Financial Policy


Financial Policy

In our efforts to keep dental costs at a minimum while maintaining a high level of professional care, we have established the following financial policies:

1) Patients without dental benefits coverage: Payment is expected at time of service.

2) Patients with dental benefit coverage: We will happily file your claims for you, provided we have been able to verify coverage prior to your scheduled appointment. Deductibles and estimated patient portions will be collected at the time of service. Please be advised that all estimates are based on the information received for you benefit carrier. All claims are subject to the terms and conditions of your policy when the actual claim is received. ALL FEES related to any and all treatment are the sole responsibility of the patient. In the event that payment is not received from you benefit carrier or the amount received is different from the estimated portion, the balance is the responsibility of the patient. 

Missed or broken appointments: Our office requires a minimum of 48 hours notification for all broken, failed or short notice changes.

Dental Benefits

While we do not participate with all Dental Benefit plans, many will cover better out of network. 

We currently participate with  CareFirst, Cigna, Guardian and Federal Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO’s, and United Healthcare.

Please advise one of our Administrative team members of any changes in your dental benefits so that all claims can be properly filed on your behalf.

For your convenience we accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover. We deliver the finest care at the most reasonable cost to our patients, therefore payment is due at the time service is rendered unless other arrangements have been made in advance. If you have questions regarding your account, please contact us at Silver Spring Smile Designs
Formerly A&H Associates Phone Number
. Many times, a simple telephone call will clear any misunderstandings.

Our office also offers affordable financing through Care Credit , many times without any finance charges.

Please remember you are fully responsible for all fees charged by this office regardless of your dental benefit coverage.