The primary goal of Duxbury Children's Dentistry is to provide quality dental care for your child. Inherent in our relationship with your child is a financial relationship with you as the child's parent/guardian.
1. Payment in full is due at the time services are rendered. We encourage patients to use credit cards, however we do not want financial concerns to interfere with important care for your children. We accept cash, personal checks, MasterCard and Visa. In some instances, you may arrange for a payment plan with our office. The cost to you for such a plan is initially $20.00 and there is a $10.00 per month maintenance fee until the balance is paid off. Late fees are $35.00 per month. Payment plans must be paid off within six months. Please speak to our staff if this is something you with to arrange.
2. Your insurance benefits are determined by the type of plan chosen by you and/or your employer. Duxbury Children's Dentistry has no say in the selection or determination of your insurance benefits, terms of your Policy, determination of your benefits, or method of reimbursement. Our office will make every attempt to assist you with understanding your benefits, however, it is ultimately your responsibility to be knowledgeable about your Plan as well as the deductibles, maximum allowances, and other provisions within said Plan. Duxbury Children's Dentistry will submit claims to your insurance company in a timely manner and will submit pre-treatment estimates to your insurance company. Should you choose to complete your child's care without receiving an estimate from your insurance company it is your responsibility to contact your carrier with any questions. We reserve the right to collect an estimation of what we feel will be due and will refund or credit you any money that was overestimated and reserve the right to bill for what was not collected on the day of service. If you are concerned about your co-pays it is wise to make appointments for all non-urgent care at least three weeks after your cleaning in order to allow processing time of the estimates.
3. Duxbury Children's Dentistry's standard for filling teeth is a tooth-colored resin. If your child is having a filling in the back molars, insurance companies will often reimburse only at the amalgam (silver) filling rate. Your co-pay may be higher if you opt for tooth-colored fillings. The dentist is happy to discuss the pros and cons of both with you. To help determine what will be covered by your insurance provider, we can send a pre-treatment estimate out.
4. Please be aware that appointment times are important not only to the efficient operation of our practice but also to our patients. Broken appointments are subject to a $50.00 fee.