Payment Options

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Insurance Information

Navigating any insurance is a challenge – and dental insurance is no exception.  Most people have a hard time understanding their dental benefits.  Dental insurance is not the same as medical insurance or other traditional insurance plans – it is typically a benefit provided by employers to help employees cover the cost of routine dental treatment. Employers or individuals will buy a plan (one of many offered) based on the amount of the benefit and the cost of the premium for the company or the individual. Most plans cover only a part of the total fee for dental services.

Currently our practice is not contracted with any dental insurance companies, but you can absolutely use your insurance benefits.  We will help you in every way we can in filing your claims, handling insurance queries, processing follow-ups, lost claims, etc. No question is too small for you to ask, whether it is about your treatment, benefit plan or statement. We are here to help you!

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Financial Policy


At Westport Periodontics, our doctors and staff are proud to be a team whose primary mission is to deliver the finest and most comprehensive periodontal services available today. We are concerned about your dental care and want to ensure you that it is performed in the most responsible manner. In order to assist you with the investment in your dental health, we have outlined our payment policy.


For single-visit procedures, our policy is that payment is due in full at the time of service. For your convenience we accept cash, checks, money orders, and credit card payment (MasterCard, Visa, and Discover).


  • Option 1: Full Payment at Time of Service
    • 5 percent fee reduction for payment before treatment is rendered.
    • Selection of this option gives you the maximum savings on the cost of your treatment plan because the billing expenses we save are passed on to you in the form of a 5 percent discount. Your Treatment Coordinator will provide you with specific details.
  • Option 2: Open Account Payment Plans
    • Treatment fees divided into two or three equal payments.
    • For individuals desiring a more flexible payment plan, the open account plan may be the best choice. This plan allows for three equal payments to be paid out over a period of three months. The first payment of one-third is due at the time of treatment, the second payment is due one month after treatment, and the third and final payment is due two months after treatment.
  • Option 3: Outside Financing 
    • For those who would prefer an extended payment plan. We offer financing with approved credit through Care Credit. 

For your convenience, payments may be made with cash, personal check, or credit card. If you have any problems or questions, please ask our staff. They are well informed and up-to-date. 

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