Smiling Hills Dental
Michael Alano, DDS

What if I do not have dental insurance?

Many of our patients do not have dental insurance.

Unless provided by your employer, dental insurance can be costly and might not cover as much as you think. Unlike medical insurance, dental insurance is not designed to be a catch-all for the cost of your treatment. Dental insurance often covers only a percentage of your treatment – perhaps 50-80 percent. Many dental insurance companies make it difficult to collect on even that amount by requiring waiting periods and extensive documentation to justify your treatment.

We work with insurance companies for the convenience of our patients, but we also cater to those patients who do not have dental coverage. 

We offer easy payment options including:

  • Cash
  • Checks
  • Credit cards
  • Debit cards

We also offer patient financing options through CareCredit. CareCredit offers both interest-free and long-term financing. You can apply easily online in just minutes to get pre-approved. We can help you apply in the office if you have any questions.

Putting off dental work is more costly in the long run because it could lead to more expensive dental work in the future or even tooth loss. Replacing a tooth is usually more expensive than saving one and always more expensive than preventive care.

Do you have questions about the cost of your treatment? Give us a call!

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: On the advice of the American Dental Association and California Dental Association, and in compliance with California's "Stay At Home" mandate, our dental office is TEMPORARILY CLOSED. All dental appointments will be scheduled on or after May 1.  We will re-evaluate as we receive additional information during this crisis.  If you have a scheduled appointment, we will be sure to update you as your appointment draws near.

If you have a DENTAL EMERGENCY (for example, tooth pain, gum swelling, or abscess), please email us at [email protected] or call/text us at 909-393-6001.  We will be responding to any dental emergencies as quickly as possible.