Payment and Financing

Options
To help you get the care you need, we have a number of convenient payment options. Before we get started with treatment, we’ll discuss your needs and make payment arrangement that work for you. We accept most dental plans, and will coordinate with your provider to help you to get the most out of you dental insurance benefits. We also accept MasterCard, Visa, and Discover Card. We extend cash discounts courtesy for payment in full by cash. Our office policy is to collect your portion at the time services are rendered. We accept several forms of payment and also offer financing for larger treatment plans. Please refer to our Financial Policy pdf under the Patient Forms tab.

Financing
Many of our patients find it convenient to spread out treatment costs into low monthly payments. We work with a number of different financing companies, and each offers extended payments plans. We’ll go over all the options to find the plan that works for you. Once we decide on the plan, we’ll process the application and have a decision for you in minutes. It’s that simple to get started on your beautiful healthy smile today!

Care Credit
Care credit has a number of affordable plans, including up to 18 months interest free for Invisalign treatment.

We also offer in-house financing in the form of monthly payments after a down payment for dental treatment with 0% financing for the length of treatment.

Dental Insurance
How does our office assist you with insurance?
For your convenience, we will submit initial insurance claims pertaining to charges for care provided in our office. However, please be aware that our primary financial relationship is with our patients and their families and not with their respective insurance companies.

Our philosophy, high standard of care, customer service, and ethics are not compatible with the restrictive nature of many managed care plans (HMOs). Accordingly, our office is not a contracted provider with any HMO or DHMO plans.

Traditional benefit (“indemnity”) plans do not stipulate where you can go. You can see any dentist (including us!) and receive the full benefits of the policy.

If your benefit plan is a PPO, you are allowed to select any provider you see fit. Heritage Oak Dental is a “preferred provider” for MOST PPO insurance plans (see the Network List below).

If your plan is an HMO/DMO, you will receive benefits only if you see a dentist on their very restrictive list of contracted providers. Naturally, it will be our pleasure to serve you; however, your HMO plan will not cover any of your costs at our office.

We will never compromise your care based on what an insurance company says. Our commitment is to serve you rather than insurance companies. Ultimately, your insurance company is responsible to you. We cannot make any guarantees or promises on behalf of your insurance company.

Heritage Dental Plan
The Heritage Dental Plan is a flexible alternative to insurance. Enroll today and enjoy no claim forms, no deductibles, no annual maximums, no waiting period, no limitations, and specialty service discounts!

To learn more please call (916) 626-4050

* Know what your benefits are before treatment starts. If you are not sure, contact your insurance company so that you know exactly how much you can expect to be paid and when to expect payment.
* If you would like our office to submit claim forms prior to treatment, we ask that you provide us with the name, address and telephone number of your insurance carrier.
* We cannot provide services on the assumption that our charges will be paid by an insurance carrier. However, for your convenience, we will accept payments from your insurance company assigned to us by the insured. Such payments will be credited accordingly to your account.

Network List:
Active Duty Dental pRogram United Concordia Tricare
Ameriben Solutions
America’s Choice Healthplans
Ameritas
Anthem BCBS Maine
Anthem BCBS Missouri
Anthem BCBS of CA
Anthem BCBS of CT
Anthem BCBS of GA
Anthem BCBS Ohio
Anthem BCBS Wisconsin
Anthem Blue Cross Life & Health
Assurant Employee Benefits
Assurant Health
Blue Cross of Idaho
Boon Chapman Benefit Administrators
CBCA Administrators
Cigna
Citizens Security Life Ins Co
Commercial Travelers
Corporate Benefit Services
Dearborn National
Delta Dental PPO
Delta Dental Premier
Dental Select
Dentegra
Direct Dental Administrators LLC
DNOA
Empire Blue Cross
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
First Dental Health
GoldenWest
Group Administrators
Guardian
Healthscope
HealthSmart Benefit Solutions
Humana
Independent Health
Integrity Administrators
International Benefits Administrators
Kansas City Life Ins Co
Maxon Administrators
Meritain Health
Metlife
Nippon Life Insurance Company
NovaNet
Optum Health (UHC)
Premier Access
Principal
SISCO
Stratose
The Premier Dental Group
Tricare Metlife
UDC
UMR
United Concordia
United Group Programs