Michigan Avenue Dentist
We Welcome New Patients
We love accepting new patients into our dental family. You will have the opportunity to meet with our team and get to know Dr. Carole Landman. We are committed to educating you about your dental needs and will answer any questions you may have concerning your treatment.
Our goal is to provide you with the highest level of dental care available today. Thank you for your confidence in our dental office and we look forward to meeting you.
New Patient Forms
To provide you with the most efficient new patient experience, please download, print, and complete the forms below and email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our team will take comprehensive records and address any concerns or questions you may have. If you have any problems downloading the forms, please contact our office and we will gladly send them to you.
Your First Visit
Your first visit with us may include:
- Comprehensive oral examination
- Full mouth digital x-rays
- Intra-oral photographs
- Oral cancer screening
- Oral hygiene instruction
- Teeth cleaning
- One-on-one consultation with our dentist to discuss your needs, concerns, goals, and treatment options
During your visit, we will answer any and all questions about your oral health. We will provide a detailed financial consultation to ensure your treatments are timed effectively and affordably.
Insurance & Billing
When you hear the words “fee-for-service dentistry,” it may sound like a deterrent. Does it mean cash only? No insurance accepted?
Here’s what the reasoning behind fee-for-service really is, and how it can benefit the care you receive.
Quality Over Quantity
Some dental patients feel restricted by their dental insurance, in that they’re not able to select a provider that offer the level of quality care they are looking for. However, many fee-for-service dentists do accept insurance, even if they do not participate as a “preferred provider” in the plan that you carry.
Working outside of the network allows the fee-for-service dentist to charge a fair and fixed rate for specific procedures that they offer, rather than have their fees managed and dictated by a third-party insurance provider.
This measure allows dentists to utilize the highest quality labs and materials, rather than having to select lower-quality facilities in order to meet cost restrictions. As a result, patients will be able to receive excellent care that isn’t restricted by an insurance carrier’s contract.
Payment at the Time of Service
As a fee-for-service practice, we request payment for services in full at the time of treatment (to be reimbursed to you directly by your insurance carrier).
Some insurance companies prefer to reimburse the patient directly, making it more cost-effective and efficient for all parties involved to pay for the dental treatment at the time of the appointment.
What Happens Once Insurance is Filed
We are happy to file insurance claims on your behalf. Even though you are paying the office directly, we manage all of the paperwork and forms that are needed to seek reimbursement for your plan’s coverage and provide a customized narrative when appropriate.
It’s important to note that insurance claims can take well over 30 days or more to file, process, and a reimbursement check sent out. Once it arrives, the payment should be made and mailed directly to your home address.
An Advantage for Patients and Dentists
Fee-for-service dentistry is a deterrent for some individuals when seeking out a new dentist. But the truth is that when you need the best care at a competitive rate, seeking out a fee-for-service dentist provides both you and your dentist with more freedom in regard to what’s possible for your smile and for your oral health. The fair pricing allows your dentist to select the best procedures and methodologies, rather than the ones that will “only fit into the plan’s package.”
We provide multiple financing options, including CareCredit and Lending Club, to ensure you can receive the treatments you need with a plan you can afford.