Practice Policies - Dr. Michael Dagostino, D.D.S.
Our office does accept cash, checks, money order, Visa, MasterCard,
Our office does offer payment plans
for certain procedures. Our policy is at least 25% down and the remaining
75% in equal payments over the next 12 months. We will not charge any
interest during that year, however any balance remaining will incur an interest
rate of 18% APR.
Dental Appointments and Cancellations
Please be on time for your appointments to help us maintain our schedule and commitment
to all patients. If you have an unforeseen circumstance that causes a late
arrival, please phone our
office to alert our staff, who have prepared for your visit at a specific
Please notify our office at least 24 hours in advance if you are unable to
keep your appointment. This courtesy makes it possible to give your appointment
time to another patient who desires to see the doctor. If you do not notify our
office at least 24 hours in advance, we reserve the right to charge you for a
Our office will gladly file the appropriate insurance documents
for any procedure we perform. Unfortunately, the insurance companies have
an adversarial relationship with dentists. The insurance companies are
in the business to make money and sometimes this will be reflected by their
reluctance to process a properly completed claim. We will re-file an insurance
claim up to three separate times in order to fulfill the insurance companies'
needs. However, after three attempts we must ask our patients or someone
from their employer's personnel department to call to expedite the processing
of their claim.
Remember, the relationship is between you and the insurance
company, and they can decline to work with us. Any balance remaining is
still the patient's responsibility.