Financial Policies & Dental Insurance
Our team is completely dedicated to ensuring your optimal dental health. We will do everything we can to assist you with financial arrangements for your dental services, no matter what type of treatment you require. Our practice offers a wide range of payment options, streamlining your dental experience so you can get the treatment you need when you need it.
Dental Insurance Options
Dr. Hoge is currently a participating provider with the Delta Dental Insurance Company. Dr. Zalewsky is an out-of-network provider for all insurance plans. Our office insurance coordinators also work with various other insurance companies to assist our patients with their claims.
As a courtesy to our patients, we are happy to help you by completing and filing insurance claims to maximize your coverage and flex spending. If your insurance company has questions or comments about the service you received in our office, we will provide them with documented proof of your visit, including x-rays and diagnostic reports.
It is important for each patient to understand their dental care coverage. In general, dental insurance has a deductible, which is a specified dollar amount that the insured party is required to pay before coverage kicks in. After the deductible is met, most plans have coverage allowances or co-pays for each specific dental service.
Many insurance companies also offer free or significantly discounted preventive care coverage, which means that you might have access to inexpensive procedures like dental exams, sealants, or basic restorations.
Many dental insurance carriers have strict service exclusions which may not be detailed on the insurance card itself; such exclusions often encompass anything classified as orthodontic care, cosmetic dentistry, or elective dentistry, including dental implants, teeth whitening, or dental bonding.
We encourage patients to contact their insurance company and request the details of their policy. Share what you learn with our doctors. If a needed dental service is not covered, our clinicians will work closely with you to create a treatment plan that will meet your needs and fit your budget.
For your convenience, Precision Periodontics and Implant Dentistry accepts these forms of payment:
- Debit Card
- Credit Card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express)
We also accept CareCredit, a nationally accepted healthcare expenses credit card that you can use to pay for a wide range of different services, including dental care and dental emergencies If you are interested in CareCredit, fill out an application in our office or apply online at www.carecredit.com.
We will schedule your appointment as promptly as possible. If you have pain or an emergency situation, every attempt will be made to see you that day. For your convenience, our offices are open during the following hours at both of our locations:
Monday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Friday: 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Our receptionists have been trained to listen to your concerns and can knowledgably answer most questions. They will refer the questions to one of our doctors if needed.
We ask that you provide us with 48 hours’ notice if you are unable to keep an appointment. Repeated cancellations without notice or no-shows make it difficult to provide optimum care for our other patients who are waiting to be seen. If you do not cancel or reschedule your appointment with 48 hours’ notice, a fee may be incurred. To avoid billing problems, contact our office immediately if you suspect you won’t be able to make it to a scheduled appointment. We appreciate your consideration!
Contact Us For More Information
For more information about our financial policies or to make an appointment, feel free to contact our office. Dr. Justin Zalewsky and our team at Precision Periodontics and Implant Dentistry offer a range of periodontal treatment options to the Virginia, Maryland and DC area including Springfield, Annandale, Arlington, Burke, Chevy Chase, Falls Church, and Fairfax.