Most Dental Practices will only offer you a payment plan or payment arrangements if they have a long-standing relationship with you, which will show your creditworthiness to them.
Is this the Dentist that you should be associated with? Surely a Dentist should have a passion for Oral Hygiene and this passion should not be limited to whether you can afford the rates or not. Could a payment plan help with this?
High Dental Bills
The fear of high dental bills is enough to make sure you don’t visit the dentist regularly. In California alone it was reported that Dental Bills in California averaged around $813 per patient in 2007, roughly a quarter more than the national average of $643.
Dental Care has become an exorbitant expense, yet a much needed necessity and therefore It is advisable to find a Dentist who offers a payment plan and/or the odd promotion to save you some money.
Payment method of the installments
The first thing to do is to find a Dentist who will assess your needs and treatments, then you can discuss methods of payment.
Be aware of a Dentist who says apply online, as that may be an indication that the practitioner is only interested in payment. Also be careful when finances are approved that treatments you undergo are necessary and that you are not being exploited with having unnecessary work done. Where financial assistance has been declined, you may have to forego much needed treatments.
But what about my teeth Doctor? You have not even seen me or determined if I really need assistance, surely that is not patient care?
As every person faces different financial challenges and has different financial needs, there should be packages available based on the need of treatment first and then secondly on the affordability. We are not talking about cosmetic enhancements, we are talking basic oral hygiene and treatment required to ensure you’re not at risk.
Payment plans and installments should be tailor made according to your financial circumstances and your treatment needs. It is reported about 56% of people neglect to visit the dentist as a direct result of affordability. This should not be the case.
Finally, you can have the benefit of great looking teeth. Do yourself a favour and visit Dr. Lee at Today’s Dentistry, San Jose and enquire about their amazing special offers as well as payment plans to suit your medical treatment needs first, meaning what is important will be focused on first and secondly a plan to suit your financial abilities.