Our Financial Policy
Thank you for choosing our office as your dental health care provider. We are committed to providing you with the highest quality dental care so that you may fully attain optimum oral health. We realize that patients have different needs so we have worked hard to provide you with a variety of payment options so you may receive the beautiful smile you deserve with respect to your budget.
Humphries Family Dentistry is a preferred provider with numerous insurance carriers. For your convenience, we will be happy to prepare and submit your dental claim. Please be advised that your dental insurance is a contract involving you and your employer. We do our best to estimate your percent of coverage and ask for your out of pocket portion at the time of treatment.
Any remaining balance after insurance has paid is your responsibility. Insurance companies often will not reveal completed figures and will not pay for services that have been downgraded by your employer’s selection of coverage; for example, some carriers will only pay for silver fillings as opposed to white fillings. In our office, we only place white fillings due to superior ease of placement, aesthetics, and predictability.
Our desire is to keep your fees as low as possible. One way that we strive to minimize fees is to omit paper statements. In order to facilitate this process, we ask that you pre-authorize a credit card for any remaining balance that exists after insurance has paid. We will call to inform you of your remaining balance prior to processing your payment. Ultimately, you are the responsible party for all charges incurred in our office.
We offer several payment options to accommodate what works best for your budget: Mastercard, Visa, Discover, Cash, and Check. Our office partners with Care Credit to provide Flexible Financing for our patients this allows patients an option for minimum monthly payments.
Due to the high demand for appointments, please do your part by confirming your appointment 24 hours prior to your reserved time. We will call with an appointment reminder 3 days prior to your scheduled time.
We are also requiring that confirmation and or rescheduling of your reserved time be made 24 hours prior to your appointment. If confirmation is not received we will reserve the right to appoint someone else in your time or charge a missed appointment fee of $50.00 per hour.
Separated or divorced parents of minors, who are responsible for one-half of the cost of a child’s/children’s dental care: The parent who brings the child to the dental appointment is responsible for paying the co-payment or full fee. If it is necessary, we are happy to hold a credit/debit number from the non-custodial parent on file.