Patients must understand their financial obligations for dental services before treatment
begins so they may plan their finances accordingly. Individual treatment plans and
fees will be discussed with patients before treatment begins.
In general, the following guidelines will apply:
- Payment for each appointment will be made in full on the day of the appointment. Payment
may be made with cash, check, or credit card.
- Limited installment plans for payment of extensive treatment plans may be arranged
in the Business Office before treatment begins.
- Patients with verified dental insurance may specify that the payments be made directly
to the dental school. In order to verify insurance coverage, patients must provide
the Business Office with their personalized insurance identification card during their
initial appointment in the dental school.
Payments made by the insurance company will be credited to the patients' account with
the balance payable to the patient. As most insurance companies do not pay 100% of
dental treatment fees, patients are responsible for the total amount due, regardless
of insurance coverage.
- Patients may make payment arrangements with an outside financial institution, commercial
bank, or credit card company.