The cost of your treatment may vary depending on your individual needs and treatment plan. We will discuss with you the cost of your treatment and each of your available payment plan options before you begin treatment so that you can make the best choice for Payment guide lines
In our continued commitment to provide the highest quality dental care available to all our patients and to make those services affordable, we are pleased to offer you these options for payment:
- Care Credit (outside financing that offers up to 12 months no interest options)
- Cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover
- 10% Senior courtesy for patients 65 years and older and without insurance
- 5% courtesy for patients with no insurance and paying with cash or check, (debit does not apply)
- You will be asked to pay an ESTIMATED patient portion at the time of service. Your total account responsibility can only be determined after all insurance payments or denials have been received.
Which insurance plans do we accept?
Puyallup Valley Dental Care participates as an in-network PPO (preferred provider) with Regence Blue Shield and as both Premier and PPO provider with Washington Dental Service (WDS), although we bill most insurance plans as well.
Are you familiar with your dental insurance plan?
- With the constant insurance changes we encourage you to become familiar with your dental benefits. Please understand that no plan is a pay all. Dental insurance is meant to be an aid to help functionally restore the mouth to sound dental health. It must be considered only as a subsidy for reconstructive dentistry.
- Your dental insurance is based upon a contract made between your employer and an insurance company. Many routine dental services are not covered by insurance companies. Necessary treatment may not be a covered benefit. It is also important for you to know that a procedure that was once covered may not always be covered. Treatment plans are determined by your doctor’s diagnosis of treatment needed, NOT by insurance coverage.
- What does allowable amount mean? Insurance seldom pays 100% of what providers charge anymore. The "Allowable Amount" is the fee that an insurance company will pay for a given service. Sometimes the allowable amount is based on a negotiated "Fee Schedule." Sometimes it is based on the "Usual and Customary Charge" for providers in a given geographic area. You may receive a statement with a residual balance after insurance pays as we do not know the allowable amounts for all insurance companies.