Payment Processes You Should Consider Before Your Next Dentist Appointment

For many individuals, there is a belief that dental treatment is inaccessible due to cost.  This leads many people to not seek treatment for their dental hygiene needs. Our office in Dickson, Tennessee provides guidance about the different payment options available

 

For many individuals, there is a belief that dental treatment is inaccessible due to cost.  This leads many people to not seek treatment for their dental hygiene needs. Our office in Dickson, Tennessee provides guidance about the different payment options available.

 

Our clients have the freedom to choose from different payment methods for their dental services. Cash payments are frequently preferred by many clients, while credit cards are also used by a considerable number of clients. In addition, dental insurance covers many treatment expenses.

 

In the following section, we provide a quick summary of the different payment methods available at Dickson Dental in Dickson, Tennessee is provided.  

 

Credit Cards

Today, many people prefer paying with their credit cards rather than any other payment method. Thousands of credit card transactions are made each minute around the world for payment of the purchase of clothes, airfare to medical procedures, among others.

 

Credit cards are convenient and safer to carry around.

 

Several credit card companies offer many attractive benefits for transactions. Paying for dental services with credit cards not only fixes your dental problems, but can also help improve your credit. The two most common dental treatments that are paid for with credit cards are cosmetic treatments and surgeries such as extractions.

 

We accept the majority of credit cards to provide you the maximum convenience.

 

Cash

Approximately 42% of all dentistry payments are made through cash and direct payments. This is because many patients find it convenient to pay in cash.

It is also common for patients to pay for half of their treatment in cash and the remaining portion is covered through insurance. If you chose this alternative, you should have it approved by your insurance provider before beginning your procedure.

 

Personal Checks

Paying with personal checks has become an outdated method of payment and not many service providers accept personal checks anymore. It is recommended to verify if a dental office accepts this form of payment before the appointment.

Some people assume paying with a check is a long process, but in reality it is not. If you need to use a personal check or make a bank transfer, our office is happy to provide you with all the necessary details required. These details may include the receiver’s name, account number, etc.

 

Insurance

Medical insurance is definitely an important tool for effectively managing your budget. Insurance companies cover many health expenses, avoiding your having to pay the cost out of your pocket. Dental insurance is also a type of medical coverage that provides coverage for certain dental expenses. It can be offered as a part of the overall medical indemnity or as a separate policy. To better assist you, our office in Dickson, Tennessee also processes treatment compensation through dental insurance.

 

It is recommended that you check with your insurance provider before beginning you treatment.

 

It is important to make sure your insurance plan is currently active, as many such polices go into effect after several months after your application is approved.

 

In addition to resolving coverage details with your insurance providers, we also recommend that you confirm with our office that your insurance company’s coverage is accepted by our office. Some insurance agencies are not registered with us.

 

In some cases, your insurance company may allow you to pay in cash, and then provide you with a reimbursement after the appointment.

Care Credit

Our office offers Care Credit, a service that allows you to pay for your dental services in installments. Care Credit allows you to get immediate treatment without paying out of pocket the same day. Care Credit is based upon approval and can potentially pay for all your dental needs. Once you are done with your installments, you can use the full balance in future dental visits. Care Credit is a great option when you are on a budget or don’t have dental insurance readily available. Ask us about Care Credit today! Applying is easy, and we are here to answer any questions you may have during the process.

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If you have any concerns in understanding any insurance payment, please contact us at

Dickson Dental in Dickson, Tennessee and we will answer all of your questions.