Financial Policy

Dental treatment is an excellent investment in an individual’s medical and psychological care, and we do our best to make finances easy for you. To maintain the practice operations and prevent potential misunderstandings, we ask patients to accept and adhere to the following financial arrangements regarding their dental treatment.

In order to minimize any wait time for you, we don’t double-book. Dr. Puterman reserves a specific amount of time especially for you and we strongly encourage all patients to keep their appointments. As such, we request a 10% deposit to reserve surgical appointments.  Full payments for all services are expected prior to services being rendered.  We accept cash, checks, debit cards, and all major credit cards.  

We realize that every person’s financial situation is different.  For this reason, we gladly accept CareCredit as an additional financing option.  Upon credit approval, we offer payment options to help you receive the dental care you need and deserve that allows you to enjoy a healthy, beautiful smile with respect to your budget. If you choose to apply for CareCredit, we gladly pay your interest for 6 months.

Fee estimates provided for procedures are based on what treatment is planned for that appointment. Clinical situations may dictate alternative procedures, which may alter fees. If necessary, this will always be discussed with you prior to treatment.

Fee estimates are guaranteed for 6 months from the date of the consultation.

Broken appointments: Deposits towards treatment are refundable with a minimum of 48 hours notice. If less than 48 hours notice is given, there is a cancellation fee at our discretion, up to 50% of the procedure fee.

The undersigned patient understands and agrees that it is personally responsible for payment of the bill for the services rendered. If they fail to pay, in full, for the services rendered, and the matter is referred to our attorney for collection, they shall be responsible for: (1) pre-judgment interest in the amount of 1½% per month on the unpaid balance (18% per year) from the time the service(s) were rendered;  (2) reasonable legal fees, which shall be defined as 30% of the unpaid balance of both principal and accumulated pre-judgment interest; and (3) any out-of-pocket expenses incurred by our attorney for collection, including postage and service fees up to $75.00 per service attempt.