Pediatric Dentist - Clarks Summit, PA - Dr. Kristi Paoli




How are appointments scheduled?
Do I stay with my child during the visit?
What about finances?
Our Office Policy Regarding Dental Insurance

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How are Appointments Scheduled?
The office attempts to schedule appointments at your convenience and when time is available. Preschool children should be seen in the morning because they are fresher and we can work more slowly with the child for their comfort. School children with a lot of work to be done should be seen in the morning for the same reason.  Dental appointments are an excused absence. Missing school can be kept to a minimum when regular dental care is continued.
Since appointed times are served exclusively for each patient we ask that you please notify our office 48 hours in advance of your scheduled appointment. Another patient who needs our care could be scheduled if we have sufficient time to notify them. We realize that unexpected things can happen, but we ask for your assistance in this regard.

Do I stay with my child during the visit?
Parents/guardians are welcome to accompany their child in all treatment rooms. We encourage this interactive approach so we can better communicate your childís oral health.

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What About Finances?
Payment for professional services is due at the time dental treatment is provided. Every effort will be made to provide a treatment plan which fits your timetable and budget, and gives your child the best possible care. We accept cash, personal checks, debit cards and most major credit cards.

Our Office Policy Regarding Dental Insurance
If we have received all of the information from you on the day of the appointment, we will be happy to file your claim for you. At the time of the end of the visit we will collect from you the estimated amount insurance is not expected to pay. We file all insurance electronically so your insurance company can receive each claim within days of treatment.
Please understand that we file dental insurance as a courtesy to our patients. We do not have a contract with your insurance company, only you do. We are not responsible for how your insurance company handles its claims or for what benefits they pay on a claim. We can only assist you in estimating your portion of the cost of treatment; we at no time guarantee what your insurance will or will not do with each claim.

MOST IMPORTANTLY, please keep us informed of any insurance changes such as policy name insurance company address, or a change of employment.

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