Financial Information

Payments

Payment procedures and Medical Aids

For your convenience we accept cash, credit and debit cards (Visa, Master Card, Maestro) and cheques. Electronic payments can be made on the premises or from home the day before treatment.

Cost of implant components are to be paid at least three working days prior to surgery. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of the surgery.

All treatment cost are payable by the patient directly after every procedure, as the practice does not submit any claims to medical aid funds. This will remain the responsibility of the patient. Our treatment is based on your dental health needs and not on your medical aid coverage.

It is important that you understand and consent to both the treatment plan and the estimated cost of treatment. It is your right to accept or decline our recommended treatment plan. If you reject or delay recommended treatment, you do so at your own risk. You are requested to sign acceptance of our treatment plan and cost estimate. If clinical conditions require change in treatment, details and costs will be provided before proceeding.
The final treatment plan and costs may differ from the proposed treatment plan, as every treatment is determined by the clinical circumstance. This will however be discussed with the patient.

Due to fluctuation in the exchange rates and material costs, the laboratory fees and implant component fees may differ from the amounts in the cost estimates.

The practice charges fees that are above the National Health Reference Price List (NHRPL). The website for the Health Professions Council of South Africa is www.hpcsa.co.za The cost estimate does not include any prosthodontic fees and related implant component costs. The dentist/prosthodontist involved will provide the cost estimate for any restorative treatment to be undertaken. After finalization of the treatment, you will be placed on a specially prepared maintenance program.

Costs estimates are normally valid for 3 months. Your medical aid cover is a contract between you and the medical scheme and NOT between the doctor and medical scheme. All medical schemes have different conditions, limits and benefits levels. We do not accept any responsibility for your medical scheme coverage and you remain responsible for payment for all accounts. Benefits provided by medical schemes are not “Medical Aid Rates” and dentists are not obliged to charge that fee. Patients are encouraged to submit cost estimates to their schemes before proceeding with treatment so that they may budget accordingly.