to each dental appointment. If the parent is unable to accompany the child for their initial dental appointment or recall visit, please fill out this form. This consent however, does not extend for dental treatment under oral conscious sedation or general anesthesia. If we are unable to obtain consent and /or information needed, we will need to reschedule your child’s appointment.
Release of Records
In the instance your child's records need to be provided elsewhere, please fill out the Release of Records form and send to our office.
Notice of Privacy Practices
This notice describes how health information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. Please review it carefully.