Smiling Hills Dental
Michael Alano, DDS

If I already have dental insurance, how can I estimate the cost of my treatment?

You can begin by calling our office. It will be beneficial if you have your insurance card in front of you or have a copy of your group number, plan number, and ID number. The date of birth of the policy holder will also help us identify you in the system.

Our office staff will review your insurance coverage with you to maximize your benefits and explain how your insurance works. If you will be responsible for a percentage of your treatment, we can help you determine your responsible portion so you can accurately plan it in your budget. You will receive a written estimate of your dental treatment plan, including your out-of-pocket costs. 

If you do incur out-of-pocket expenses, don’t worry! We make payment easy by accepting cash, checks, and credit cards. We also offer patient financing through CareCredit. CareCredit is like a credit card and is a revolving account that you can use for many of your healthcare costs. It is widely accepted and recognized, so you will likely have many uses for this type of service.

We are up front with your dental costs and can help you phase out your treatment over time, if necessary. By addressing the most pressing dental issues right away, we can still take great care of your smile and stay within your budget.