At Lakeview Dental, our goal is to help relieve financial barriers so our patients can receive the dental care they need and desire. Many patients have some type of dental insurance. We are insurance friendly and, in the majority of cases, we are able and pleased to assist you in maximizing your benefits. We will ask you for current insurance information at your first visit, and we may ask you to confirm this info at subsequent visits to remain up-to-date and fully informed to serve you. As a courtesy, we file all claim forms electronically, provide postage for special claims, and we track claims for you.
We make every effort to accurately estimate your benefits and out-of-pocket expense prior to your treatment, because we want you to be able to plan accordingly. However, most insurance companies do not give an exact quote until a claim has actually been received and processed. Because of this, the coverage quotes we have from insurance companies are estimates only and not a guarantee of payment.
On the day services are rendered, you will be asked to pay the portion that we estimate your insurance will not cover, based on what we know about your plan. We then file the claim and the insurance portion will be paid directly to our office after it has been processed. If the insurance payment will be directly deposited or sent to you, then you will be asked for payment in its entirety on the day of services. Additionally, any amount not covered by your insurance will be your responsibility.
Please note that any balance remaining on your account after 60 days will incur a 1.5% finance charge. Any account balances that reach 90 days past due will be turned over to American Credit Bureau for collection. If you anticipate needing a payment plan to help you pay for your dental treatment, please ask us about our financing options!
We accept cash, money orders, checks, debit and most major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express). We give 5% off all cash payments. Additionally, we offer financing options (see below) because we understand that monthly payments can help patients fit the cost of dental treatment into their budgets.
We offer several in-office financing options. Please inquire about what plan best fits your needs and situation.
For those who qualify, we offer interest-free financing through CareCredit®. With CareCredit you can finance 100% of your dental treatment and there are no upfront costs, no annual fees, and no pre-payment penalties. They also allow for revolving payments with a variable interest rate. Both options offer a full range of payment plans, so you can find a plan that works well for you. These financing options can be used by the whole family for ongoing treatment without having to reapply, too. Ask us for more info, or click the button below to apply!
If you have any questions about our financial policies or anything else that you have read on our website, please call our office today and a member of our team will be happy to consult with you. We are here to make your dental experiences as easy and convenient as we can.