Smiling Hills Dental
Michael Alano, DDS

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Easy Payment Options

How can we help you?

Choosing a new family dentist is a big responsibility!

We understand that you probably have a number of questions to determine if we are the right dental office for you.

Below you will find some of our most common questions. If you do not see yours here, just give us a call or send us an email on our contact page.

Easy Payment Options

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.

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!

Not finding what you need?
If you have difficulty using our website, please email us or call us at (909) 393-6001
View the ADA Accessibility Statement
WE ARE OPEN FOR DENTAL SERVICES.  YOU CAN SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT BY CALLING OUR OFFICE AT (909) 393-6001 OR BY CLICKING THE "SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT" BUTTON BELOW.

WE ARE STILL REQUIRED TO HAVE BOTH VACCINATED AND NON-VACCINATED PATIENTS WEAR A MASK UPON ENTERING OUR OFFICE.  THANK YOU.