Insurance and Payment Information
Payment, Insurance, Billing and Financing Options
The cost of treatment depends on each person’s dental needs and treatment choices. After a comprehensive exam, we will present our recommendations as well as discuss alternative treatment so you can make an informed decision. When requested, we will present a treatment plan complete with fees before treatment is started.
While we want to help you receive the dental care you need, we know financial information is an important part of decision making. Southwest Portland Dental works hard to make dental care affordable and to help you take full advantage of your insurance benefits.
We accept most major dental insurance plans. We recommend you check with your individual insurance provider to make sure that you are able to see the dentist of your choice. There are some plans that require you to go to a specific clinic or network of providers with whom we are not associated. If you have dental insurance, we are happy to assist you in receiving your maximum allowable benefits.
Professional care is provided to you, our patient, and not to an insurance company. Thus, the insurance is responsible to the patient and the patients are responsible to the doctor. We will help in every way we can in filing your claim and handling insurance questions from our office on your behalf.
Our office is strictly a third party who relays information your insurance provides to us. Therefore, we encourage all of our patients to contact their insurance company before treatment if they are concerned about dental coverage. As a courtesy to our patients, we bill most major dental insurance companies on your behalf.
We work with most dental insurance plans for major insurance providers, including:
- Washington Dental Service
- Oregon Dental Service
- Delta Dental
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Many others too: please call if you don’t see your plan listed
In an effort to keep fees down while maintaining the highest level of professional care, we have established the following financial policy:
- If full payment is made at the onset of treatment, we will offer a 5% savings on uninsured treatment when paid with cash, check or debit card. This will not apply to accounts that have an existing balance.
- To accommodate your individual needs for extensive treatments, we are pleased to offer instant credit approval with no interest through CareCredit to assist those who require payment plans.
- For your convenience, we accept payment by Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
All payment plans must be made prior to treatment. Portland dentists Drs. Jarvis and Goldwyn do not want finances to stand in the way of providing the treatment their patients need. Our office will work with you to assure a financial arrangement that is as reasonable as possible for the patient and the dental office.
Southwest Portland Dental
1616 SW Sunset Blvd., Suite B