Insurance & Patient Co-payments
If you have insurance we will help you determine the coverage you have available. In order to best assist you, it is important that you submit your dental and/or medical insurance information to us with your New Patient Paperwork a minimum of two business days prior to your scheduled appointment. This allows us time to contact your insurance company and obtain a breakdown of the benefits you or your employer purchased from the company. In addition, you will want to bring a dental benefit book that your carrier should be able to provide. Our business team will be happy to help you understand your policy.
Should you be diagnosed with treatment services, we will be able to provide you with a detailed plan which will give you an estimate of how much your insurance company may pay for each procedure, as well as the portion you will be expected to pay at the time of service.
Professional care is provided to you, our patient family, and not to an insurance company. The insurance company is responsible only to the patient as a benefit from the individual or employer plan purchase, and the patient is responsible to the doctor. We will assist you every way we can in filing your dental or medical claim and handling insurance questions from our office on your behalf.
In an effort to reduce the cost to you, the patient, while maintaining the highest level of professional care, we have established the financial policy as follows:
• Payment of any account balance is due in full within 20 days of statement date
• We gladly accept Visa, Discover, American Express or MasterCard payments
• Payment plans are available through Care Credit
Appointments & Consultations
We are happy to schedule a second-opinion consultation with our doctor to discuss treatment diagnosed for you. It is important to us that our patients are committed fully to a recommended course of treatment, and we make every effort to provide all available information on the types of treatment completed at Griffiths Smiles, as well as options to make appointments comfortable.
CareCredit is a healthcare credit card designed for your health and wellness needs for you & your entire family!
CareCredit is different from a regular credit card.
It helps you pay for out-of-pocket expenses not covered by medical insurance by extending special financing options that you may not always be able to get when using your Visa or MasterCard.
Pay for health, and wellness care at over 200,000 enrolled providers and retailers across the nation. Once you’re approved, you can use it again and again.
Shorter term No Interest if Paid in Full within 6, 12, 18, or 24 months promotional financing options are available on purchases of $200 or more. No interest is charged on the promotional balance if you make the minimum monthly payments and pay the full amount due by the end of the promotional period. If you do not, interest is charged from the original purchase date.
CareCredit also extends longer term health care financing for 24, 36, 48 or
60-month periods with a Reduced APR and Fixed Monthly Payments Required until paid in Full. Purchases of $2,500 or more qualify for the 60-month offer with a 16.9% APR (24, 36 and 48 financing terms are for purchases of $1,000 or more with a 14.9% APR).