New patient Visit
At University Periodontal Associates, our front office staff will help you with scheduling appointments, complete any paperwork, work with your insurance company and answer any questions, including billing, that you may have. Dr. David K. Dennison has organized this team to make your office visit more comfortable.
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In order to be respectful of all of our patients, we are able to see you by appointment only. This helps us stay on schedule, which is very important to us.
Just as we make every effort to be on time for you, we ask the same courtesy from you for our office. If you are unable to keep your scheduled appointment, please contact us immediately.
What Amenities are in Place for Patient Comfort
We request a minimum of 48 hours notice in canceling an appointment to avoid any missed appointment fees.
Our office is aware of unexpected life events that come up including illnesses or emergencies, but we ask for your cooperation as much as possible in this regard, we are an operating business with employees to pay.
We offer a wide range of days and hours of operation in effort to schedule you at your convenience.
Insurance & Patient Co-payments
Our staff is happy to assist you in learning how your dental insurance can most benefit you. Before your appointment, we will determine your available coverage. In order for us to be prepared for your initial appointment, we ask that you submit two days prior to your appointment any information that will be helpful for us to assist you.
What Patients Should Know About Their Teeth
By giving our staff at least two days to review this information, we will have your benefits and any other important information ready for Dr. Dennison.
If he finds that treatment services are needed, we will be ready to provide you with a detailed information sheet explaining the estimate of how much your insurance company is willing to pay for each procedure, and the portion that you will be expected to fulfill the say day of service.
We remind you that, as our patient, and the one receiving services, you are always responsible to us for any costs. The insurance company is responsible to you for reimbursement of any costs. We are happy to assist you in any way while processing a claim with your insurance, but the ultimate responsibility is between you, the patient, and our office.
We recognize that dental health is very important for your overall health. We want to keep the costs reasonable for you. We have established the following financial policy for your benefit:
||We request that payment of any account balance be paid within 20 days of the statement date
||We have made arrangements to accept credit card payments including: Visa, Discover, American Express, or MasterCard payments
||We are able to accept payments through www.CareCredit.com which offers medical credit for patients to make payments on a payment plan.
How to Develop a Treatment Plan
Appointments & Consultations
What if I would like a second opinion?
If a treatment plan has been discussed, and you would like a second opinion, we are happy to assist you with that. We want our patients to feel comfortable and happy with their recommended treatment plan. We will make every effort to provide all information that is available on the various types of treatments completed at University Periodontal Associates.
What if I am coming to you for a second opinion?
It is our policy that all patients whom have been referred to our office from another practice, or are coming for a second opinion, are required to have a complete examination by Dr. Dennison, before his diagnosis opinion is discussed. We will review all x-rays and chart notes from your previous dentist prior to the scheduled appointment.
If you have questions about insurance, payments, or the consultation services we provide, please email us today or call our Houston, TX office at (832) 975-0990.