For your convenience, our St. Louis dental office accepts cash, personal checks, money orders and major credit cards including, VISA, MasterCard, AMERICAN EXPRESS & DISCOVER. Payment is expected at the time services are performed. When more extensive dental care is necessary, financial arrangements can be made with our office.
As a service to our patients, Gary B. Wiele, DDS accepts most dental insurance programs, including non-managed care and PPO out-of-network. We are not part of any managed care network. Our accounting staff will prepare all the necessary forms for your dental benefits. However, we remind you that your specific policy is an agreement between you and your insurance company. Please keep in mind that you are responsible for your total obligation should your insurance benefits result in less coverage than anticipated. Our staff will gladly submit a pre-treatment estimate to your insurance company so that you will know what your benefits will be.
The fees charged for services rendered to those who are insured are the usual and customary fees charged to all our patients for similar services. Your policy may base its allowances on a fixed fee schedule, which may or may not coincide with our usual fees. You should be aware that different insurance companies vary greatly in the types of coverage available. Also, some companies take care of claims promptly while others delay payment for several months.
For all dental procedures completed in one visit such as fillings, extractions, and cleanings we require payment in full if you do not have dental insurance. For procedures which require two visits such as crowns, bridges, dentures and partials we require no less than 50% of the total at the first appointment and then the remaining upon completion. If these options do not fit your budget you may speak to our office staff for financing information through Care Credit.
If you have dental insurance, we require your co-insurance payment the day of service. Your portion will be estimated using the information provided to us by your insurance company. It is important to remember that we file your dental insurance as a courtesy. You are ultimately responsible for compensation for services we provide.
We’re pleased to offer our patients CareCredit, North America’s leader in patient payment plans. CareCredit lets you begin your treatment immediately – then pay for it over time with low monthly payments that fit easily into your monthly budget.
Like a credit card, but better
CareCredit works like a credit card, but is exclusive for healthcare services. With no up-front costs, no pre-payment penalties, and no annual fees, CareCredit lets you pay over time and frees up cash and credit cards for the other things you want or need. CareCredit offers low monthly payment plans for healthcare procedures not commonly covered by insurance, including dental treatment. Plus, you can use your card again and again to pay for additional treatment for yourself or family members in any CareCredit practice.
Low minimum monthly payments
No-interest financing if paid within 12 months (Additional plans may be available)
No up-front costs, pre-payment penalties or annual fees
Learn more by visiting CareCredit.com or contacting our office. It only takes a few minutes to apply for CareCredit and you may receive an online decision in seconds! For more information or to apply now, just click on the link below.