For your convenience, we accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, check, or cash. We also offer comfortable payment arrangements through CareCredit®.
We deliver the finest care at the most reasonable cost to our patients. Therefore, payment is due at the time services are rendered, unless other arrangements have been made in advance. If you have any questions regarding your account, please contact Allisha or Tamie at 419.238.1219.
Van Wert Family Dentistry makes every effort to provide you with the finest care and the most convenient financial options. To accomplish this, we work hand-in-hand with you to maximize your insurance reimbursement for covered procedures.
As a courtesy, we file and follow up on all insurance claims to ensure you receive maximum payment in a timely manner. Our office files all insurance claims electronically, expediting your reimbursement. If you have any questions, please ask our staff.
Please be sure to bring your insurance information with you to each visit to ensure proper filing.
The Truth About Insurance
First, congratulations on having dental “assistance!” Hopefully your dental insurance enables you to choose your own dentist. By choosing your own dentist, your plan provides you with the opportunity to seek dental treatment at an office with the philosophy of caring and excellence that you expect, and that is located near your home and business which can save you time and money. In addition, your dental plan allows you to decide whatever treatment you believe is necessary for you to maintain a healthy smile without a referral. We are proud and pleased that our patients base their decisions on their dental health without regard to what their insurance company says they will or will not pay!
Your dental benefits are based upon a contract between you or your employer and your insurance company, not the dental office.
The type of plan that you have purchased or that your employer has purchased for you determines the amount of coverage. We simply submit your claims to your insurance company and receive payment of the calculated amount of coverage from your insurance company based on the terms of your contracted policy.
Most insurance plans (if not all) have never increased the yearly limit of their coverage since the inception of dental insurance over 60 years ago.
Your premiums have increased, but your benefits have not even kept pace with inflation. Obviously, a yearly benefit of $1,000 in 1965 went a long way to providing for significant dental treatment. That same amount in today’s dollars is equivalent to not even $100. If insurance benefits had kept pace with inflation, you should have about $10,000 per year.
Please keep in mind that your insurance plan is not designed to pay all charges, but simply provides some assistance to you.
We are proud that our fees reflect the time that the doctor spends with each patient, as well as the overall quality of care and service that we provide. Please have confidence that we will always try to make the experience of dealing with insurance companies as easy as possible for you. Thank you for your cooperation and attention to this vital matter. Feel free to call or email us with any questions you may have, as we are always happy to address your concerns.