For your convenience, we accept cash, personal checks, money orders and major credit cards including, VISA, MasterCard, & DISCOVER. Payment is expected at the time services are performed. When more extensive dental care is necessary, financial arrangements can be made with our office.
As a service to our patients, our practice will submit claims to most dental insurance programs. Dr. VanderMeer participates with the DenteMax Network (which includes Blue Cross & Blue Shield and many other insurance companies) and Delta Dental Premier. Our accounting staff will prepare all the necessary forms for your dental benefits. However, we remind you that your specific policy is an agreement between you and your insurance company. Please keep in mind that you are responsible for your total obligation should your insurance benefits result in less coverage than anticipated. Our staff will gladly submit a pre-treatment estimate to your insurance company so that you can have an idea of what your benefits will be. Please keep in mind the insurance pretreatment estimate is no guarantee of payment from your insurance company. Insurance companies make final payment determination when they receive our actual bill for completed services.
The fees charged for services rendered to those who are insured are the usual and customary fees charged to all our patients for similar services. Your policy may base its allowances on a fixed fee schedule, which may or may not coincide with our usual fees. You should be aware that different insurance companies vary greatly in the types of coverage available. Also, some companies take care of claims promptly while others delay payment for several months.