Some multi appointment services (e.g. crowns, bridges, dentures, implants, root canal therapy) require payment of half the fee at the start of treatment. The remaining balance is due at the start of the appointment when the procedure will be completed.
We accept personal checks with valid identification, cash, MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express. There is a $30.00 charge for returned checks.
Please bring your insurance information with you on your first appointment. This should include a valid insurance card, an address for submitting claims, the name, date of birth, and social security number of the subscriber. Midwestern University currently accepts a limited number of insurance plans. If we do not currently accept your insurance plan, as a courtesy, we will provide a copy of the dental claim form for you to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement once services are paid in full.
It is the patient’s responsibility to review their insurance policies regarding any limitations, exclusions, alternative benefits, deductibles, co-payments, annual maximums, and pre-authorizations prior to treatment.
For your convenience, we now offer payment plans through CareCredit. Please see our Online Payments page to apply online for this financing option, prior to your appointment.
Patients will be advised of their recommended treatment and its estimated cost, as well as any alternative treatment. The accepted treatment plan will be signed by the patient and attending faculty member. Fee estimates are based on the current fees in effect at the time the treatment plan is signed. However, patients are charged the fee currently in effect at the time any service or procedure is started. At each visit, you will be advised of the costs of each succeeding procedure so that you are prepared for the subsequent charges. Please ask your student dentist if this is not clear.
The Dental Institute will attempt to make payment arrangements when necessary. However, if a payment plan has been established and no payment activity has occurred on the patient account, this may result in dismissal from the Dental Institute and the account being sent to a collection agency.