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Family Dental Leawood Dental 133At Dental 133, we are committed to providing you with the highest quality dental care, and our goal is to consistently present you with the most ideal dental solutions for your specific oral health issues. Our fees are a reflection of the excellent care we provide to our patients on a daily basis.

We also realize that everyone’s personal situation is unique and finances may be a concern when dental treatment is necessary.  For this reason, we have worked hard to provide a variety of payment options to help you receive the dental care you need while respecting your budget. Here are some of the convenient payment options we offer.

Dental Insurance

As a courtesy we will file your insurance claim for you. We offer this service to you as a courtesy only and it is not meant to be a substitute for payment. We will attempt to collect from your insurance carrier their portion of the charges for your visit. We can not guarantee that they will pay any amount for your treatment. Each plan has different exclusions and limitations and those exclusions and limitations change over time. Our office recommends dental treatment based on medical necessity and not on whether your insurance company will cover a procedure. It is your responsibility to know your dental coverage. It is your responsibility to pay any amount not covered by your insurance company regardless of the reason. We will instruct your insurance carrier to send all payments directly to our office for reimbursement.

In addition, your plan has a dollar amount limitation (maximum) each year. Once this maximum is reached, your insurance company will cover no other services. If you have any questions regarding your dental benefit, please contact your employer or your insurance company directly.

Predetermination of Insurance Benefits

We will file, upon your request, a request for pre-determination of dental benefits from your insurance carrier. A pre-determination is a process whereby your insurance company tells you in advance of treatment what procedures may be covered and the amount of benefits your plan may pay towards those procedures and the amount you may be required to pay. A pre-determination of benefits reduces, but does not eliminate the risk of error in estimating your co-payment. A pre-determination is not a guarantee of coverage. A pre-determination sets forth your expected benefits based on the information provided to the carrier at the time of processing. If your plan changes, additional claims are received after the pre-determination is processed or your oral condition changes then the pre-determination is not valid and may need to be resubmitted. Depending on your insurance carrier, a pre-determination may take up to three weeks to process.

CareCredit

CareCredit is a healthcare "credit card" that allows you to finance dental treatment and pay it off with affordable monthly payments. There are even no-interest plans available based on your treatment needs and eligibility.

Our goal is to remove financial barriers so that all of our patients, regardless of age, income, and dental needs, can receive the care they need and desire. If you are interested in this service, please talk to us about this option and we will help you apply. To learn more, visit Care Credit's website now.

Other Convenient Payment Options

For your convenience, we accept cash, check, and most major credit cards. Our office is dedicated to providing optimal care for every patient, and we’re willing to work with you to fit your treatment into your budget.

Please do not hesitate to ask questions – our goal is to make sure you are well informed, prepared, and satisfied with your experience at Dental 133.

Interest, Returned Check, Collection Agency & Missed Appointment Fees

  • Patient balances sixty (60) days and older will be assessed an interest charge of 1.5% per month, or 18% per annum with a minimum charge of $5.00 per billing period.
  • Any account sent to an outside collection agency will be assessed a $50 collection fee.
  • Any check returned for any reason by your bank will be assessed a $35 fee.
  • Any appointment not cancelled within 2 business days of the appointment (our business days are Monday thru Thursday) will be subject to a charge of $75.00 for the first occurrence. Future missed or cancelled appointments may require a deposit prior to rescheduling in addition to the missed/late cancel fee. No further appointments will be made until the fee is paid. Cancellations must be made during business hours. Messages left after 5pm will be considered to have been made on the next business day. 


Forms

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Hours

Mon
7:40AM - 4:40PM
Tues
8:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed
8:00AM - 5:00PM
Thur
7:30AM - 3:30PM
Fri
  Business Office      8:30am - Noon 
Sat
Closed
Sun
Closed
 


 

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