Payment Options & Policies

Multiple ways to pay.

We want to make access to exceptional dental care possible for all.

In an effort to provide you with flexible payment arrangements, our payment policy is as follows:

PAYMENT IS REQUESTED FOR SERVICES AT THE TIME OF YOUR VISIT

Out-of-Pocket Payments

We accept the following payment options:

  • Cash/Check
  • Mastercard/Visa/Discover/American Express
  • CareCredit (Healthcare credit card, by approval)

Dental Insurance

As a courtesy to you, we will file your dental insurance, providing you provide all necessary information to our office. However, our office is not contracted with any dental insurance plans. Your insurance coverage is a contract between you and your insurance company. You are responsible for any non-covered or unpaid balances not covered by your dental plan. All copays and deductibles are expected to be paid the day services are rendered.

An Interest rate of 1.5% will be applied to any unpaid balance 90 days old and older

No Insurance? No Problem

We now offer an In House Denta-Care Plan for patients who do not have dental insurance.

Traditional insurance is welcome and accepted at our practice. We will gladly file claims on your behalf.

If you have dental benefits, you are fortunate. Your dental benefits are based upon a contract made between your employer and an insurance company, and it can often help offset the cost of your dental treatment. Please be aware, however, that dental insurance does not work in the same way as most medical insurance, and very few patients will find that their insurance covers all of their treatment costs. Dental benefit plans will rarely pay for the completion of your dental care completely, intended to just offset some of the costs of dental care.

We currently accept all private care insurance plans (plans that do not require you to select a dentist from a list or require our office to accept a reduced fee for service). This means that we work with hundreds of companies. Although we maintain computerized histories of payment by a given company, they do change. Therefore, it is impossible to give you a guaranteed quote at the time of service. We estimate your out-of-pocket payment based on the most up-to-date information we have, but it is only an estimate.

If you would like to know your exact insurance benefit, we will be happy to file a “pre-treatment authorization” with your insurance company prior to treatment. If you would like to do this before committing to your treatment plan, filing for the “pre-treatment authorization” will delay beginning your treatment. However, this extra step will give you an exact figure for out-of-pocket costs, which can be very valuable to know in advance for budgeting purposes.

Many people receive notification from their insurance company that dental fees are “above usual and customary.” An insurance company determines its reimbursement level by surveying a geographic area, calculating the average fee, and then determining that 80% of the average fee is customary. This survey includes discounted dental clinics and managed care facilities, which have severely reduced dental fees that bring down the average. Any dentist in private practice will have fees that insurance companies define as “higher than usual and customary.”

We bill your insurance as a courtesy. If insurance does not pay within 90 days, Plantation Dental SSI will request payment in full for services from you. If/when your insurance ultimately pays, you will then collect the insurance funds that are due to you. This rarely happens, but it is important that you recognize that the insurance you have is a legal contract between YOU and your insurance company. Our office is not, and cannot be, a part of that legal contract. Ultimately, you are responsible for all charges incurred in our office.

If you have any questions regarding your dental benefits, you must contact your employer or insurance company directly. 

Patient Financing

We are pleased to offer multiple financing options:

Carecredit® Healthcare Financing

Carecredit provides interest-free* financing for your dental care. Care Credit is a healthcare credit card designed for your health, beauty, and wellness needs. It is a way to pay for the costs of many treatments and procedures and allows you to make convenient monthly payments over a fixed period of time.

* Subject to approval.

No Insurance? No Problem.

We are now pleased to offer an In-house plan for patients who do not have dental insurance.

Features of our plan include:

  • No preauthorization is required
  • No annual maximum
  • No deductible
  • No waiting period for treatment
  • Cosmetic procedures included

PLANTATION DENTA-CARE MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS:

  • Initial comprehensive exam, necessary x-rays, and cleaning (prophylaxis) (D1110) with fluoride
  • Six months check-up exam and cleaning (prophylaxis)
  • One urgent care exam and x-ray
  • Necessary dental procedures completed within 12 months of enrollment will be discounted 10% if paid in full at the time of service by check or cash. If paid in full by credit card, discounted 5% at the time of service. Includes cosmetic procedures such as teeth whitening, veneers, and crowns.

PLEASE CALL FOR PRICING AND DETAILS.

There’s no ID card or member number to bring. All of your membership information will be kept in your personal electronic record. Your effective date is the day you sign up, and your renewal date is the same date every year.

DENTA-CARE PLAN PARTICULARS

  • Plantation Denta-Care Plan is a dental discount plan and NOT dental insurance, nor can it be combined with any other dental insurance.
  • The plan is valid only at Plantation Dental Associates, 300 Main Street, Suite 101, St. Simons Island, GA 31522
  • If the need arises for our dentists to refer you to a specialist, the specialist will not offer a discount.
  • Fees associated with membership and benefits are non-transferable and non-refundable
  • No refunds are given if the patient does not use benefits during the membership enrollment year.
  • Unused benefits cannot be transferred to the following enrollment year. We encourage our patients to take full advantage of their discount benefits, i.e., “use them or lose them!”
  • The plan is subject to yearly modification.
  • Should dental treatment be required following any type of injury whereby outside medical, auto, disability, or workers comp insurance are involved, this discount plan cannot be used
  • Plan fees are valid only when paid at the time of enrollment
  • All payments for treatment by cash or check are due at the time of service to receive the discounted fee
  • Any services that are received and not paid for at the time of service will be billed at the non-discounted customary fee
  • If you choose to extend payments using CareCredit or other third-party financing options, the restorative treatment discount cannot be applied due to merchant fees
  • This plan discount cannot be combined with any other offers

Out of Pocket Payments

We accept cash, debit cards, and most major credit cards such as VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.

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300 Main St #101
St. Simons Island, GA 31522

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Office Hours:

Monday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.