What, How, Why and How Much?

Author: Dr. David Dickerhoff, DDS, MAGD, FOCOI

I just got done having a procedure done with my general dentist; when I processed out of the medical office, I was presented a bill for the treatment that was performed. I had no idea what that number was going to be or what percentage of the bill would be covered by my medical insurance. I said a quick “thank you” to God as I counted my blessings that I had the ability to be able to cover that bill. This experience allowed me to reflect over the practices and policies that have been instituted at Spring Lake Dental Group. 

I consider our practice to be very mindful of your finances as well as ensuring your confidence in the treatment you receive. We, at Spring Lake Dental Group, want you to know each time you come in for your dental appointment; what we are going to do, how we are going to do it, why we are going to do it and how much it is going to cost (including your dental insurance benefits.)

We have the technology within the practice to make this happen for you. From digital radiography and computed tomography viewed chair side on a 19’ inch monitor, to intraoral camera systems that capture your unique anatomy, educational animations that describe procedures and complications, and proposed treatment plans that explain costs and insurance benefits before we complete the procedure.

We don’t like surprises here at Spring Lake Dental Group and we hope that you will find our highly trained, friendly and thorough staff more than willing to walk you through each step of the process. A well informed patient is one who values great service, and they receive it they will be more willing to take our educated advice. You no longer have to take your practitioner’s word for it. You will leave each time knowing all the information, from start to finish, and as always, we welcome any of your questions!